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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!

How A Poisonous Snake Bite Nearly Killed My Dog

Lily playing in dirt: How a Poisonous Snake Bite Nearly Killed My Dog

It was one of the scariest moments of my life when my dog Lily was bit by a poisonous Copperhead snake. All I could do was rush to the vet and pray for the best. But this very frightening experience has made me a huge pet insurance advocate and I hope my story helps you know what to do if you are faced with the difficult life and death pet decisions…

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Ear Play Or Dog Ear Infection?

Dog Ear Infection: dog laying with ears flopped open

Has your dog been scratching or rubbing her ears more than usual? How can you tell if it’s just normal “ear play” or if there’s something to worry about? Ear infections in dogs are one of the most common problems veterinarians see, but it’s difficult as a dog owner to decipher what’s exactly going on with your pup and when you should seek treatment. Read further to get our tips about how to spot, treat and prevent dog ear infections. It’s important not to wait until it becomes a serious problem for your pup…

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Pet Assure Reviews: How To Save 25% On Vet Bills

Pet Assure logo

Pet Assure offers an across-the-board 25% discount on all of your dog or cat’s vet bills at participating veterinarians. It can be used alone or in addition to your dog’s insurance. The main selling point is that there are no exclusions; all pets are covered no matter their age, health or breed. However, a major drawback to Pet Assure is that it only covers a small portion of your pet’s bill. Read on to find out how the two products can be considered separately but may serve you better together…

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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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Essential Guide To Lyme Disease In Dogs

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We hear all about the dangers of Lyme disease but do we really know what it is? We’ll discuss everything you need to know about Lyme disease including what it is, who is at risk, how you can prevent it, its symptoms and more. Read on to learn about Lyme disease in dogs and humans…

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What Are The Signs Of Cancer In Dogs?

Signs of cancer in dogs

My wife and I have a dog, and I know the last thing in the world she wants to think about is our pup ever getting cancer. The thought of cancer can be so upsetiing to us that we can blind ourselves and look the other way when it comes to our dogs’ health. Sometimes the warning signs are obvious like large growths on the outside of their bodies. Other times, cancers can show up in unexpected ways. Read more to learn some of the warning signs of cancer in dogs…

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Torn ACL In Dogs 

Torn ACL in Dogs

The term ACL stands for Anterior Cruciate Ligament, and it is one (of many) things humans and dogs share. And just like humans, ACL tears are some of the most common types of orthopedic injuries that happen to dogs. Ligaments act like rubber bands that connect the bones in our bodies and help to stabilize our legs when we walk, run, change direction or even stand up or sit down. With the right amount of pressure, ligaments can tear. One of the most serious and common tears occurs in the knees, which is where the ACL is located. ACL tears in dogs are extremely painful, and if they are not treated correctly, can permanently affect your dog’s ability to run or even walk…

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Dog Liability Insurance: Afraid Your Dog Will Bite Your Neighbor?

Toddler Petting Dog

Have you ever sat down to think about the liability involved in owning your sweet, friendly dog? You go out of your way to be a good dog owner. You provide a large fenced-in backyard, premium food, regular vet check-ups, daily exercise, and delicious treats. But is that enough responsibility as a dog owner? What would happen if one day the neighborhood children decide to visit your dog while you’re away at work? Imagine they decide to “play” with him by poking a stick between the fence pickets repeatedly until your dog has had enough. Then one of them wants to pet him. What if he snaps and bites the child? You’re responsible. As a dog owner you are legally responsible when your pet does something that harms another person. This doesn’t end at biting someone. You could still be held responsible if your dog became too excited and jumped on someone knocking them down and injuring them, or even decided to chase Sally on her bike until he causes an accident…

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CPR For Dogs: A Step-By-Step Guide To Saving Your Dog’s Life

CPR for Dogs

Seeing your dog in a life-threatening situation can be a frightening and stressful experience, especially if the dog is unresponsive. Equipping yourself with the knowledge to effectively recognize and take action treating your dog’s condition can keep you calm and greatly increase your dog’s chance of survival. Two life-saving procedures you need to know are artificial respiration and CPR for dogs. This article will outline how to identify whether your dog needs artificial respiration or CPR, and how to perform those procedures…

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