Tips for Comfort and Mobility in Senior Dogs

A senior dog, brown and black, sits comfortably on a deck.

As dogs age, they may develop mobility issues that impact their comfort and range of motion. A healthy diet and regular exercise can counteract the effects of aging, but even the best care can’t fully prevent joint pain, arthritis, and other mobility problems in older dogs.  The good news is that there are many steps…

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Senior Dog Health Essentials: Common Conditions and Preventative Care

A senior golden retriever smiles at the camera in a park.

Many dog owners wish that their beloved pets could live forever. However, as with humans, age eventually starts to catch up with our pets. Dogs become “seniors” at different points depending on their size. For instance, small dogs usually enter old age between 11 and 12. Larger breeds enter this phase of life between seven…

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The Importance of Regular Dental Checkups for Your Dog’s Health

A dog smiles at the camera revealing a healthy mouth.

You know you need to brush your teeth twice a day, floss regularly, and visit the dentist every six months. But what about your four-legged friend?  Dental care is just as important for your dog’s health and longevity. Neglecting your dog’s teeth can lead to pain, infection, and even tooth loss. In fact, dental problems…

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Common Health Problems in Dogs and How to Spot Them

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As a devoted dog owner, your furry friend’s health and well-being are probably top of mind. But with so many potential health issues facing dogs, it can be tough to know what to watch out for or how often you should have your pup checked out by the vet.  To help, we’ll walk you through…

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How Much Exercise Does My Dog Need?

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For dog owners, cracking the code on just how much exercise your dog actually needs can sometimes feel impossible. Whether they’re wound up at the end of the day or too tired to do much more than sleep day in and day out, the wrong amount of exercise can have a huge impact on their…

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Can Dogs Suffer Seasonal Allergies?

A black and white dog makes a silly face at the camera.

Just like their human companions, canines may experience seasonal allergies. Not all dogs will experience allergies, but when they do, it can be highly stressful for a dog parent to see their pup uncomfortable in this way. Allergy symptoms can be triggered by any number of allergens, including airborne pollen, which can irritate your dog’s…

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10 Dog-Friendly Veggies to Prepare for Your Dog

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Do you worry about your dog getting sick of eating the same food every day? You can always add supplements, liquid broths, or even veggies! Brighten up their bowls with produce that you may be able to find in your fridge already.  However, before starting your culinary journey, be aware that some fruits and vegetables…

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Can Dogs Get Sunburned?

A small dog runs in the sunshine.

Extreme heat and sun exposure aren’t good for humans and aren’t healthy for your furry friends. Dogs are at risk for sun damage and more serious related health concerns just like humans. Your dog can get heat stroke, heat rash, and yes, sunburn. All of these are major concerns and should be treated appropriately and…

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How to Care For a Dog With Sensitive Skin

A brown dog with curly hair sits on the ground and stares at camera.

  Your dog can tell you a lot about the quality of their health just based on their skin and coat. Your dog’s skin is the largest organ throughout their entire body and is a vital part of their immune system, protecting them from the germs of the outside world. Because your dog’s skin is…

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What to Do If Your Pet Snacks on Socks (And Other Non-Food Items)

dog eating toilet paper

We all know that dogs love to chew, and puppies have a notorious reputation for destroying your favorite pairs of shoes. Many dogs grow out of it. But for some, eating inappropriate items can be a lifelong habit, one that can really cause problems. This is especially true if they don’t just chew on the…

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