The Essentials of Dog Care for a Healthy Pet

Your dog should stay healthy and happy with some basic care: food, clean water, regular exercise, and up-to-date immunizations and flea protection. If your dog gets sick or injured, your attention to her symptoms can help you seek treatment — and her heal — quickly.

How Much to Feed Your Dog and How Often

The label on the bag of dog food provides a guideline on the amount of food recommended for your dog. It’s just a start, though. Dogs who are highly active, pregnant, or nursing puppies have higher requirements [more…]

Making Sure our Dog Gets Enough Exercise

A big part of keeping your dog happy and healthy is making sure that he gets enough exercise. Just as for humans, physical exercise is necessary to keep a dog’s stomach, bones and joints, and brain functioning [more…]

Immunizing Your Dog with the Right Vaccinations

Vaccinations are a routine part of veterinary visits. These immunizations prevent health problems that can cause illness, deformity, and even death for many dogs. [more…]

How to Check Your Dog for Fleas

Fleas are parasitic pests that can make your dog’s life miserable with the constant need to scratch itchy flea bites, which can then lead to inflammation and infection. Preventing an infestation or getting [more…]

How to Identify Signs That Your Dog Is Sick

Your dog can’t tell you that he’s not feeling well, so it’s up to you to notice the signs that he’s sick or hurt and to do something to get him healthy again. Signs of illness in your dog include [more…]

How to Check Your Dog’s Pulse

To check your dog’s pulse, you need to locate the femoral artery, which lies just below the skin on the inside of the back legs, between two large muscles where the leg joins the body. [more…]

How to Give Your Dog Oral, Ear, or Eye Medicine

At some point, you’ll need to give some type of medicine to your dog. Knowing how to medicate your ailing canine is important because, if you don’t, you won’t be able to get him the medicine he needs when [more…]

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