Before guests arrive, train your dog, with a food treat and positive reinforcement, to "sit" or "stay down" after approaching guests. This will avoid embarrassing surprise dog jumps.read more
Is your dog home alone more than Macaulay Culkin? Here’s how to tell if your furry friend is lonely, and what you can do about it.
As the axiom goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Here are tips to prevent some of the most common dog health problems.
The latest studies suggest that dog ownership is good for us -- especially for kids.
A new survey shows that the recession has affected dog care. Advance planning can help you save money and provide proper medical support for your pet.
Fleas and ticks are out in force during the spring. Here are some of the latest products and techniques for dealing with these pesky and often dangerous parasites.
Does your dog snore when snoozing? If so, that can alert you to certain health problems.
With a simple dietary supplement, you can help maintain your dog's digestive balance and prevent diarrhea.
Can dogs get a sugar high, affecting their behavior, when they eat certain foods?
Want to get fit? Dogs make some of the best workout partners. Here's how you and your dog can get healthy together.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently issued new dog-flu guidelines that help answer important questions about this emerging canine disease.
Dogs with sensitive skin require some extra care during mealtime. Feed your dog in ways that will promote coat health and satisfy your pet's hunger and cravings.
Are you doing all that you can to safeguard your dog's health? Take our quiz to find out.
My dog obsessively licks the carpet. What is causing this behavior?
Is your dog suffering from pain due to injury, age or illness? Veterinary centers specializing in treating your dog's aches and pains may be able to help.
If you made health resolutions for the new year, why not include your dog's wellness in this plan? Ensure your dog's good health by following these recommendations.
How can I tell if my dog is a senior? Are there any signs and behaviors that can clue me in to her aging process?
A new Orlando, Fla., fitness center for dogs offers aromatherapy, massage, aqua therapy and other services. Could this growing trend benefit your dog's health?
Foods for active, senior canines can promote healthy digestion and help improve immune response, all while fueling your dog's busy day.
Aging is inevitable, but it needn't diminish your dog's quality of life. Here are five ways to make the most out of your pet's senior years.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, when we support those affected by the disease. But did you know that dogs can suffer from something very similar to human breast cancer -- and that it can be just as serious?
The death of a beloved dog can be devastating. Here, experts offer suggestions on how to cope during this difficult time.
Find out which top 10 pet medical conditions cost dog owners $1,000 or more.
Parvovirus, a deadly bug that can affect any dog, can be particularly troublesome in summer, when canines are more active outdoors. Find out how to protect your pet.
Save Our Pets Food Bank, Florida’s Animal Pantry and other organizations help to feed the dogs of owners facing economic and health challenges.
High-quality puppy food contains premium ingredients. Here are nine that will help your pup to grow up strong and healthy.
Do you know the difference between a veterinarian, a veterinary assistant and a veterinary technician? All of these individuals, and more, may work at your local vet's office.
Meet dogs that, with the help of their vets and owners, fought cancer -- and won.
If you're traveling with a special needs dog, you may be surprised at how little difference there is than a dog in perfect health.
Puppies naturally produce DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), but they may benefit from having this omega-3 fatty acid in their food. Find out why.
In honor of Pet Dental Health Month, veterinarians share tips on improving your dog's "smile" while also preventing tooth decay, gum disease and other periodontal ailments.
Dog food with just the right balance of a special ingredient can literally make your dog shine with the glow of good health.
Small-dog day care and boarding facilities provide small breeds with benefits that range from consistent care to comfortable surroundings.
Some veterinarians are now working in or opening dog-only clinics. Here are the benefits and values of these clinics that you should consider.
Accidentally leaving out pills in your dog’s reach can be more harmful than you think. Here are the top 10 human medications the Pet Poison Helpline says can harm your dog.
November is Pet Diabetes Month. Diabetes is a common canine disease, so watch out for these symptoms in your dog.
