Nothing causes more distress than when one of our furry friends gets sick. Dog owners as well as cat owners want the best health for their beloved family members. Heartworm is a serious condition that can take you by surprise so you’ll want to be familiar with heartworm treatment and prevention as well as some dangerous myths that abound about hearworms.
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Doctors of veterinary medicine warn about the dangers of "kissing" pets in certain areas of the human body and say the thing as if dog's mouth is cleaner than the human is false. Here is why you shouldn't let your dog lick your face or at least certain parts of it.
Did you know that the recommended amount of food to feed your dog listed on the dogfood bag may be inaccurate and could lead to obesity? Here’s what you need to know to keep your pooch fit and trim for good health.
Did your family get a new pooch over the holidays? Many do; unfortunately however, good intentions toward that new family member can lead to possible emergency surgery that could cost thousands and a lot of heartache. Here’s one warning from the FDA that many pet owners are not aware of concerning a popular canine treat.
Pets are family for most people and some people even consider their fur babies children. Keeping them safe is as important as keeping our human kids safe. Here my summer checklist of 10 ways I’ve found to keep your dog safe this summer. Most of these suggestions go for other pets as well as dogs.
Here’s a Halloween reminder from the FDA on how much chocolate can actually make your pooch sick―or even die―from chocolate-related toxicity.
The bond between dogs and their human companions is special, which is something many dog parents already know. Now a new study provides some evidence of this unique bond, at least when it comes to whether dogs prefer people praise or food.
Dogs are truly smart, which is something every pet owner knows. New research explains why and how it is that your dog understands what you are saying.
A new study has discovered one reason why Labrador retrievers, more than other dogs, tend to be obese. The reason happens to involve genetics, and it turns out that some obese people have a variation in their genes similar to that seen in these dogs.
Arthritis in dogs is common, especially among larger breeds and older canines. Treatment of arthritis in dogs often consists of medications that are associated with undesirable side effects, although there are some natural therapies that have proven helpful. Now researchers have developed a new natural remedy for arthritis in dogs that combines several herbal ingredients.
Tail wagging is a characteristic behavior of dogs that can mean a variety of things both to people and to other dogs. Here are some of the findings about tail wagging and head turning from new and previous studies.
Going on a summer vacation brings up a common problem for many dog owners: Do you take Rex with you on vacation or drop him off at a kennel? From a canine health perspective, this decision is not only balanced by the logistics of finding pet-friendly lodgings during summer travel, but also deciding which choice is healthier for your pet.
While you may enjoy the blast of fireworks on July 4, your dog may be terrified. An animal behavior specialist offers three suggestions on how to help your dog survive July 4 and similar frightening events as well.
Scientists at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna (Vetmeduni Vienna) are studying how animals bond with humans. In findings published in the journal PLOS ONE, researchers explain how the bond between dogs and humans is similar to that of a parent and child. The recent study highlights what a dog might feel from being dumped at a shelter.
The relationship between dogs and their owners is strikingly similar to the parent-child relationship in humans, according to a new study published in PLoS One. The study found dogs, like humans, have an innate need to establish close relationships with other people, which may explain why some owners refer to their dogs as their little babies.