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!

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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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 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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Why Do Dogs Have Whiskers?

Closeup of dog's whiskers

Have you taken your dog to the groomer and noticed its whiskers are gone? Your dog probably feels a bit disoriented afterward. The technical term for whiskers is vibrissae, and they are more important than the whiskers humans grow on their faces. What do dog whiskers do and why you should never remove them? Read on to learn the answers to these questions and more…

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Q&A With Embark’s Veterinary Geneticist, Dr. Erin Chu

We had some burning questions about Dog DNA tests, and we feel lucky to have found an expert to answer them! We are so thrilled that Dr. Chu took time out of her busy schedule to answer our dog DNA questions and help us better understand how it all works. Read on to learn more about how one becomes a geneticist, how accurate dog DNA tests are, how they differ from humans and much more as we dig deeper into this topic…

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Tips On How To Clean Dogs’ Ears

Guide to Cleaning Your Dogs Ears

It’s easy for a dog’s ears to become tainted with parasites, bacteria and yeast due to the curvature of its ear. If debris becomes trapped in the dog’s ear, an infection may occur. This is why it’s extremely important to check your dog’s ears regularly. Learn how to clean your pup’s ears and why you might want to take care of this more regularly…

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Naked Dog Box Reviews: Grain-Free, Clothing Optional

Dog eating food out of bag

Have you ever gotten down to the last scoop of dog food only to realize you’ve run out? Or do you find yourself wondering if the food you feed your furry friend is even good for them? Naked Dog Box (a new subscription offering from Naked Dog Shop) takes the worry out of both by delivering fresh, healthy dog food to your dog every two weeks. The subscription service is not only nutritious, but it’s also doggone delicious. Plus, each delivery comes with a surprise for your pup. Read on to learn more in our Naked Dog Box reviews…

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How To Diagnose And Treat Dog Diarrhea

Dog sick on bed

Since ancient times, physicians have looked to stool samples as a reference point for the health of their patients. For animals, such as dogs, referencing stool samples is a more viable option than ever because of the rising costs of healthcare. Those concerned about the health of their animals can learn a lot about them by looking at their stool samples. And when it comes to puppies, what you learn from their stool might even save their lives…

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