Do you worry that your dog is too chubby -- or too skinny? Here’s how weight management dog foods can help your dog reach and maintain its proper weight.
If you’re the typical multitasking dog owner with limited time, why drive to the vet when the vet can drive to you?
The Internet and other resources can help in diagnosing dog health problems, but when is a vet visit the only answer?
Certain ingredients and types of foods can actually do more harm than good to your dog. Find out what you should not feed your pet, from a health perspective.
August 21 is International Homeless Animals’ Day. Here’s how you can help to transform dogs from homeless to happy and homeward bound.
Make the most out of your dog’s next veterinary visit by knowing the right questions to ask.
Some dog foods are now specially formulated to protect your dog against common health problems.
The “dog days of summer” is almost a misnomer, because dogs can succumb to weather-related problems. Here are do’s and don’ts for protecting your dog from summer’s heat.
From the initial recipe idea to the final product, learn how high-quality dog food is made and how it is then later tested by eager dog volunteers.
The EPA recently announced that it has developed stricter testing and evaluation requirements for flea and tick products for your dog. If the EPA is worried, should you be too?
Does your dog’s food contain prebiotics? Now available in both wet and dry dog food, prebiotics can have a positive effect on your dog’s health.
Protein from meat is always a dog favorite. But can you guess what the other key ingredient groups are in quality natural dog foods?
Cancer treatments for dogs are finally catching up with the array of treatments long available to people, and cancer is no longer the deadly diagnosis it once was.
Using their experience in physical therapy, yoga, zoology, training and dog showing, sisters Sasha and Ashley Foster show you how to safely and effectively stretch your dog to improve its fitness.
Hiking with your dog can be one of spring’s most rewarding pleasures, as long as you take proper precautions.
Want to give your dog clean white teeth and fresh breath? Remember the three D’s: daily brushing, dentistry and diet.
New research shows that female dogs that retain their ovaries live longer. Here’s what you should consider before spaying your dog.
What exactly does dog illness look like? These warning signs could signify potential health problems, and they can help you help your dog stay healthy.
You and your dog both need physical activity to prevent obesity, so why not exercise together? Veterinarian Susan Nelson shares tips for the perfect owner-dog workout.
Planning a winter holiday vacation? These problem prevention tips will help you prepare your pup for boarding.
Is your dog at risk for this noisy, lengthy and all-too-common dog ailment? It’s possible, as the name may be misleading.
Concerned about arthritis in your dog? A new method for early detection of this debilitating disease in dogs could lead to a cure.
You may not be the only one mowing your lawn this summer: Dogs cut down grass too, eating it on occasion. Is this potentially harmful to them?
Summertime may not mean summer fun for your dog. Manage its health by watching out for these common health problems.
Are you living an eco-friendly lifestyle? The benefits of going green for you and your pet may surprise you.
A new drug treatment is giving hope to dogs with cancer. Could your dog be a candidate for this groundbreaking therapy?
A surprising new study has linked high cholesterol to dogs with compulsive behaviors, like tail chasing. What's really to blame?
Elevators for four-leggers, a dental suite and a "kibble kitchen" with foods for ailing dogs are just a few of the many comforts awaiting patients at San Francisco's new Animal Care Center.
A new study negates common myths about how germs might spread between dogs and humans and advises dog owners to frequently do this one thing.
Dogs have a reputation for gobbling up anything and everything in sight, but this annoyance could cause your pet to have allergic reactions to its food, environment or both.
Your forever fur-coated friend may look warm, but winter can turn a hot dog cold. Is your dog staying comfy cozy all winter long?
Trying to place a medicinal drop into the eyes of a squirming dog patient can be next to impossible. Solution? Automatic dog eyedrops.
Dogs seem to experience mood swings during winter, but are they just mirroring our feelings? Get the facts and how to prevent dog depression.
Here's what you should know about adopting a shelter dog, including how to avoid common problems and ensure that your pet properly adjusts to its new home.
