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Do you have a question about your dog? Our Vets and Pet Care Experts help answer all those burning questions you have about your canine companion.

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Why Does Wandering Jew Make My Dog Itch?

Contact allergies to a plant called Wandering Jew cause red, irritated feet. This common ground cover is often used as a quick-growing filler in garden beds and is incredibly hardy.

Lumps and Bumps: When to Worry

When it comes to routine veterinary care, your pets should have a thorough physical examination twice a year. This is because a lot...
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How Do I Stop My Dog Farting All The Time?

One of the many benefits of owning a dog, is that you always have someone to blame those unusual smells on. However, some dogs do appear to be particularly gassy. Read on for some hints on how to reduce the smell.

Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

Many dogs eat grass to varying degrees and there are many theories to explain this behavior. Scientifically, there is very little research or data.

Do Dogs and Cats Enjoy TV?

With the recent changes to television and the switch to digital TV, pets are now able to ‘see’ TV much better. But do they actually enjoy it?
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Why Does My Dog Still Have Fleas?

Unlike many parasites, most fleas live in the environment, not on your pet. And there are always plenty of new fleas waiting in the wings, ready to replace those that are killed.
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Why Is My Dog Peeing on the Bed?

The causes for your dog peeing on the bed, can be broken down into medical and behavioral causes. We run through what you need to know about both.
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My dog was given heartworm medication late, what should I do?

Question My 3-month old puppy was given 'Heartguard' at her first checkup after she was adopted from a shelter. Is that enough to treat...
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Does My Dog Have a Cold?

If your dog is coughing, has a runny nose, or is slightly off-colour, you may be inclined to think they have a cold. However, the human cold is not contagious to dogs. So the short answer is no, your dog doesn't have a cold.
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Does My Dog Have Mange?

Is your dog losing hair or itching uncontrollably with no signs of fleas?  If so, your dog may have mange.  Mange refers to a skin disease that is caused by parasitic mites. These mites are very tiny, and they can be dog-specific or can be zoonotic and infect other species, including humans.

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