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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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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 walker takes a break to work on obedience training with his three clients. He carried a dog walking bag that holds necessary equipment and emergency information.
All About Dogs

Safety Essentials for Dog Walkers

As a conscientious dog owner, you work hard to fit their daily walks into your schedule. It doesn’t matter if you have to get up early or do it after the sun has gone down because it’s about what’s best for your dogs. This attitude is to be applauded, but don’t forget about safety! A Reliable Leash and Dog Collar You want to ensure the leash and collar are appropriate for the size and strength of your dog. The last thing you want is for him to break free and try to run across a busy street or go after

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A small dog pulls his owner after seeing something that caught his attention. Leash pulling is not a fun experience for pet owners. Read how to stop it here.
Dog Training

How to Stop Dog From Pulling

Prevention Tips for Both Types of Pests Dogs who pull on their leashes can be a significant annoyance, not to mention a danger to both the dog and the people around them. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to stop your dog from pulling. In this post, we’ll go over some of the best techniques for breaking your dog of this bad habit. Ready to learn how to stop your dog from pulling?Stopping your dog from pulling requires making sure you have good foundational behaviors in place, obedience training, and plenty of positive reinforcement.While it is frustrating to

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A veterinarian safely removes a tick from a dog. Know how to remove, treat, and prevent ticks in this blog post. Also, understand the difference between fleas and ticks.
Dog Care

The Differences Between Fleas And Ticks

Do you know the difference between fleas and ticks? If not, you’re not alone. Many people cannot identify the differences. Fleas are tiny black bugs that jump and feed on blood, while ticks are brown or black and do not jump. So what’s the big deal? Well, both of these pests can transmit diseases to your pets, so it’s crucial to be able to identify them and take steps to prevent them from infesting your home. Keep reading for more information on fleas vs. ticks. What Are Fleas? Fleas are tiny insects that feed on the blood of mammals and

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How to Care for a Dog’s Broken Toenail

If your dog has a broken toenail, there’s no need to panic. It’s a fairly common injury that can happen for various reasons. The most important thing is to determine if your dog needs to see a vet. If the broken nail is causing your dog pain or bleeding excessively, then it’s best to err on the side of caution and make an appointment with your veterinarian. However, if the break is minor and your dog isn’t uncomfortable, you can likely treat it at home.  What are Broken Nails in Dogs? While most dog owners have likely seen their pet

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As a dog becomes older, it is essential to understand how to care for them in this unique stage of life. Read here for ways you can best help your aging pet.
Dog Care

Caring For A Senior Dog

Senior dogs are often overlooked at rescues and shelters in favor of the next generation of bouncy, yappy puppies. But if you’re a pack leader to a pup in his golden years, you know that’s a shame because older dogs still have a lot of love to give — and they can still have lots of personality and spunk even if they don’t have as much energy as they did in their younger years. Senior dogs typically require less exercise, suffer from fewer behavioral issues, and come to you potty trained. They are an excellent choice for those adopting their

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