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Just like us, our dogs can get sick. Keep on top of your dog’s health and wellness with tips and advice written and reviewed by our Vets.

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Help! My Dog Is Being Bothered By Flies

Biting flies hassling our dogs can seem like a difficult problem to solve. Learn some simple strategies to get rid of those pesky flies for good.
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Feeding Your Dog Raw Meaty Bones: Is it safe?

The trend toward holistic, more natural pet diets seems intuitively better for our pets. But is it safe and what are the pros and cons of these raw diets?
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How to Express Dog’s Anal Glands

Full or impacted anal glands are no joke. A dog will drag his rear across the ground to relieve the unbearable itch, which is where you step in to help out.
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Separation Anxiety: When Your Dog Can’t Be Alone

While the solution is not always simple, there are some basic things you can do to help your dog cope with alone-time.
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Why Does My Dog Lick His Paws?

The hands-down, most common reason for dogs licking paws or chewing their paws is skin disease. Anything that causes the skin to become itchy and inflamed will generally do the trick, and the paws are an easy target for your dog to lick.
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Coccidia in Dogs and Puppies: What It Is and How to Treat It

If you have a puppy with watery diarrhea, that won’t gain weight, and losing his appetite, then coccidian infections in dogs is definitely something to be concerned about.
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Dog Teeth Cleaning & Dental Care

Does your dog have bad breath? Are their teeth clean? Learn more about dental care for dogs and get tips to help ensure your dog has a clean, healthy mouth.
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Basic Preventative Health: What Does Your Dog Need?

When you buy a dog, it's important to develop a plan of action to keep your pet in tip-top health. We have a look at some basic health measures such as vaccines, worm, flea and tick preventatives.
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How Much Exercise Does a Dog Need Everyday?

An average of somewhere around 1 to 2 hours per day of exercise is right for the majority of dogs, but this varies between dogs. Variables such as breed, age, and overall health make it necessary to tailor an exercise program to your dog's specific needs.
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Worms in Dogs

If your dog has intestinal worms, then any of the worming treatments can be used. There is no worming treatment that is 100% effective. Heartworm is more challenging to treat. Killing the worms can cause even more inflammation in your dog's blood vessels, and his symptoms may worsen significantly. For this reason, treating them is a two-step process.

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