The Best Harness for Dogs

The Best Harness for Dogs

by Jessica Mabie - Canine Specialist 5 min read

Using a body harness to walk your dog is a great way to gain better control safely. Dogs who tend to pull on walks often benefit from using a harness since it does not pull on the dog’s neck, causing them to cough.
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Brain Injury in Dogs

Brain Injury in Dogs

by Dr. Erica Irish - Veterinarian 5 min read

What are some of the signs of brain trauma, and what can you expect when you bring your pup to see his vet?
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CBD Dog Treat Recipes

CBD Dog Treat Recipes

by Nicole DeVault - Canine Specialist 5 min read

CBD is a healthy supplement that aids in many types of dog ailments. Check with your vet before giving your dog CBD. Once they’ve been cleared, here are some recipes for you to try that your pup is sure to love!
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Do Puppy Tests Work? Personality Consistency in Dogs

Do Puppy Tests Work? Personality Consistency in Dogs

by Claudia Bensimoun - Canine Specialist 6 min read

Does a dog's personality traits stay consistent over time? A look at a Department of Psychology, University of Texas, a study by Samuel D. Gosling, Jamie Fratkin, David Sinn, and Erika Patall.
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Chondrosarcoma in Dogs

Chondrosarcoma in Dogs

by Dr. Erica Irish - Veterinarian 4 min read

Chondrosarcomas are the second most common type of bone cancer in dogs and don’t appear to be discussed as often. How do chondrosarcomas compare to osteosarcomas, and how are they treated?
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How Do Dogs Process Words?

How Do Dogs Process Words?

by Claudia Bensimoun - Canine Specialist 5 min read

This entails communication to make it possible to get the correct behavior from your dog. Verbal communication together with paraverbal and nonverbal channels is key to precise communication while training.
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How To Teach Your Dog To Not Bark at Strangers

How To Teach Your Dog To Not Bark at Strangers

by Amber LaRock - Vet Tech & Trainer 4 min read

In this article, we’ll dive into the basics of teaching your dog how to mind their manners, and help you end this pesky canine habit for good!
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Distichiasis in Dogs

Distichiasis in Dogs

by Dr. Sara Ochoa - Veterinarian 4 min read

Does your dog have watery eyes, or are they always getting eye infections? This could be a sign of distichiasis in dogs.
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Hosting a Birthday Party for Fido!

Hosting a Birthday Party for Fido!

by Claudia Bensimoun - Canine Specialist 5 min read

Hosting a birthday party for your dog? Here’s how to ensure a celebration that’s safe and fun for everyone.
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Anaphylactic Shock in Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, and What to Do

Anaphylactic Shock in Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, and What to Do

by Dr. Erica Irish - Veterinarian 4 min read

Severe clinical signs associated with an allergic reaction can be life-threatening, and your pup can go into anaphylactic shock if left untreated.
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What is Intervertebral Disc Disease in Dogs?

What is Intervertebral Disc Disease in Dogs?

by Dr. Erica Irish - Veterinarian 5 min read

Intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) refers to having a degenerative joint problem that affects the spaces in between the vertebrae that make up your dog’s spinal column.
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Umbilical Hernia in Dogs

Umbilical Hernia in Dogs

by Dr. Sara Ochoa - Veterinarian 4 min read

In dogs, the umbilicus is located in the abdomen right under the ribcage. If you notice this in your puppy, it would be best for your vet to look at this area.
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How Dogs Know When Communication Is Intended for Them

How Dogs Know When Communication Is Intended for Them

by Claudia Bensimoun - Canine Specialist 4 min read

Thousands of years of living with humans and domestication have most likely given our furry friends an evolved ability to pay attention to and understand most human visual communication. The main question is how flexible dogs' understanding of human communication really is.
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Ectropion in Dogs

Ectropion in Dogs

by Dr. Erica Irish - Veterinarian 3 min read

Have you ever seen a dog with droopy eyes? Most pet owners might think that is normal for some dogs, especially hound dogs, but it may surprise you to learn that droopy eyes are a medical condition called ectropion.
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How to Teach a Dog to Fetch

