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!

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Can Dogs Eat Hot Dogs As A Meal Or A Treat?

A hot dog cooked on the grill may seem simply irresistible to your furry friend; what’s not to love? But is it okay for our canine companions to have a hot dog? The answer is mainly yes, but only as a treat. They are okay as an occasional indulgence but are unlikely to form part of a healthy, balanced diet for your dog.

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Chicken And Rice For Dogs: A Simple Homemade Recipe

For us humans, chicken noodle soup is a go-to when feeling ill. For dogs, many veterinarians suggest feeding your pup chicken and rice to settle an upset stomach. How much chicken and rice should you feed your dog to help him feel better? And how should you cook it? We’ll help you figure out how to help your pup’s ailing tummy with some tips and an easy recipe for boiled chicken and rice for dogs.

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How Much Does A Dog Teeth Cleaning Cost? Average Cost For Dental Cleaning & Extraction

Just like humans, dogs need to have their teeth cleaned to make sure they stay healthy. This preventative dental treatment can be an excellent way to help keep your pup’s smile happy and healthy. But you may be wondering, how much does dog teeth cleaning cost? We explore the need for this essential type of dental care and what you can expect with dog dental cleaning costs.

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Can Dogs Eat Almonds? The Nutty Truth

Almonds are a yummy, healthy snack for people and are popular in trail mix, granola, or on their own. Almond butter, milk, and flour are often ingredients in baked goods like cookies and bread. But what happens if your pup accidentally gets into a can of almonds you left on your desk or finds an almond dropped on the floor? Can dogs eat almonds and enjoy them in the same way humans can? The answer is, it depends on the situation.

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Whipworm In Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

It can be scary for dog owners when they notice something isn’t right with their furry friends. If your dog has diarrhea and an upset stomach, whipworms might be to blame. It’s vital to understand all the basics of this common parasite so you can keep your dog safe…

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Roundworms In Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

Roundworms are the most common worms in dogs, and many young puppies get infected. Although routine de-worming can prevent serious problems, it’s important to know how to spot the signs of a roundworm infestation in your pup. Left untreated, puppies and even some adult dogs can become very ill…

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4 Holiday Pet Hazards & Tips To Avoid Them

While the holidays can be the most festive season for us, they can also be the most hazardous time of year for our four-pawed family members. Fortunately, there are some simple things you can do to help make sure your dear dog or cat enjoys a healthy, happy holiday season.

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10 Health Benefits Of Having A Dog & Live Longer

There are many benefits to owning a dog that goes far beyond them just being cute. Dogs can improve our overall health and help us live happier lives. Below are ten of the many benefits that humans receive by spending time with our beloved canines.

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How Cold Is Too Cold For A Dog?

Many people think that dogs and cats are better protected from the cold because of their fur, but that’s not the case. Our furry companions are just as susceptible to hypothermia and frostbite as we are, so you need to keep them safe inside once temperatures drop. But what temperature is too cold for dogs? And when you inevitably have to take them out to potty (and for exercise), what’s the best way to protect them?

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How Many Teeth Do Dogs Have?

Who doesn’t love a sweet doggie smile? But how much do you know about what’s going on inside your dog’s mouth? To care for your dog in every way, it makes sense to learn more about your dog’s teeth so you know how they should look and how to care for them. Let’s get back to basics, starting with asking yourself if you know how many teeth dogs have?

Dog in field (Caption: Dog Activity Statistics)

Dog Activity Statistics: Who’s Most Active?

FitBark is more than just our top pick for easiest to use dog activity tracker. FitBark recently released FitBark Explore – all the data they’ve been collecting over the years along with graphics and reports on their website with real-time updates to show how your dog’s activity compares against other users’ dog’s health. Making it public they are hoping it will shed some light on what is average for your pup. The stats can then also be used for research purposes and possibly to reference in other articles. Owners now get weekly snapshot emails on how their dog is progressing…

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