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Expert Advice: Health Should Your Dog Wear Sunscreen?
Humans often take precautions to protect themselves from the sun, but should we be doing the same for our dogs? Do dogs need sunscreen? Just like people, canine companions are prone to sunburn and other diseases associated with sun exposure. Taking certain safety measures can lower your dog's risk of developing serious medical issues, as […] | August 29, 2018
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Expert Advice: Health Can Dogs Get Poison Ivy?
Most anyone who's ever come into contact with poison ivy knows the aftermath (i.e. an itchy rash) is not fun. But, can dogs get poison ivy? "Most veterinary dermatologists say no," says Dr. Sarah Nold, DVM, a Trupanion staff veterinarian. "If it does occur, it is uncommon." Dr. Hayley Adams, a veterinarian and board-certified diplomate […] | July 6, 2018
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Expert Advice: Common Conditions Lyme Disease in Dogs: Symptoms, Tests, Treatment, and Prevention
Lyme disease, also known as Lyme borreliosis, is a bacterial illness that can be transmitted to humans, dogs, and other animals by certain species of ticks. It is caused by the spiral-shaped bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi that is carried inside a tick and gets into a dog or person’s bloodstream through a tick bite. Once in the bloodstream, the […] | April 20, 2018
Expert Advice: Health Are Essential Oils Safe for Dogs? There Are Quite a Few Risks Involved
In recent years, essential oils have become more and more popular, so it's no surprise some dog owners want to try them out. Essential oils are often advertised as natural treatment options or even alternatives to traditional medicine, treating everything from anxiety to skin conditions. Natural, however, doesn't always mean safe. There are serious risks […] | April 3, 2018
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Expert Advice: Health ​How to Pick the Right Shampoo for Your Dog’s Coat
Scan the dog show ring, or simply watch pets strut down the street in your neighborhood, and you realize what a wide variety of coats dogs have. Long, short, thick, thin, corded, double-coated — and the list goes on. Even dog breeds who are known to have minimal grooming needs have coats that need to be kept […] | April 3, 2018
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Expert Advice: Grooming ​11 Things to Ask Potential Groomers Before You Hand Them Your Dog
When we think of caring for our dogs’ health, our thoughts might turn instinctively toward healthy foods, exercise and vet visits, but grooming is just as important to your dog’s well-being. Although some dog owners prefer to groom their own dogs, a skilled professional not only makes your dog look great, he or she also […] | September 14, 2017
Expert Advice: Vitamins & Supplements Fish Oil for Dogs
The benefits of fish oil for humans have been making nutrition news for the last several years. Over the years, as our diets moved away from natural foods and more toward processed foods, we lost the range of benefits we receive from omega-3 fatty acids. And although we need omega-6 fatty acids, our modern diet […] | September 13, 2017
Expert Advice: Grooming Can You Use Human Shampoo on Dogs?
  With so many dog products on the market, you may wonder what’s essential and what you can do without. For example, do dogs really need their very own dog shampoo? Why can’t you just use human shampoo on your dog? The short answer is, don’t. And here are some reasons why.   Acidity and […] | September 12, 2017
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Noticing Dog UTI Symptoms? It Could Be Something More . . .
  You and your dog might not agree about how many biscuits he should get a day, but you can certainly agree that urinary tract infections (UTIs) are overrated. (???) Urinary tract infections are uncomfortable, to say the least, and downright dangerous at the worst. In most cases, these infections resolve with treatment and do […] | September 1, 2017
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Expert Advice: Common Conditions Dog Rash on Belly
Rashes on dog bellies may look alarming and uncomfortable, but they are quite common. These rashes can have a variety of causes, from a simple bacterial skin infection to a more serious underlying condition, such as Cushing’s disease. If left untreated, your dog's rash could develop into an unpleasant skin infection that will require veterinary […] | August 29, 2017

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