Dog Care

Knowing the basics of how dogs function as well as the basics of how to take care of a dog are important aspects to keeping you and your pooch happy and healthy.

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Dog Bowls Are Breeding Grounds For Bacteria

Ceramic and plastic bowls, especially, have been shown to breed E. coli, salmonella and even MRSA.

Your Dog Really Wants to Help When You're Upset

A new study shows that our beloved four-legged friends are moved to action when they see us in emotional distress.

Does Rover Have a "Red Cross"?

If your pooch has an emergency, chances are he could need a blood transfusion. So where exactly does the blood he gets come from?

What Should We Be Feeding Our Dogs?

With so many dog foods on the market, how do we know what's best for our furry friends?

Dogs Happy to Share Food With Friends

Think your dog would be willing to share his treats with other dogs? Studies show he probably would.

Fido’s Getting Better Flu Shots

Scientists have developed two new vaccines for canine influenza that are far superior to those now available.

What Do Dogs Prefer: Food or Praise?

What's it going be, Fido: kibbles or kudos? A new study tackled the question.

For the Guinea Worm, Man's Best Friend Is the Warmest Hiding Place

Only seven cases of Guinea worm have occurred in humans so far in 2016. But hundreds of cases have appeared in dogs. What does this mean for guinea worm eradication?

No Bull: Why Pet Stores Are Afraid of the Word 'Penis'

Pet stores provide scientific, anatomical names for dog chews, so why resort to euphemisms like "pizzle" and "bully stick"? Dogs have no shame — but we humans do.

Persistent Stigma of 'Pit Bull' Label Hinders Dog Adoption

Regardless of what a dog's breed actually is, if it's labeled a "pit bull," its chances of adoption drop. Pity the poor pit pup.

How Dog Flu Works

All dogs, regardless of breed or age, are susceptible to the flu. What do you need to know before you drop your pup off at doggie day care?

Is a 'dog year' really seven years?

The old rule of thumb of seven dog years per human year typically makes dogs seem older than they really are. No fear, there's a formula to estimate your dog's age the right way!

Do you need to take a pet greyhound on runs?

Thanks to your pet greyhound's superior speed, trying to keep up with them on a run would be an exercise in futility. Surprisingly, these dogs are lazier than you think!

Can you teach an old dog new tricks?

When it comes to dogs, age really is just a number. If you've got the patience, you surely can teach an old dog some new tricks.

Evaluating Your Dog's Health

Pick up dog food? Check. Take doggie to the vet? Check. Perform regular exams to gauge his health? Yep, you can do that, too. Find out how in this article.

Home Remedies for Dogs With Fleas

Fleas are nasty little parasites that infest your pets -- especially dogs. So, what can you do to prevent and treat these itchy infestations? Find out in this article.

Home Remedies for Dogs With Mange

The words "mangy dog" get thrown around pretty often, but have you ever wondered what they mean? Find out what mange is -- and how you can treat a do that has it.

Home Remedies for Dogs With Porcupine Quills and Foxtails

Spending time outside is great for your pooch, but there are some hazards. What do you do when your dog has a nasty encounter with spiky plants or animals?

Home Remedies for Dogs With Sore Paws and Sunburn

You might have guessed that dogs get sore paws, but did you know that man's best friend suffers from sunburns? Yep. Read on to find out what you can do to help in both cases.

Home Remedies for Dogs With Worms

It's not somethng that any dog owner wants to think about, but our sweet, precious little doggies can be afflicted by some seriously disgusting -- and seriously dangerous -- health problems. Worms and worm-like parasites fall into this category.

Home Remedies for Overweight Dogs

Yes, they can, and that extra weight is just as bad for them as it is for us. So, what can you do to help your overweight doggie slim down -- or stay fit in the first place?

How to Nurse an Ailing Dog

When dogs get sick, owners might feel helpless and worried. But there are a lot of ways you can help you canine companion recover, as you'll discover in this article.

How to Train Your Dog to Be a Guard Dog

Dogs not only make great pets, they can be trained to protect your home and family. Learn about how to train your dog to be a guard dog in this article.

How to Treat Parvo

Parvo is a virus that causes fever, vomiting and diarrhea in dogs. Learn about how to treat parvo in this article.

How to Teach Your Dog to Stay

Would you like to know how to teach your dog to stay when commanded? Learn about how to teach your dog to stay in this article.


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