How to Teach a Dog to Fetch

by Nicole DeVault - Canine Specialist 5 min read

Teaching your dog to fetch serves many purposes. It allows for positive engagement between you and your pet. You can easily tire your dog out without much effort from you.
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Congenital Deafness in Dogs

Congenital Deafness in Dogs

by Dr. Erica Irish - Veterinarian 4 min read

What causes this kind of hearing loss, and is there anything you can do about it?
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Environmental Factors Can Affect the Incidence of Hip Dysplasia

Environmental Factors Can Affect the Incidence of Hip Dysplasia

by Claudia Bensimoun - Canine Specialist 3 min read

A study by Norwegian researcher Randi Krontveit indicates that conditions in early puppyhood can affect the appearance or severity of hip dysplasia in genetically predisposed dogs.
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The Breakfast Effect in Dogs

The Breakfast Effect in Dogs

by Claudia Bensimoun - Canine Specialist 4 min read

The study found that dogs that searched 30 minutes after a meal were more accurate than those canines that searched when hungry.
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Leptospirosis in Dogs

Leptospirosis in Dogs

by Dr. Erica Irish - Veterinarian 4 min read

What is leptospirosis and why is it becoming an increasing problem in veterinary medicine?
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Candle Safety for Your Pet

Candle Safety for Your Pet

by Claudia Bensimoun - Canine Specialist 4 min read

A lit candle has a mellow, magical effect, but it can rapidly become a serious danger if you’re not careful, especially if you have an active, curious dog or cat in the house.
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How Dog Beds Prevent Calluses

How Dog Beds Prevent Calluses

by Dr. Sara Ochoa - Veterinarian 4 min read

There are many reasons that your dog could get calluses. The main reason is that they have been laying on hard surfaces. Learn How a good dog bed can prevent these issues.
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The Miniature Pinscher

The Miniature Pinscher

by Claudia Bensimoun - Canine Specialist 6 min read

This quirky dog breed is one of Europe’s favorite Toy dog breeds and has always been a popular dog breed in the U.S.
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Anaerobic Bacterial Infections in Dogs

Anaerobic Bacterial Infections in Dogs

by Dr. Erica Irish - Veterinarian 5 min read

Just like in humans, dogs have naturally-occurring bacteria in their bodies that provide many benefits. These beneficial bacteria can help with food digestion while others block harmful bacteria from accumulating and causing disease.
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How Do Police Dogs Track A Scent?

How Do Police Dogs Track A Scent?

by Casey Jones 4 min read

In this article we’ll dive into the details of scent tracking in dogs, and how these working pups learn this impressive ability.
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Prostate Cancer in Dogs

Prostate Cancer in Dogs

by Dr. Sara Ochoa - Veterinarian 4 min read

Is your older male dog having trouble urinating? There may be many things causing him to have these issues. One common reason is prostate cancer.
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The Welsh Terrier

The Welsh Terrier

by Claudia Bensimoun - Canine Specialist 7 min read

Considering adopting a Welsh Terrier? Learn all about this playful and mild-mannered breed from one of our canine specialists!
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What To Know Before You Shave Your Dog

What To Know Before You Shave Your Dog

by Amber LaRock - Vet Tech & Trainer 5 min read

In this article, we’ll dive into the topic of shaving your dog, and help you understand if it’s the best choice for your pup or not!
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Melanoma in Dogs

Melanoma in Dogs

by Dr. Erica Irish - Veterinarian 4 min read

Melanoma is one such cancer, and it can occur on the skin or inside of your dog’s mouth. While the skin version of melanoma can be relatively benign, the oral form is much more severe.
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Bone Cancer in Dogs

Bone Cancer in Dogs

by Dr. Erica Irish - Veterinarian 4 min read

Tumors that form internally may be harmful, painful, and can spread to other parts of the body. Bone cancer is one such type of malignant cancer.
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Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog

Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog

by Claudia Bensimoun - Canine Specialist 7 min read

By 1917, Stumpy-Tailed Cattle Dogs made up 50 % of Cattle Dog entrants in dog shows. This breed was looked upon as a working dog breed, and is recognized by the FCI.
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Can Dogs Die of COVID-19?

