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A dog with a fever rests with a cool compress to help bring his temperature down. Read all about fever in dogs and how to properly take their temperature.
Dog Care

Fever in Dogs

Fever in dogs is something many pet owners will encounter at one point or another. Even though it’s relatively common, it can still be scary to see your furry friend feeling ill. A fever is a sign that something is wrong with your dog’s body and can be caused by a variety of underlying conditions, ranging from infections to cancer. It’s important to pay attention to your dog’s temperature and other symptoms, as a fever can be a sign of a serious illness that requires prompt medical attention. What is a Fever in Dogs, and How Do You Check? Fever

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Diagnosing Your Dog

Warning Signs that Your Dog Has a Heart Problem

Like people, dogs can suffer from heart issues; if the problems are serious, they can even die. Protect your dog’s heart health by knowing the common signs and causes, learning how to keep their heart strong, and what to do if a problem exists. There are several warning signs that your dog may have a heart problem, the most telling being sudden collapse and difficulty breathing. If your dog experiences these symptoms and exhibits other symptoms, such as fever or lethargy, they likely have a heart problem. If your dog does not recover within a day or two, please schedule

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A dog is trying to go poop but because of constipation, he can’t. This article tells you all about dog constipation and how you can help your pup.
All About Dogs

Dog Constipation: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

As one of the most common digestive problems among animals, constipation — the difficulty or inability to have normal bowel movements — can affect dogs of all breeds, ages, and lifestyles.While constipation may be common in dogs, it should never be ignored. Left untreated, constipation can cause more serious health problems in the future, including lethargy, loss of appetite, and vomiting. Below is a guide to understanding the causes of constipation, recognizing the symptoms, and treating your pet. Causes of Dog Constipation A variety of different factors can contribute to constipation in your pet. Some of the most common causes

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A couple relaxing with their dogs when one of them suddenly passes awful smelling gas. Read more about flatulent dogs and why their gas smells so bad.
All About Dogs

Silent But Deadly: Flatulence in Dogs

Has this ever happened to you? You and the family are sitting around, maybe watching TV, with the dog sleeping at your feet, and all is well. Then, without warning, it’s like a mustard gas attack as a terrible aroma fills the room. Everyone starts coughing and maybe clearing out, expressing their displeasure.The dog looks up at the commotion and seems to be the only one enjoying it, oblivious that he’s the culprit. Congratulations! Like countless other dog owners, you’ve just been a victim of the infamous silent but deadly canine flatulence. The “silent” part is a fact of anatomy.

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A family heads out on a road trip with their family pet. The dog is more comfortable in the middle seat looking forward to prevent motion sickness
All About Dogs

Motion Sickness

One of our readers sent in a question to Dr. Weaver regarding motion sickness: We adopted a rescue, Molly, around eight months of age, in July 2007. She was emaciated, flea-bitten, and had a lampshade cord wrapped tightly around her neck. She was so weak she couldn’t stand and weighed around 14 lbs. She is now a very happy and healthy dog at about 26 lbs.I have been working with her to get her used to riding in our car. She shakes so severely and then throws up. I’ve given her Dramamine, and it doesn’t do anything. I took her

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A cute puppy plays fetch in the backyard with his owner. Games like fetch, hide-and-seek, tugging, and chasing are great ways to play with your pup.
Dog Behavior

Puppies And Exercise: How Much Is Too Much?

I’m often asked, “Is there such a thing as TOO much exercise for a puppy?” I feel that as long as you are careful and attentive to your puppy, the puppy is the best one to tell you what too much exercise is. Puppies often do not have enough muscle tone to take long runs, but there are always exceptions. Most puppies will tell you when they have hit their limit, and it is vital to resist pushing them beyond this point. Some Things to Be Cautious About Dangers of Over-Exercising Puppies Your puppy is growing just like a human

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A German Shepherd on a walk with his owner barks because he senses danger ahead. The body posture also suggest he is ready to attack the threat.
Barking and Howling

Why Dogs Bark

Dogs use a variety of cues to communicate with each other and humans. They verbalize thoughts, feelings, or opinions through growls, whines, or barks that can be loudest when it’s time for them to take action on something they don’t want you doing! If your dog barks, there is a reason why. It may be simply a response to a stimulus, like a jogger running by the house—or it may be your dog’s way of asking for help. It would be best if you found out why dogs bark to stop them from barking. Some Reasons Dogs Bark Barking is

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Owners and their dogs meet on a fall day at the dog park. This article teaches tips on how to socialize your pup and the importance of this essential part of dog training.
Dog Care

4 Ways To Socialize Your Dog

Meeting people is never easy, but it’s even more complicated when trying to find friends for you and your dog. It’s good for your four-legged pal to interact with members of their species, but everyone has to get along.If it’s love at first sight for the canines, but you don’t get along with the owner, that will be a boring playdate for the humans. And it’s just as bad if you’re friends with someone, but the dogs spend the entire time barking and growling — or just have very different energy levels. Still, just like dating, you can’t give up

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A dog that doesn’t feel well and may have ingested poision.
Dog Care

3 Things to Do When Your Dog May Be Poisoned

Prevention Tips for Both Types of Pests Chocolate cake. Tulips. Wine.These are just a few of the seemingly harmless household items that can be harmful if ingested by your dog. As a Pack Leader, it’s essential to be aware of the many common substances that can be poisonous to your dog and the steps you can take to prevent and treat dog poisoning. If You Know or Suspect Your Dog is Poisoned First, remain calm. Though it’s important to act quickly, you must also act carefully — your actions may determine the outcome of your dog’s health emergency. Step 1

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A dirty dog gets a bath in his backyard and in a baby pool. Using a baby pool outside is a great way to keep your home dry and the mess outside.
All About Dogs

How Often to Bathe a Dog

Dogs, like people, need to bathe regularly. How often you wash your dog depends on several factors: the breed of dog, its age, whether it has been groomed recently, and how dirty it is. Dogs that live in hot climates or spend a lot of time playing outdoors may need to be bathed more often than those who don’t. So how often should you bathe your dog? Generally, most dogs should be given a bath every 1-2 months. However, some exceptions exist: puppies and elderly dogs may need less frequent baths, while dogs with thick fur coats may need more.

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