Pet behavior & discipline

Dog bladder infection: 7 tips to help your pup

Bladder infections in dogs are fairly common, but because dogs can't tell you what they're feeling, it can be a challenge to figure out what is happening with your furry friend. "Your dog will not complain or tell you if it burns to urinate," shares Dr. Lori Pasternak... more

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My dog’s stomach is gurgling! Causes, concerns and when to see a vet

At its most severe, it can sound like a freight train moving through your living room. When it’s mild, it chugs more like a small model train. We’re referring to that gurgling noise coming from your dog’s tummy, and, just FYI, it actually has a name. It’s called borborygmi, and... more

Is your dog pregnant? 6 signs she could be expecting

Do you have babies on the brain? We’re referring to the fluffy, cuddly, puppy kind that squeak when hungry and make your cold heart melt in an instant.  If you think your dog may be with child, or, er, multiple canines, there are signs to look out for much... more

Bland diet for dogs: How and when To use them and recipes to try

Many dogs have sensitive stomachs -- and even those with digestive systems of steel sometimes ingest something they shouldn't, leading to vomiting and diarrhea. A bland diet for dogs may help comfort your best friend during these uneasy times. Dr. Hilary Evans, an emergency veterinarian from the Charleston Veterinary Referral... more

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Dog dandruff: causes, symptoms and how to get rid of it

It’s a cringe-worthy situation you’ve seen in many shampoo commercials: white flakes scattered on the shoulders of some unfortunate person. If you’re noticing similar flakes on your dog’s fur, you may be determined to figure out the cause and how to get the unsightly spots to go away for good... more

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Help! My dog ate chocolate — now what do I do?

Your chocolate stash is no longer a secret — and the treats that were once in it now reside inside your dog’s stomach. You know chocolate is harmful to dogs, so what’s your next move? As you stare down at your pup, all you can think is: “Will my dog... more

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10 medium-sized dog breeds that are great for families

Nothing too big, nothing too small — so, you’ve decided that a medium-sized pooch may be the perfect fit for your family. How big are we talking? Medium-sized usually falls somewhere between 30 to 60 pounds. There are many breeds — not to mention mixed breeds — that could bring... more

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Blood in dog urine: What you need to know and do

Don’t panic — when you see blood in your dog’s urine, repeat those words. It can be a scary thing when you see a pink or reddish tinge to your dog’s pee, but now isn’t the time to freak out, it’s the time to take action. There are some important... more