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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!

Pet Insurance Tips and Trends

Dog at the veg

With the new year upon is, we’ve been thinking a lot about current trends in the pet insurance category and how they may affect our readers who are thinking of buying a new policy. You’ll want to read through our discussion below for some cost-savings tips and other things you will want to make sure you consider while making your choice on how to financially plan for your pet’s unexpected health needs…

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Raw Diet for Dogs: Can Your Dog’s Health Improve?

Bowl of raw meat

Raw dog food diets are controversial. While some think this is the way dogs were meant to eat before dogs became our pets, others think dry dog food is the correct diet for our four-legged fur balls. In this article, we’re going to lay out the facts about raw food diets for dogs so you draw your own conclusion about whether this diet is good or bad for dogs…

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What Is Pet Insurance? Do You Need It?

Sick dog laying on sofa

Pet insurance is very much like the health insurance: Though the policies will differ with each provider, pet insurance covers some basic exams completely and other medical activities on a limited basis. Some policies have a yearly, limit while others have a lifetime limit, so you need to make sure to get the pet insurance policy that is right for you and your family. If you don’t have a pet yet, a good place to start is reviewing your pet insurance options to see about the cost per species or breed…

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4 Reasons the Cost of Pet Insurance is Worth It

Dog on vet table

Murphy’s Law states that anything that can go wrong will go wrong. Pet owners know this better than anyone when their dog steps in that one little thing in the yard you forgot to pick up, then run inside and jump up on the couch. Luckily for me, I was able to remove the stain and the couch was allowed to stay in the living room (instead of being sent to the basement forever). The problem is, sometimes the issue isn’t as minor as a little mess inside of your house. For pet owners, sometimes the problem can be much more threatening and costly. For this reason, it’s important that all pet owners consider buying pet insurance to protect their loved ones from some of life’s most unfortunate accidents…

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Canine Hip Dysplasia: Surgery Isn’t The Only Option

Canine On Beach in Wheelchair

Does your pup have a family history of hip and joint problems? Is he showing symptoms of discomfort and a reduction in mobility? He could be suffering from early signs of canine hip dysplasia. Canine hip dysplasia is one of the most commonly occurring conditions, often attributed to bad breeding around the world. But it’s also a hereditary disease that progressively gets worse with age and can become quite painful. Your dog doesn’t have to suffer. Fortunately, there are several treatment options available. Read on to learn how to spot symptoms and see what treatments could help your pup regain his old self…

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Organic Dog Treats Recipes and Buying Guide

Organic Dog Treats

There are many reasons why dog owners opt to feed their dogs organic dog treats, with one of the top reasons being that there is no doubt that these treats are more beneficial than traditional dog treats. Let’s examine why organic dog treats may be a good choice for your dog, as well as provide some excellent commercially available organic dog treats and of course provide recipes that you can make yourself…

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I Ran Out of Dog Food. What Can I Feed My Dog?

Ran Out of Dog Food, What Can I Feed My Dog?

One night I was home alone, without a car, and with two very hungry 70 pound boxers looking at me with those mournful “we haven’t eaten allll day” eyes. (To be honest, they always look that way.) I hurried to the pantry to find we were completely out of dry dog food and canned food. So we shared a stack of whole-wheat-peanut-butter-and-mashed-banana sandwiches. Four for them, one for me. This got me thinking about the right kinds of foods to feed pups in a pinch – let’s say you’re out of food and unable to get to the store, out of money, out of town, traveling, camping, or worse, displaced by a disaster of some kind. Dogs still have to eat, right? So what do you do when there’s no dog food to be found…

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What is Distemper in Dogs and Cats? Should I be Concerned?

Sick dog: Distemper in Dogs

Canine distemper is a highly contagious and potentially fatal disease that is 100% preventable. That’s why it’s so important to get your dog vaccinated as soon as possible. Canine distemper can be contracted easily from other dogs at various places, like the park, groomer or kennel. Find out how you can prevent your dog from contracting this terrible disease…

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Fish Oil for Dogs: Could Your Dog Benefit From It?

Fish Oil pills

If your dog eats a diet consisting mostly of Omega 6 fats, aka heavy in grains and plant-based oils, he may need fish oil to help balance out his diet. However, if your dog eats a grain-free diet consisting of raw, grass-fed meats, supplementation probably isn’t necessary. Either way, you’ll want to consult your vet before adding anything new to your dog’s diet. But, if you’re curious about what fish oil can do for your dog keep reading…

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Doggy Arthritis? Glucosamine for Dogs!

Person holding dog paws: Attack Doggy Arthritis: Glucosamine for Dogs

Have you noticed your furry family member having trouble getting around like she used to? She could be suffering from degenerative joint disease (DJD) — a pretty common problem in older dogs and among certain breeds. If you suffer from similar joint problems, you’ve likely heard of glucosamine supplements, but did you know similar supplements are available for dogs? Here, we’ll give you all the information you need about glucosamine for dogs to see if these supplements could help your pup remain active…

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