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Expert Advice: General Health How to Get Rid of Stinky Dog Breath
There are many reasons your dog may have bad breath, including diet and disease Talk to your vet to see if your dog is a candidate for a dental cleaning Get rid of bad dog breath with our top product picks Few smells are as unpleasant as a dog with bad breath. Your dog might […] | September 6, 2019
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Dog Ear Infections: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, and Prevention
As many as 20 percent of dogs have some form of ear disease Dogs are more prone to ear infections than humans because of the shape of their ear canals Prevention is key — learn how to clean your dog's ears safely If your dog is showing any of the common signs of ear infections, […] | September 2, 2019
Vet checking the heartbeat of a Samoyed with a stethoscope at a vet's office.
Expert Advice: Vet's Corner Be a Heartworm Aware Dog Owner
Question: What are Heartworms and how do they spread?

 Mosquitos are not only a pesky annoyance of the warmer summer months, but to our pets they can be deadly. Mosquitoes all across the county can carry heartworm, which means one bite from an infected mosquito can result in heartworm disease in your dog. There […] | July 30, 2019
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Expert Advice: General Health Vaccinations for Your Dog: The Upshot
One of the most important responsibilities you have as a dog owner is to make sure your dog is properly vaccinated to help protect against dangerous and sometimes deadly diseases. Knowing what to vaccinate for and when can be confusing, so we’ve created this guide to help you take the best care of your dog. […] | May 30, 2019
Golden Retriever licking a spoon.
Expert Advice: General Health What is Xylitol? The Dangers Of Xylitol for Dogs
A substance called xylitol is making thousands of dog sick and even causing death, affecting more pets now than ever before, and it's probably in your home right now. The Pet Poison Helpline confirms that cases of xylitol poisoning have increased dramatically in recent years. "In 2018 we received nearly 4,000 cases and now have more than […] | May 16, 2019
Woman kissing a yellow Labrador retriever puppy being held by another.
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices Brucellosis Outbreak in the Midwest: How to Avoid Infection and Manage an Outbreak
An outbreak of the contagious disease brucellosis has hit Iowa, after starting at a dog breeding facility in Marion County, southeastern Iowa. Brucellosis is a contagious disease caused by the bacterium brucellosis, specifically Brucella canis in dogs, which can result in infertility, abortions, and stillbirths. Brucella canis can devastate a kennel, and it is zoonotic, meaning it can infect […] | May 15, 2019
Expert Advice: Health Understanding, Preventing, and Treating Dog Anxiety
Just like humans, dogs experience anxiety. While unpleasant, it is a normal and also healthy emotion. Dog anxiety can affect all breeds, but may affect each individual dog differently. Although it is something that all dogs experience from time-to-time, if disproportionate levels of anxiety are left unchecked, a dog can develop an anxiety disorder. If left […] | May 14, 2019
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel laying on the couch under a blanket.
Expert Advice: Health What Is Leptospirosis, and Should You Be Concerned? 
Leptospirosis is a disease that affects dogs, as well as many other kinds of animals. The organism that causes Leptospirosis is a spirochete bacterium and is found throughout the world. There are a very large number of Leptospira; about 230 of them have been identified.  In the United States, Leptospirosis is in the environment because […] | April 12, 2019
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Expert Advice: Health Heartworm in Dogs: What You Should Know About the Mosquito-Borne Parasite
Heartworm is a potentially deadly parasite that is transmitted only by mosquitos, which pick up larval heartworms, called microfilaria, circulating in the bloodstream of infected animals. Dogs and other canids, such as fox, wolves, and coyote, are considered the primary heartworm hosts, but these parasites can also affect other mammals, including cats and ferrets. There are treatments […] | April 3, 2019
Expert Advice: Puppy Health Is Your Puppy Drinking Enough Water?
As a general rule, adult dogs need about one ounce of water per pound of body weight per day. But growing puppies, despite their smaller size, drink more than their adult counterparts. A lot depends, however, on your puppy’s age, size, and activity level. Very young pups fulfill their hydration needs from their mother’s milk. […] | March 21, 2019

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