7 Dog Choking Hazards to Avoid

7 Dog Choking Hazards to Avoid

By AMY SINATRA AYRES | Article Featured on VetStreet

Tennis balls, sticks and steak bones may be some of your dog’s favorite things. But many well-intentioned owners don’t realize that these items — and other things they may typically give their dogs — can be dangerous.

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Bad Advice for Pet Hair, Almost Never Recommended

Written by Dr. Karen Shaw Becker | Article Featured on Mercola Pets

It won’t be long before the weather begins to warm up, ushering in the “season of shedding” for dog parents, many of whom, up to their eyeballs in pet hair, will ask, “What can I do to keep my dog from shedding . . . → Read More: Bad Advice for Pet Hair, Almost Never Recommended

Be Wary of Shopping for Pet Meds Online

By Robert Preidt

If you get medications online for your pets, be careful, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cautions.

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Most People Are Badly Mistaken About How to Help These Little Creatures Thrive

By Dr. Karen Shaw Becker

They’re small, colorful, they live in water and children usually beg to have at least one, growing up. If you didn’t have one yourself, it’s probably you know someone who has. Yes, we’re talking about goldfish, but the sad fact is, very few children (and many adults) are adept . . . → Read More: Most People Are Badly Mistaken About How to Help These Little Creatures Thrive

10 Pet-Proofing Steps for New Dog Parents

Article By Dr. Becker | Featured on Mercola Pets

Bringing a new pet into the family is an exciting time, but it can also be stressful. There’s so much to remember and do to make your new animal companion’s homecoming a joyful and positive experience, it can be easy to overlook something – even . . . → Read More: 10 Pet-Proofing Steps for New Dog Parents

This Pet Health Bombshell Should Horrify You, yet Almost Everyone Ignores It

By Dr. Karen Shaw Becker | Article Featured on Mercola Pets

Sadly, I’ve lost count of how many years pet obesity has been on the rise, along with all the disorders that inevitably result when animals are overfed and under-exercised.

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Can Dogs Get Hemorrhoids?

By Sarah Wooten, DVM | Article Featured on PetMD

In humans, a hemorrhoid is defined as a swollen blood vessel in the lower rectum or anus. They can be internal or protrude externally, and can range from very painful to mildly uncomfortable—a real pain in the you know where.

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7 Ways to Protect Your Pet During the Holidays

The holidays are filled with joy, laughter and time spent with family and friends. In the bustle of the season, however, it’s easy to forget these festivities aren’t always pet friendly.

Purina veterinarian Dr. Zara Boland explains which holiday foods, décor and more pose a risk to pets. She also offers expert holiday pet . . . → Read More: 5 Holiday Safety Tips for Pets

How to Tell If Your Dog Has Worms

Article Featured on PetHelpful

Worms are one of the most common health problems for a dog. Fortunately, most cases are also very treatable. Since your dog can’t speak English, you need to be vigilant and watch for any unusual behavior.

Unfortunately some types of worms do not cause noticeable symptoms until they dog’s health . . . → Read More: How to Tell If Your Dog Has Worms

Food Measuring Math: Learn How Much to Feed a Dog

By Jennifer Coates, DVM | Featured on PetMD

Feeding dogs seems so simple. You just offer an appropriate dry dog food or wet dog food and never anticipate a problem.

Except, it’s really not that simple.

As pet parents, we care about our dogs’ well-being and health. We monitor how they’re feeling; we take . . . → Read More: Food Measuring Math: Learn How Much to Feed a Dog