Dog Health

Everything that has to do with your dog’s health – from stomach aches to nutrition to broken bones. Let Canine Journal assist you with your pet health needs, but remember to take them to the Vet in emergencies!

Dog Health

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Healthcare for humans has been a hot topic in the news recently. But just because dogs are sitting backseat in cars doesn’t mean we should put their well-being behind our own. It is commonly believed that a dog ages about seven human years for every one year perhaps because dogs age seven times faster than we do. That means it is that much more important to take care of them to ensure they live a full and healthy life…

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Kiss Kibble Goodbye: Homemade Dog Food Recipes

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Imagine if you had to eat the exact same food every meal, every day of your life. Beyond being painfully boring, wouldn’t you question whether you’re getting a nutritionally balanced diet? Welcome to a dog’s life. Long ago before commercially produced dog food, dogs ate a lot of the same foods as humans. There’s a reason our dogs beg for our food – they’re meant to eat a variety. Table scraps anyone?…

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Can Dogs Get Coronavirus? Tips To Keep You & Your Pup Safe

Dog with face mask on (Caption: Coronavirus & Dogs)

As the novel human coronavirus, or COVID-19, continues to spread across the world, some pet parents are wondering if their dogs can get infected. You may have even seen photos on social media of dogs wearing protective masks. But the good news for our pups is — so far, there’s no substantial evidence that dogs can contract or spread COVID-19. But did you know there’s actually a disease called canine coronavirus that’s unrelated to this current outbreak in humans? Here’s everything you need to know about coronavirus in dogs and how to help your pup recover… 

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Best Probiotics For Dogs: Improve Your Dog’s Digestion & Overall Health

Human probiotics have become a health craze due to their numerous benefits, but have you considered them for your furry friend? We all know how fickle a dog’s digestive system can be. Fortunately, specially formulated dog probiotics can be a life-changer for dogs suffering from digestive and other health problems. What do you need to know about pup probiotics, and which products are your best bets?…

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Pet Insurance Reviews 2020: Cost & Coverage Comparison Of All Companies

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Fido leapt for a frisbee and now he’s limping. What’s wrong with him? Do I need to take him to the vet? How much will it cost? This is why pet insurance is extremely important. In a time of panic, you should be worrying about the health of your dog, not the amount of money in your bank account. We rate the biggest names in the pet insurance industry based on our own research and provide you with a summary of what each company offers as well as pros and cons for each…

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Trupanion Review: What Makes This Pet Insurance Unique?

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Almost any kind of insurance is notorious for being difficult to decipher – from inclusions and exclusions to complicated deductibles and premiums. Trupanion, however, claims to set itself apart from the pack. Does Trupanion live up to its promise to provide a straightforward and transparent pet insurance experience? Or it is just hype to get your business?…

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Dog Ear Hematomas: Signs, Treatment & Prevention

Hand holding dog's ear with hematoma (caption: Dog Ear Hematoma)

Is your dog shaking his head a lot or scratching his ears? Have you noticed that his ears are swollen? If so, your dog could be suffering from an ear hematoma. We’ll help you recognize the signs, know when to seek treatment and what you can do to help prevent this condition from reoccurring…

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Interview with Nom Nom’s Chief Nutrition Officer, Dr. Justin Shmalberg

Dr. Shmalberg

Dr. Justin Shmalberg, board-certified veterinary nutritionist and Chief Nutrition Officer for Nom Nom. He guides all recipe formulation and advises on pet nutrition to ensure that Nom Nom delivers the absolute best food to the dogs and cats they serve. Dr. Shmalberg is a practicing vet and a clinical associate professor of integrative veterinary medicine at a leading University. He has published numerous scientific papers in veterinary medicine, frequently lectures on nutritional topics to veterinarians and pet owners, and is one of less than 100 board-certified specialists in small animal clinical nutrition in the country. Dr. Shmalberg is a firm believer in the benefits of natural, wholesome food for pets…

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