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Expert Advice: General Health Protect Your Dog From These Hidden Hot-Weather Hazards
Summer means ice cream, hikes in the woods, swimming in ponds, running through fields, and, generally having a ball while soaking up the warmth. All that fun in the sun can have a downside, though. Most people are aware of the more obvious hazards that come with long, warm days—heat stroke, drowning, disease-spreading mosquitoes, fleas […] | August 11, 2015
Expert Advice: News New Test Available for Bacterial Disease Affecting Dogs and Humans
A recent increase nationwide in cases of a serious bacterial disease has caused concern among U.S. dog owners, but thankfully a new test is available that may speed diagnosis and allow quicker treatment. This week the veterinary diagnostics company IDEXX Laboratories announced the release of the SNAP® Lepto Test that detects antibodies for leptospirosis, a sometimes […] | July 27, 2015
Expert Advice: News Recent Cases of Leptospirosis in Parts of the U.S. of Concern to Dog Owners
This week a number of dogs frequenting the same dog park in Fresno, California, are reported to have been infected with leptospirosis, a serious bacterial disease. An increase of cases among pet dogs was also seen in the Denver areaearlier this year. Leptospirosis can affect humans, dogs, and many other animals. It is caused by […] | July 15, 2015
Expert Advice: Flea & Tick Survival Tips for Tough Tick Season
Scientists predict a boom in this repulsive parasite in 2015, but simple measures can reduce your dog’s disease risk. Even as temperatures soar toward triple digits, we are still suffering from one surprising effect of last winter’s brutal snowfalls—more ticks. Deep snow banks provided protection for these repulsive parasites, say scientists from the University of […] | July 8, 2015
Expert Advice: Senior Dog Health Senior Dogs: Caring & Tips
As my father got on in years, he had two favorite expressions. The first was “Gettin’ old ain’t for sissies!” Unfortunately this dictum also applies for our shaggy companions. Whether you are an active fancier with numerous dogs or a pet owner with just one or two dogs, it’s a given that at some point […] | June 30, 2015
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Expert Advice: Common Conditions A Survival Guide for Dog Diarrhea
It’s not a topic anyone likes to discuss, but if you own a dog, chances are you have found yourself cleaning up a stinking brown puddle (or, politely put, doggie runs) more than you’d care to think about. Diarrhea is a common canine affliction and it varies in frequency, duration, and intensity from dog to […] | June 29, 2015
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues Separation Anxiety in Dogs
Separation anxiety in dogs goes beyond the occasional mournful whimper when you leave the house or the mysterious appearance, now and then, of a bedroom slipper under the kitchen table when you return. Unlike a little mischief when your dog is left alone, separation anxiety is the result of real stress. If your dog exhibits […] | June 16, 2015
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Expert Advice: Puppy Health Puppy Health Concerns
New dog owners should take the time to learn the signs of potential health problems that might develop as a puppy matures into an adult dog. Here are some of the conditions to watch for: Allergies In dogs, allergies often show up as skin conditions, itchy ears, head-shaking, scratching, or bald or raw spots, though […] | June 10, 2015
Expert Advice: Advanced Training How Dog Training Heals Psychological Combat Trauma
Rick Yount, Founder and Executive Director, Warrior Canine Connection What is it about training a service dog for a fellow Veteran that makes it such an effective therapy for military Service Members and Veterans who are battling post-traumatic stress, or dealing with the effects of a mild traumatic brain injury received during deployment? The answers […] | June 9, 2015
ticks on dogs
Expert Advice: Flea & Tick Ticks on Dogs
We all know that spring and summer are seasons to be on high alert for ticks. Dogs are particularly susceptible to tick bites and can also carry them into the house. Tick-borne diseases, including Lyme Disease, Canine Ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Canine Anaplasmosis and several others affect both humans and dogs. And although ticks are […] | June 9, 2015

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