Common Dog Breeds

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Everyone has their favorite dog breed. In the United States the most common dog breeds have remained mostly the same for many years. The Labrador Retriever has been the most popular breed in terms of registrations with the American Kennel Club for over 20 years. Most of the top five breeds have been popular for … Read more

Choosing and Owning your First Dog


The decision to buy a dog for the very first time is one that children usually identify with. Adults who are the moms and dads of these children usually know what it means. In a word: responsibility. After all, who, as a child, hasn’t promised faithfully to look after the little puppy you want, forever … Read more

Reasons Why People Surrender Their Dogs


Have you ever visited a shelter and looked at all the sad faces of the dogs? If so, you probably wondered about the reasons why people surrender their dogs in the first place. After all, the human-canine relationship usually begins with so much promise and excitement that it is hard to imagine it deteriorating badly … Read more

Dog Health Library

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AbscessesACL InjuriesAcneAcute Renal FailureAddison’s DiseaseAdrenal Gland TumorsAllergiesAnal Sac DiseaseAnaphylactic ShockAnemiaAnthraxAntifreeze PoisoningAortic StenosisArthritisAsthmaAtopyAural HematomasBabesiosisBartonellosisBladder StonesBlindnessBloatBone CancerBrachycephalic Airway SyndromeBrain TumorsBronchitisCancerCardiomyopathyCataractsCherry EyeChocolate PoisoningChronic Renal FailureCleft PalateCoccidia InfectionColitisConjunctivitisConstipationCorneal UlcerCoughingCryptorchidismCushing’s DiseaseDeafnessDehydrationDental DisordersDermatitisDermoid CystsDiabetesDiarrheaDistemperDry EyeDystociaEar InfectionsEar MitesEating GrassEclampsiaEctopic UretersEctropionEczemaEhrlichiosisElbow DysplasiaEmphysemaEntropionEpilepsyFalse PregnancyFleasFliesFollicular DysplasiaFood AllergiesGastritisGastrointestinal ObstructionGiardiaGingivitisGlaucomaGrowing Pains Hair LossHalitosisHeart MurmursHeartbeat ArrhythmiaHeartworm DiseaseHeat StrokeHelicobacter InfectionHepatitisHerniasHerpesvirus InfectionHip DysplasiaHistoplasmosisHookwormHydrocephalusHypertensionHypoglycemiaHypothyroidismIdiopathicInfertilityInfluenzaKennel CoughKidney DiseaseLactose IntoleranceLeptospirosisLeukemiaLiceLiver DiseaseLupusLyme DiseaseLymphomaMangeMast Cell TumorsMelanomaMeningitisMitesMotion … Read more

Treating Dog Cancer

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A diagnosis of cancer is devastating to a dog owner, but it is not necessarily a death sentence for the dog. Cancer is usually detected when it either forms a distinct tumor that’s quite noticeable, or it leads to organ failure and its associated symptoms. For example, a kidney tumor in a dog may cause … Read more

Things You Never Knew Your Dog Could Do

Dog in Coat

You know he can find your most expensive Betsy Johnson pumps in a pile of three dollar flip flops. He can jump higher than a leaping jackrabbit at the first site of the neighbor’s cat out for a stroll in their fenced in backyard. He can even catch the wheels of your Suburban, in reverse, … Read more

Watchdogs and Guard Dogs

Guard Dog

If you’re looking for a watchdog, there’s a school of thought that believes you should choose a dog breed that is big and scary, and many people say also dark in color, preferably black. But before you rush out and buy a giant black dog for this purpose, do a bit of homework to make … Read more

I lost my Dog


You come home from work and put your dog in what you thought was a securely fenced backyard but when you open the backdoor and call his name, the backyard is empty. Or, you take your dog for a walk through the neighborhood park and he stumbles upon a deer that bolts when she sees … Read more

Facts about Dogs


There are several conflicting stories and theories about the way that dogs and humans originally became friends. Archaeologists are still uncovering evidence about the first dogs around the world so our picture of the human-dog relationship is developing all the time. Here are some things that we think we know now. Genetic evidence points to … Read more

Disciplining a Puppy

Disciplining a Puppy

Watching a litter of pups interact is better entertainment then anything you can find on TV – guaranteed. They play, sleep and eat as one furry pack and, within that group, they speak a language humans do not always understand. Play bows, chasing and being chased, growling, barking, yipping, biting, pawing, ear position, facial expressions … Read more

Disciplining a Dog


You had an especially long day at work and you were not sure if you would ever be allowed to go home. However, the nightmare was waiting for you at home. As usual, your four-legged friend greeted you at the door with all excitement and wags, making the homecoming that extra bit special that every … Read more

Debarking a Dog

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Your neighbors are complaining that your dog barks incessantly when you are gone and although you have tried a few suggestions from friends on how to stop the barking, nothing has worked well enough to fix the strained relations between you and your neighbor. Desperation is setting in and you are now looking for a … Read more