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Expert Advice: Puppy Health First-Year Puppy Vaccinations: A Complete Guide
When you bring that soft, sweet-smelling little ball of a puppy into your home, you know right away that she depends on you for, well, everything. It’s up to you to give her all the care she needs every day. It can be a little intimidating — she needs nutritious food, plenty of attention, gentle […] | March 12, 2019
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Kennel Cough in Dogs – Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention
What Is Kennel Cough? Kennel Cough (also known as canine infectious tracheobronchitis) is a highly contagious respiratory disease. Dogs commonly contract kennel cough at places where large amounts of canines congregate, such as boarding and daycare facilities, dog parks, training groups, and dog shows. Dogs can spread it to one another through airborne droplets, direct […] | January 23, 2019
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Expert Advice: Common Conditions Dog Flu: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention
When it comes to the dog flu, it’s important to always be prepared. While most cases are not fatal, the canine influenza virus can make your pup uncomfortably sick, causing him — and you — a lot of stress and time spent at the vet’s office. If you are a dog owner, you don’t need […] | July 27, 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: News Hurricane-Related Health Concerns for Dogs
Health concerns for pets should be on the minds of anyone living in hurricane-prone areas. Dogs are exposed to many of the same dangers as people. Before a hurricane, dog owners should prepare not only for their own safety, but also for their pet's. 1. First Aid A canine first aid kit is essential for […] | September 8, 2017
Expert Advice: News Hurricane Irma Pet-Friendly Shelters
If you are anticipating Hurricane Irma hitting your area, here are resources to find pet-friendly shelters where you can seek refuge with your pets. Georgia Georgia Emergency Management - Hurricane Irma Check for updates on Hurricane Irma. Chatham County There will be no local shelters for pets during any category of hurricane. Most if not all […] | September 7, 2017
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Dog Allergies: Symptoms and Treatment
  Have you heard someone tell you that her dog has allergies? Has your veterinarian suggested that allergies could be a problem for your dog? Do you suspect that your dog has allergies? If so, then you’ve probably realized that allergies in dogs are not quite as simple as we might wish. For starters, there […] | August 24, 2017
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Can Dogs Get Colds?
  Rarely life threatening, but always irritating, the common cold is just a fact of life. But what about dogs? Do they get colds? Dogs can get infections that make them sneeze and sniffle, just like we do. However, your dog's cold symptoms could also be the result of a more serious disease.   What […] | August 23, 2017
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Anaplasmosis in Dogs
  You’ve probably heard of Lyme disease. If you live in an area where Lyme is prevalent, your dog may even have gotten the Lyme vaccine. What you might not be aware of is that Lyme is not the only tick-borne disease that can affect dogs. Anaplasmosis is another tick-borne disease that can have serious […] | August 17, 2017
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Expert Advice: Travel Top 10 American Cities for Dogs (and the People Who Love Them)
From our partners at Quick quiz: Do you... A. Actually enjoy being woken up each morning with a wet nose in your face? B. Walk around chatting with your dog and don't feel embarrassed? C. Have on your Galaxy S7 dozens of pictures of Humbert the Harrier, but none of your spouse, parents, or […] | July 25, 2017

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