Health & Wellness

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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Ear Infections in Dogs

Ear infections are a common reason for dogs to visit their veterinarian. Studies suggest that the prevalence of ear disease in dogs can be as high as 20%.
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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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5 Unusual Sports for Smart Dogs

If you have a dog that really needs to be kept busy and mentally stimulated and you're looking for ideas, we have some unusual sports for you to try.
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Pancreatitis in Dogs: Symptoms and How to Treat

Pancreatitis in dogs is a painful condition and you may wonder what to expect and how to help. Pancreatitis is treatable but can make your pet very ill.
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Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture in Dogs

A ruptured cruciate means a lengthy lay off from doing what they enjoy most. What’s so bad about a ruptured cruciate and what can be done to sort them?
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Why Does My Dog Drink More Water?

If your dog is drinking more water, should you be worried? Sometimes increased thirst in dogs is healthy and sometimes you should consider seeing your vet.
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Foreign Bodies: I Think My Pet Ate Something It Shouldn’t!

Many of us have heard stories about pets who have ingested things outside of their regular diets. Maybe you’ve heard of a dog who ate someone’s socks and underwear, or maybe you have first-hand experience dealing with your cat who ate a piece from a plastic plant. In any case, foreign body ingestion in pets can be very concerning. It is important to recognize the signs and know what to do if your pet eats something that they shouldn’t!  
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Hypothyroidism in Dogs. Symptoms and Treatment.

Hypothyroidism is a fairly common, easily managed disease as long as dog owners are in tune to their pup and know the presenting signs.
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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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Arthritis in Dogs

Many canine senior citizens become stiff and sore in their joints as they age. However, there is much you can do to slow the development of arthritis and to manage the symptoms if they occur.

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