Neutering Your Male Dog: What You Need To Know

Neutering Your Male Dog: What You Need To Know

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Neutering is a simple surgical procedure that sterilizes a male dog so he’s incapable of parenting puppies. “The big snip,” as some people call it, provides many benefits beyond making sure dogs don’t become puppy daddies. Neutering can cut the risk of certain diseases, unwanted behaviors, and conflicts with other dogs.…

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Happy World Spay Day: Time To Get It Done

Happy World Spay Day: Time To Get It Done

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) World Spay Day is observed on the last Tuesday in February every year. This year, that falls on February 26th, 2019. It’s a day to promote awareness and encourage pet owners to have their female animals spayed–as well as neutering their male pets–to keep the pet population under control. Every year, hundreds…

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Periodontal Disease In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

Periodontal Disease In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Periodontal disease in dogs is an inflammation or infection that results in the weakening or loss of support structures of the teeth. Gum disease is one of the most common afflictions in dogs with over 80 percent of dogs having early stages of gum disease by the time they are three…

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Myths And Facts About Spaying And Neutering

Myths And Facts About Spaying And Neutering

(Picture Credit: s5iztok/Getty Images) Are you having trouble deciding whether you should spay or neuter your dog? There are plenty of myths out there that could influence your decision. It’s important to get down to the truth about spaying and neutering. February is Spay/Neuter Awareness Month, and there’s no better time to sort out fact…

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Proper Dental Care Can Help Your Dog Live A Longer, Healthier Life

Proper Dental Care Can Help Your Dog Live A Longer, Healthier Life

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) February is National Pet Dental Health Month! Unfortunately, many pet parents never look inside their dogs’ mouths. That’s a shame because up to 80% of adult dogs have significant oral pathology. A dog’s mouth is the ideal incubator for all kinds of bacteria to thrive, partly because the mouth is warm and…

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Top 3 Most Important Dog Dental Care Tips

Top 3 Most Important Dog Dental Care Tips

(Picture Credit: Fotoguru_se/Getty Images) Tartar and gingivitis are two of the most common problems seen in dogs by veterinarians. Poor dental hygiene can lead to gum disease, loss of teeth, and–if untreated–more serious conditions such as bacterial infections of the heart, liver, or kidneys. In fact, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats…

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Tips To Keep Your Dog Safe This Valentine’s Day

Tips To Keep Your Dog Safe This Valentine’s Day

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Valentine’s Day is more than just the most romantic holiday of the year. From accessories, chocolates, jewelry, flowers, to–yes–undergarments, pets will likely enjoy your Valentine’s gifts and treats just as much as you do, but with some potentially serious health consequences. Here are a few ways to keep your dog safe…

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9 Reasons Your Dog Should Be Your Valentine [VIDEOS]

9 Reasons Your Dog Should Be Your Valentine [VIDEOS]

(Picture Credit: Liliya Kulianionak/Getty images) Your dog is the love of your life! There’s no need to sign up for dating sites–just look down, and they are right there. So this year for Valentine’s Day, skip all the human drama, expensive gifts, and courtship rituals, and just let your dog be your Valentine. There’s no…

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Dear Labby: My Dog Ate My Money! What Should I Do?

Dear Labby: My Dog Ate My Money! What Should I Do?

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Dear Labby, After a recent trip to the bank, I left some cash on the kitchen table without thinking much of it and went to run some errands. When I got back, I found that the new dollar bills had been chewed up, and a few of them must have been…

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10 Ways To Show Your Dog You Love Them On Valentine’s Day

10 Ways To Show Your Dog You Love Them On Valentine’s Day

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Nothing says “I Love You” like a new leopard-print raincoat or a homemade, beef-and-peanut butter biscuit on your pillow. Including our pets in holiday celebrations shows we value them as part of our family. So read on for some fun and thoughtful ways to celebrate your love for your canine companion…

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