Leptospirosis In Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention & More

Dog drinking pond water (caption: Leptospirosis In Dogs)

If you were a pup parent several years ago, you might recall leptospirosis hitting the news locally, regionally, or even nationally. Dogs contracted this disease from simply swimming in local streams and rivers and becoming seriously ill and even dying. It became a popular news topic for a fleeting moment. While the news hasn’t focused on this disease as much lately, it can still be a very real threat to your dog, depending on where your dog roams. What do you need to do to prevent your dog from getting sick? And if he does, what are the symptoms? We give you all the information you need to know about this disease that can become severe quickly…

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Melanoma In Dogs: Types, Symptoms And Treatments

Dog snout with melanoma (caption: Melanoma In Dogs)

In humans, malignant melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, but can dogs get melanoma? The unfortunate answer is yes — however, just like with humans, there are varying types of melanoma that affect different parts of a dog’s body. Some variations are more serious than others.  But with any type of cancer, an early diagnosis is key to catching this potential killer before it’s too late…

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What Makes A Good Vet?

Vet jacket (caption: What makes a good vet?)

It’s important to find service professionals in your life you like and can trust. There’s nothing worse than having an appointment with a doctor or meeting with your lawyer and they don’t remember you or any of the information you’ve provided them with in the past. Similarly, you want an empathetic vet you trust and get along with because they are ultimately responsible for taking care of your furry friend in good times and in bad. But what attributes make up a good vet exactly? Read on to learn how to find a good vet and what to look for when seeking high-quality veterinary care…

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The Importance Of An Annual Dog Checkup

Dog being held up by vet (Caption: Dog Checkups Guide)

If you have a dog, then they may be like a child: 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. 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 mean being proactive and taking them to the vet regularly for checkups.

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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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Puppy Behavior Problems: Stop Them Before They Begin

Puppy chewing on toy: Puppy Behavior Problems

Are you the proud parent of an adorable little puppy? This is a new realm for you and you’re probably unsure what normal puppy behavior should look like. Puppies (like people) obtain bad habits by being given love and affection constantly, which they need, but can also keep them from learning good habits. Similar to a baby when she cries, she may need feeding or changed, but other times she may just want to be held. Which makes you feel great, but doesn’t always help your baby grow and become social with other people. Puppies are similar and need to learn how to behave properly so they can grow into the great dogs we know they can be! So, let’s nip these puppy behavior problems in the bud before they get out of control.

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Our Expert’s Guide On How To Socialize Your Puppy

Cat and dog on bed (Caption: How to Socialize Your Puppy)

You might think it’s wise to wait until your very young puppy gets a little older to start socializing them. Don’t wait! You have a pretty small window of opportunity to socialize your puppy correctly, and ideally, you should start when they are only three weeks old.
So, where do you start? What do you need to know? We’ll answer all your questions about how to socialize your puppy, so he grows up to be a secure social butterfly…

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What Is Kennel Cough?

Dog coughing (caption: What Is Kennel Cough?)

Is your dog coughing more than usual? If they are making a hacking sounds (like they have a hairball stuck in their throat) and your dog recently spent a lot of time around other pups (or a common place like the groomer, dog park or pet store) and is showing signs of respiratory distress, they may have picked up a curable illness of Kennel cough…

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