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!

The Importance Of An Annual Dog Check Up

Dog being held up by vet

If you have a dog, then they may be like one of your children: you spoil them rotten and care for them deeply. Since your pet is that important to you, then their health should be just as important! And we don’t mean just taking them out on walks, feeding them a balanced diet and pampering good dogs with toys and treats, although those are all important too! We’re talking about being proactive and taking them to the vet regularly for checkups. Read on to learn why checkups for dogs are important, how frequently you should schedule them, what you get out of a dog health check and how much you can expect to spend (spoiler alert: it’s less than you think!)…

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Holistic Dog Food: Dogs Need A Balanced Diet Too

Holistic Dog Food

As pet owners become more informed as to the nutritional contents of their dog’s food, more owners are turning to holistic dog food as the answer. With the information provided here, readers will find out what makes a dog food holistic, why holistic foods are better for some dogs and some popular brands of holistic dog food….

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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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Bypass The Blacklist: Dog Liability Insurance

Dog with sunglasses: Dog Liability Insurance

Having trouble finding a place to live because your dog is blacklisted as a “bad breed?” Can’t secure homeowners or renters insurance that covers your pooch? Many of the top insurance companies won’t provide dog liability insurance for certain breeds of dogs deemed “dangerous.” There are a number of lesser-known insurance companies that disagree with the concept of labeling dogs solely because of their breed. If you own or are thinking about getting a “bad breed” dog, this article is for you…

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Does Your Dog Need Diabetic Dog Food?

Bow of dog food: Does Your Dog Need Diabetic Dog Food?

Diabetes is a well known illness in humans, but it is also found in dogs. One out of every two hundred dogs will be diagnosed with diabetes at some point. But don’t treat your dog like you would a human because they have a different version of the illness that shares some similarities with human diabetes, but works differently…

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What Is The Best Dog Treadmill To Get Your Pup In Shape?

Dog on treadmill

Did you know there are dog treadmills for sale that can help your pooch get in shape? A doggie treadmill has many benefits and can help dramatically improve the quality of your dog’s life. In fact, there are probably more benefits to owning a dog treadmill than you have considered. Read more to learn about treadmills for dogs and to find out which one we think is best for your furry friend…

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Toxins Be Gone: Pet Safe Cleaning Products

Bowl of baking soda: Pet Safe Cleaning Products

If you use common household cleaners, you could be slowly poisoning your dog without even knowing it. You could be putting your pooch at risk for developing cancer, kidney or liver damage down the road. In fact, studies have proven the toxic effects of such ingredients as ammonia, bleach, chlorine, gycol ethers and formaldehyde on humans and pets. And pets are even more vulnerable. Pets pick up residues from cleaning products and then groom themselves, spreading these toxic materials on their skin, coat, mouths, nose and eyes. As a responsible dog owner, it’s time to ditch your chemical-laden cleaners for pet safe cleaning products…

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Interview with Petplan Pet Insurance Co-Founder Natasha Ashton

Petplan Interview with the Founders

We recently had the good fortune to sit down and learn more about Petplan in this exclusive interview with Natasha Ashton, the Chief Marketing Officer and co-founder. The company is based in the Philadelphia area but the founders came from the U.K., where pet insurance is a much more prominent part of pet parenting than here in the U.S. These petrepreneurs think it is time for that to change…

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Acupuncture For Dogs: Can It Heal Your Dog?

Dog getting acupuncture

Wondering if dog acupuncture is a good idea for treating what ails your pup? The only one who can answer that question is a vet trained in traditional Chinese veterinary medicine. However, we can teach you a little bit about TCVM, canine acupuncture and why you might want to consider it to help improve your pup’s health…

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Desparately Seeking Healthy Dog Treat Recipes

My dog has been having a lot of itchy skin and has been scratching all the time. But, he is still a good dog. I would like to reward his good behavior but would like to try baking up some healthy dog treat recipes that may be more helpful for his new skin condition. I am …

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