Wellness

Pet wellness encompasses the physical, emotional, intellectual, social, spiritual, and environmental well-being of your four-legged friend.

Preventative care is at the top of that list and includes regular vet checkups, healthy food choices, exercise, and vaccines.

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5 Steps To Brushing Your Dog’s Teeth (A Complete Guide)

After a long day, what dog owner doesn’t love the joyful welcome they receive from their beloved pets when they walk in the door? But when you bend down to greet your happy hound, does their bad doggy breath make you cringe? That halitosis could be more than just a sign that Fido ate something he shouldn’t have. Often bad breath, just as for humans, is a sign that your dog’s dental health is not what it should be. So what does a responsible dog owner do…

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Best Dog Activity Monitor: FitBark vs Whistle vs Halo 2 & More

Technology has come a long way for both humans and pets over the years. Now there’s a way to track your dog’s daily activity (think Fitbit for dogs). We reviewed the latest and greatest products in the “dog Fitbit” category, including key features and pricing for each. From GPS tracking and fitness monitoring to goal setting and comparing your dog to others of the same breed, you are going to be blown away with all the things you can do with a dog fitness tracker.

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Frontline vs Advantage: Which Is Better To Keep Your Dog Flea Free?

Fleas and ticks love to reside in pet’s fur (especially when it’s warm as they can’t live below freezing). Not only are these pesky parasites a nuisance, but they also they create health concerns too. Keep fleas and ticks from bothering your pup (and you) with a regular dose of medication. We’ve reviewed two of the most popular options on the market, so you can compare and find which is a better fit for your furry friend.

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DNA Testing For Dogs: What You Can Learn, Cost, Accuracy, How They Work, & More

We love our dogs regardless of the breed, but that doesn’t mean we don’t want to know who Fido’s mom and dad were (and what breed your pup is). With the advent of DNA testing for dogs, finding out your pup’s lineage and breed(s) is now a reality. World DNA Day takes place on April 25 and National DNA Day is an official proclamation in the United States since 2003. A dog DNA test is a fun way to celebrate the holiday while helping to understand your pet better.

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What Are The Benefits Of Spaying And Neutering Your Dog?

The topic of spaying and neutering is often brought up by dog owners. However, it’s a subject that should be addressed by all pet owners. There are many benefits of spaying and neutering, including improved health outlook, enhanced temperament, a declining homeless pet population, and a reduction in the expense associated with breeding.

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Cheap Pet Meds: Is It Better To Buy Online?

Being a responsible pet owner means providing our pets with regular preventative medications in addition to medications treating health conditions. Being a good pet parent can also be expensive which leads us to search for alternatives. There are several places you can buy online to save money, but you should shop with caution…

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Which Dog Vaccinations Are Necessary?

Vaccines are an important component of a dog’s health and wellness. Although dog vaccines are developed in different ways and come in various formulations, they all serve the same purpose: to protect dogs from diseases that can cause serious illness and even be fatal. There are many vaccines available for dogs, so you may be wondering which vaccines your dog actually needs. Plus, different vaccines have different vaccination schedules, making it a little confusing to know what vaccines your dog needs and when. No one wants to put their dog through discomfort, and you may question whether all of these vaccinations are really necessary. We’ll help you learn about core (required) and non-core (not required) vaccinations.

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Worms In Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

There are a wide variety of worms that can infect your dog. Although many of the symptoms are similar, each requires a specific type of medication for treatment. When an inappropriate medication is used to treat worms, infestations can return or worsen in severity, causing additional medical complications. Some of the worms that commonly affect dogs include heartworms, roundworms, tapeworms, hookworms and whipworms…

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How To Get Rid Of Fleas On Dogs: Treatments & Tips To Prevent

Got fleas? That bites – literally! When it comes to household pests, there is one pest in particular that sends fear deep into a dog-owner’s heart – fleas. There are many common misconceptions about fleas and a wide number of possible solutions to getting rid of them; however, not every “cure” is created equal. Some cures for flea infestation have been proven to be completely effective while others don’t even make a dent. Whether your flea problem begins with a single flea carried by your pet, or with a whole host transferred to your home unknowingly, the result always ends in infestation. So, getting rid of fleas will take a concerted effort. Luckily, we’ve got some tips to help you out in your battle…

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Healthy Holiday Tip: Lose Pounds With Your Hounds

The holidays are prime time for parties, elaborate meals, and holiday treats for humans. And your dog is getting more leftovers than they ever could have dreamed! But all of these extra calories are making a straight line for your hips. Here are some tips to shed those extra pounds and get you and your pup back in shape…

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