Dogs

Dogs are called man's best friend for a reason. Learn all about dogs, from choosing a dog to solving dog behavior problems to giving dogs first aid.

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Just because a breed of dog is categorized as "toy" doesn't mean it wants to be treated like a toy by your toddler. Are Maltese patient with children?

By Debra Ronca

If dogs are man's best friends, should they spend as much time indoors as humans do? Read on to learn when your pup should -- and should not -- be kept indoors.

By Heather Kolich

A new pup can quickly become the family member you never knew you were missing. Before you rush out to buy chew toys, however, it's important to know what kind of pooch will mesh with your family!

By Alia Hoyt

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Can you find a dog that is alert enough to be a guard dog but also gentle enough for children? Check out our list of 10 family guard dogs.

By Colleen Cancio

When most people see large dogs, they get out of the way fast. Some breeds, however, are gentle enough to fit right with the family -- especially the kids.

By Linda C. Brinson

Not too big, not too small, a medium-sized dog might be a perfect addition to your family. We've got a list of the top 5 breeds to consider.

By Kim Williamson

Looking for a loyal, playful dog that will fit on your kid's lap instead of taking up the whole couch? We've got five pint-sized picks for you.

By Joy H. Montgomery

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Dalmatians are highly energetic and protective. They need owners that will stay active, so couch potatoes need not apply.

By Sara Elliott

Can you teach an old dog new tricks? With clicker training, old and young pups alike will follow your commands, even if they've had behavior problems in the past.

By Amy Feinstein

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.

By Shanna Freeman & Dr. William Fortney

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.

By Shanna Freeman & Dr. William Fortney

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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.

By Shanna Freeman & Dr. William Fortney

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?

By Shanna Freeman & Dr. William Fortney

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.

By Shanna Freeman & Dr. William Fortney

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.

By Shanna Freeman

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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?

By Shanna Freeman & Dr. William Fortney

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.

By Shanna Freeman & Dr. William Fortney

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.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

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

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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.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

The signs of a dog's age can sometimes be obvious but other times subtle. Here are four things to look out for.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

When you know how to read your dog's body language you know just how your pet is feeling. Learn about how to read your dog's body language in this article.

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If you know how to treat your dog's bad breath you'll also know how to ensure its good oral hygiene. Learn about how to treat your dog's bad breath in this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

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Your puppy has very poor sleeping habits and you want to learn how to help it sleep. In this article we will show you how to help puppies sleep.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

If your dog is acting like she†is pregnant and "mothering" inanimate objects but definitely isn't pregnant, she may be having a false pregnancy. Learn about how to tell if your dog is having a false pregnancy from the article below.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors