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

Vet with clipboard

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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FitBark Review: A Healthy Dog is a Happy Dog

Dog with FitBark jumping: FitBark Review

What started as a Kickstarter idea in the Summer of 2013 by a brother and sister team from Italy has become a product that is sold world-wide to tens of thousands of pet parents. Canine Journal recently got the chance to chat more with FitBark’s co-founders. We wanted to share their story with you along with an in depth review of our top pick for the best dog activity tracker…

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Best Dog Activity Monitor: Fitbark vs Tagg vs Whistle vs Link AKC & More!

Dog wearing collar

How cool would it be to track your dog’s daily activity (think Fitbit for your pup!)? Your wish is now reality and we recently took a look at the leaders in this new and exciting category to review the top players. From GPS tracking and fitness monitoring to goal setting and comparing your dog to others, you are going to be blown away by all the cool features in these new high-tech devices…

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Which Dog Vaccinations Are Necessary?

Dog Vaccination

Vaccinations are a crucial part of the health of your pet dog. For owners of new puppies, the vaccination schedule seems never ending, but as dogs age, this schedule consolidates to two yearly vet visits. In this article we will take a look at what vaccinations your dog should receive, what they are for and how old your dog should be when they receive each vaccination…

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Benefits of Dog Massage Therapy

Dog having belly rubbed

You don’t need a dog massage certification to give your dog a massage. You can give your dog a daily massage from the comfort of your home. Find out why dog massages are beneficial and how you can give your dog the best massage of her life…

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Why Are Dogs’ Noses Wet, and What’s the Best Treatment for Dry Noses?

Dog nose close-up

We’re sure you’ve found yourself telling your dog to get that cold, wet nose out of your personal space at some point! But have you ever wondered, ‘why do dogs have wet noses?’ Our favorite canine companions differ from us humans and our beloved feline friends in a puzzling way. Their noses are normally wet — and normally should be. But why are dogs’ noses wet? And if they’re not, does that mean that something’s wrong? Can you do anything to help your pup if his nose is dry? If so, what’s the best dog dry nose treatment? Here, we’ll answer all of your questions to put you and your pup at ease…

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How to Treat Pancreatitis in Dogs

Dogs sick on bed

Pancreatitis, or inflammation and swelling of the pancreas, is a painful and seldom-understood affliction that affects dogs worldwide. While spontaneous canine pancreatitis is not particularly well understood, veterinarians do have an idea behind the causes that contribute to this condition, its related conditions and symptoms, and treatment methods to lessen symptoms…

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How Much Does Cruciate Ligament Dog Surgery Cost?

Dog in cast laying down

Unfortunately, we don’t know why dogs experience cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) injuries so often, especially certain breeds. We do know that it happens when the knee joint breaks down (or tears) or in some cases, completely ruptures. This can occur with a sudden movement, like when a dog is playing fetch and does a quick turn to catch the ball, or it can be a slow degeneration of the ligament over time. Read our article below to find out if your dog is at risk for a CCL tear and how much it could set you back…

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What Foods Are Toxic for Dogs

Dog Eating in Fridge

There are certain foods that you should not feed your dog under any occasion. While individual cases will vary based on breed, weight, and other factors — in general this list of foods dogs can’t eat applies to all dogs and should be carefully followed to avoid accidents. Take note and print out our helpful infographic to keep on-hand in your kitchen so you know what food dogs can’t eat…

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How to Not Break the Bank with Pet Wellness Plans

Dog with barbell in mouth: Pet Wellness Plans

Have you been looking for comprehensive pet insurance but are frustrated because most policies don’t include general pet wellness visits? You’re not alone! Many of us pet parents don’t realize that pet insurance differs from human health insurance in that most veterinary pet insurance plans don’t cover routine wellness visits and other services. They are designed to help you manage your budget for unplanned emergencies or illnesses that could break the bank. But, if you are looking for a plan to cover routine visits instead, there are still options to get coverage for pet wellness visits. Here we’ll tell you which services offer pet wellness plans, including insurance services that offer wellness plans as an add-on option…

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Pet Insurance Reviews 2017

Pet Insurance Reviews and 2 dogs

Fido just leaped 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 so extremely important. In a time of panic, you should be worrying about the health of your dog, not the number 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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