Dog Health

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Vet with clipboardHealthcare 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.

At we are passionate about man’s best friend and keeping our pups not only happy but healthy. Ttheir includes everything from preventative care like keeping your dog active and on a healthy diet, but also what to do when your dog gets sick. As pet owners ourselves, we understand that having a dog is like having a child and there are plenty of books, resources and communities out there to help “parents” keep their little ones happy and safe. We’ve read up, interviewed experts and compiled the latest and greatest news and articles on doggy heath issues and questions so it’s all in one place and easy to reference.

The Health of your Pup is in your Hands

Just like humans have healthcare to help maintain financial stability, we believe strongly that pets deserve the same. We highly encourage pet owners to invest in Pet Insurance because it can help to prevent a giant financial burden (read: vet bill) when an emergency or serious illness occurs. But as much as we try to avoid illness or an accident, sadly, life happens. That’s why it’s important to be prepared for when those unexpected situations arise. And we’ll even share a number of ways you can save big bucks on pet meds and dog food too. So with all that extra money, you’ll have plenty leftover to invest in ttheir preventative financial safety blanket for you and your pet.

Dog Health Articles by Topic

In our series of health articles, we’ve researched and written in-depth explanations of everything from what types of vaccinations your dog needs to what foods not to feed your dog. If your dog has arthritis, has an upset stomach, or any health concern, just search for it on our site and chances are we’ve got it covered. Browse by topic below to view the latest articles in that particular dog health area.

More Canine Health Resources

Don’t see what you are looking for? Comment below or search for answers using the search box at top right. You can also check out our Ask a Pet Doc page to ask a licensed veterinarian your pet question and get a response in just a matter of minutes. While we’d like to think we have all the answers and consider ourselves experts in the matter, we are not vets so we advise that you consult with a doctor for a second opinion, just to be safe. No matter what age or breed your dog is, it’s not too late to start taking better care of them or find solutions to their health needs. We applaud you for taking the first step in being a responsible dog owner by taking more interest in their health.

About The Author:

Sadie graduated from the Moody School of Communications at the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelors in Advertising and minor in Business. Her love of pets started from an early age with her childhood cocker spaniel, Peanut, and two cats. She is currently dog mom to Lexie, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

As a professional dog sitter for more than a decade, Sadie has cared for dozens of canines of various breeds, sizes and temperaments. The responsibility of caring for others' pets has helped her understand the importance of giving animals a loving home. She has experience potty and house training as well as teaching dogs tricks such as sit and shake. Sadie is passionate about canine well-being so she feeds her pup all-natural meals and no table scraps.

Sadie and her husband live in Washington DC and enjoy walking Lexie to nearby dog parks or patios and taking her canine companion on trips. Having an adventurous, long-haired Blenheim means frequent baths and home grooming to maintain a clean coat. A small dog also requires more frequent dental care and Sadie is proactive with Lexie's oral hygiene.

She has been covering dog-related topics since 2012 and is proud to share her latest personal experience, resources and information with fellow pet parents. Her expertise has appeared in many notable media outlets, including The New York Times' Wirecutter, Forbes, People, Reader's Digest, Apartment Therapy, and other regional news organizations.

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Gustavo Woltmann
January 18, 2017 9:48 am

Very informative article. Having a dog’s in our life is a blessing and I’m so thankful that until now they are all still at my side. I’m always spending more time to search some good stuff related to dogs and I learned from it, like your blog post. Because of all the information that I’ve gather in every blog that I visited is one of a good source of information for me and It’s very useful to me. And I know they are proud to be my kids because I feel how much they love me.

Sam Ivy
April 11, 2015 4:33 pm

Regarding your thoughts on the dogs aging 7 times faster: “That means it is that much more important to take care of them to ensure they live a full and healthy life.” What a great point! Some people just get their dogs through puppy-hood and then leave them to age without any help or medical care. Since we do not have as long with them as we would like, this is a great reminder to take preventative health care procedures.