Can Dogs Die of COVID-19?

by Dr. Sara Ochoa - Veterinarian 4 min read

Do you have COVID and are now worried about your pets getting this virus? There are many new findings and discoveries on this disease every day. This is what you need to know about COVID-19 and your dog.
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Can You Take a Dog Hiking?

Can You Take a Dog Hiking?

by Jessica Mabie - Canine Specialist 6 min read

Hiking with your canine is one of life’s greatest joys. Most dogs love hiking in the great outdoors and would love nothing more than to explore it with their favorite human.
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Hemangiosarcoma in Dogs

Hemangiosarcoma in Dogs

by Dr. Erica Irish - Veterinarian 4 min read

There are two types of tumors that can form from blood vessels: hemangiomas and hemangiosarcomas. Hemangiomas are benign types of growths which means that they do not spread or metastasize to other parts of the body.
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The West Highland White Terrier

The West Highland White Terrier

by Claudia Bensimoun - Canine Specialist 7 min read

Considering adopting a Westhighland Terrier, a.k.a., the Westie? Learn all about the breed from one of our canine specialists!
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CBD as an Alternative Supplement to Tramadol

CBD as an Alternative Supplement to Tramadol

by Claudia Bensimoun - Canine Specialist 13 min read

Today, thanks to all the recent studies, many pet parents are seeking pain relief for the pets via cannabidiol with the use of CBD pet treats, tinctures, capsules, transdermal patches, lotions, shampoos, and more!
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Why Coconut Oil is Good For Your Dog

Why Coconut Oil is Good For Your Dog

by Jessica Mabie - Canine Specialist 5 min read

Coconut oil has long been used in alternative remedies as a health curative in humans, but did you know that it is equally beneficial for dogs?
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The Rhodesian Ridgeback

Dog Breed Guide: The Rhodesian Ridgeback

by Claudia Bensimoun - Canine Specialist 7 min read

The Rhodesian Ridgeback, also known as the Lion Dog or African Lion Hound, is another South Africa dog breed and was bred in South Africa by European settlers.
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Pollakiuria in Dogs

Pollakiuria in Dogs: What Owners Need To Know

by Dr. Erica Irish - Veterinarian 4 min read

Most dogs fall into a routine when they go out for walks to go to the bathroom, and they are apt to stick to a routine. But if your dog suddenly needs to go outside to urinate more often, this may indicate that there is a problem!
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How to Best Prepare for Pyoderma in Your Dog

How to Best Prepare for Pyoderma in Your Dog

by Dr. Erica Irish - Veterinarian 4 min read

Pyoderma in dogs is one of the most common skin disorders, and it can affect dogs of all ages, our vet explains how to be mindful of these conditions and what to do when it occurs.
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How Do You Treat Periodontal Disease in Dogs?

How Do You Treat Periodontal Disease in Dogs?

by Dr. Erica Irish - Veterinarian 5 min read

Dogs with periodontal disease start out with gingivitis due to bacteria in the mouth, this article will explain how to manage and treat this condition before it gets worse for your pup.
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Can CBD Oil Help with Dog Training?

Can CBD Oil Help with Dog Training?

by Jessica Mabie - Canine Specialist 5 min read

CBD is gaining wide popularity in the dog community due to its many benefits and uses. It helps with health and anxiety, so would it help when it comes to training your dog?
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Potty Training Your Puppy

Potty Training Your Puppy

by Amber LeRock - Vet Tech & Trainer 4 min read

In this article, we’ll dive into the topic of potty training, and offer you some tips to help you and your pup be successful.
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