Discover how new medicines, surgical techniques and therapies are allowing dogs diagnosed with cancer to live much longer, happier lives.
What and how you feed your puppy can make all of the difference in your pet's life now and even later as it graduates to adult dog food. Here's what the perfect puppy chow should contain, along with tips on making the most of your pup's mealtime.
Joint issues affect many dogs, but now a new surgical technique, used on human ankles, is working wonders on doggie knees. See if this minimally invasive surgery could help your pet.
As evidenced by your food-gulping dog, many pet foods are not only tasty but could help determine Rover's future health.
A number of factors influence whether or not your dog could suffer from a disorder or disease. Your pet's breed is one such determinant. Here's what to watch out for, along with tips on keeping your canine in top dog shape.
While summertime is perfect for long walks and games of fetch, elevated temperatures make it imperative to keep your canine cool and comfy for its health.
Canines, like humans, can suffer injuries related to sports and other physical activities. Weekend athletes, couch potatoes, chubby pooches and others are at special risk. Find out what the risk factors and what to do when your friend overextends.
Like you, your dog may also develop problems as well. Not surprisingly, early diagnosis and proper treatments can make all the difference between life and death for your pet.
Long a mainstay in human end-of-life care, hospice programs are gaining popularity with dog owners who are looking for ways to help their pets during the end-of-life transition.
Controlling pet allergens is a matter of prevention, housework and a little extra care.
Here, 10 things every dog owner should do to keep their pet happy, healthy and in good shape.
Lipomas are one of the most common masses seen in older dogs. What are they, and why should you get them checked out, even if you think they are nothing to worry about?
From yoga to paddleboarding, dog enthusiasts are embracing some unexpected methods for getting in shape with their pals. Here are several fun new pet-exercise trends.
With cold weather approaching, senior dogs often start to feel the ache of arthritis. Here's what to do to help your pet.
Natural and inexpensive flea-control methods scratch fleas from your list of pests. Here are our top picks.
Obesity in dogs is a huge problem. (Pardon the pun.) Here's how to know if your dog falls under this category, and what to do about it if it does.
Whether you're an early riser or someone who never misses a late night show, here's how your schedule affects your dog.
Puppies, adult dogs and seniors have different protein needs. Learn what’s best for your pet.
Your dog may suffer from these three types of allergies this summer.
Certain household items you may never have considered are dangerous to the health of your dog. Keep your dog safe by determining if your home contains one or more of these items.
A new book follows the author's weight loss journey with her dog, Kelly.
The cold winter months can be unforgiving to your dog when you go out on walks. Here are ways to protect your dog from snow, ice and road salt.
The rise of the smartphone has led to some innovative applications that can help keep your dog healthy. Here are the top three favorites.
Learn the causes of painful, annoying hot spots, and when you should bypass home care to see your veterinarian.
If you enjoy running with your dog, fall and winter weather can pose challenges. Here's how to safely keep up your fitness routine with your dog.
Rabies remains a threat to both dogs and humans. Here are ways you can stay vigilant.
Without changing your dog's diet, you can help your pet lose pounds with these simple exercises and games.
Spring is the time of year that is most associated with the onset of environmental allergies. But did you know that, like us, pets can suffer from year-round allergies?
A few minutes and a little ingenuity can keep your canine cool during the dog days of summer.
DNA testing can unlock the mystery of a mixed-breed dog's heritage.
We've rounded up the coolest gadgets for dogs that are perfect for summer use.
Dental health is difficult enough for us humans to maintain, so it's no wonder that many dogs suffer from advanced tooth decay. Here's how you can help prevent plaque and tartar buildup.
Mike Arms found his calling to help rescue animals many years ago, and has since been working to protect them each and every day.
Whether it's a one-time antibiotic for an injury, or a medication your dog needs every month, dog prescriptions can be costly. Here are some secrets to savings.