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  • Obesity in pets is on the rise, but sometimes it is easy to overlook when a pet is just a bit overweight. In fact, many people are unsure of what a dog at a healthy weight looks like. Even slight excess weight puts pressure on a dog's heart and joints, so knowing when they need a diet is vital.

    Does My Dog Need a Diet?

    Does My Dog Need a Diet?

    by Sophie Jackson0

  • Joint issues are common in German Shepherds. Elbow dysplasia is a painful condition, especially when dogs get older, as this can seriously lessen their quality of life.

    Elbow Dysplasia in German Shepherd Dogs

    Elbow Dysplasia in German Shepherd Dogs

    by Sam Shepards2

  • We all like our homes to smell fresh and clean, and for that reason, many people use plug-in or spray air fresheners to help their house smell nice. Unfortunately, air fresheners can have a downside—they can make dogs very unwell and can even lead to death.

    Could Your Air Freshener Be Making Your Dog Sick?

    Could Your Air Freshener Be Making Your Dog Sick?

    by Sophie Jackson0

  • If your dog's skin is turning yellow, he or she is likely seriously ill and needs to be treated correctly. Learn what exactly is going wrong, how your dog should be treated, and everything you can do at home to help them.

    Helping a Dog With Jaundice at Home

    Helping a Dog With Jaundice at Home

    by Dr Mark0

  • So, Scooter’s veterinarian has recommended a dental cleaning. You’ve heard that there is anesthesia involved and costs that have made you hesitate. What do you do? Here's a breakdown of the stages of veterinary dental cleaning and the various charges explained.

    Your Pet's Dental or Teeth-Cleaning Bill Explained

    Your Pet's Dental or Teeth-Cleaning Bill Explained

    by Catherine Berry0

  • We all catch colds or the flu from time to time, but what about our pets? Dogs, like any animal, can suffer from viruses and infections similar to humans. They can also suffer complications from illnesses, so knowing how to spot when they have a cold is important to keep them healthy.

    Can Dogs Catch Colds or the Flu?

    Can Dogs Catch Colds or the Flu?

    by Sophie Jackson0

  • Have you noticed that extra digit on your dog's leg? Or, maybe you have read a puppy advertisement that says "dewclaws removed" and wonder what that means? This article explains the purpose of a dewclaw, why your dog has them, and why you should be careful when considering having them removed.

    What Are Dewclaws and Do Dogs Need Them?

    What Are Dewclaws and Do Dogs Need Them?

    by Sophie Jackson2

  • While most people would never consider giving alcohol to dogs, accidental cases of alcohol poisoning are seen far too often by vets, especially during holidays. Alcohol is highly toxic to dogs and it is important to know the symptoms to ensure your pet is swiftly and effectively treated.

    The Dangers of Alcohol Poisoning in Dogs

    The Dangers of Alcohol Poisoning in Dogs

    by Sophie Jackson3

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