Health Articles

Whether it's your first day with your new best friend or you're looking to teach an old dog some new tricks, we encourage you to browse these helpful tips, informative articles and pointers to keep your furry friend healthy, happy and safe.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Take a Hike with Your Best Pal

Hit the trail with these handy tips for safe hiking with your best buddy.

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Help Your Little Dog Live Large

Meet your small breed’s needs with our helpful tips.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

How to Hire a Dog Walker

Can’t take your dog out for his daily jaunts?
See how to hire a professional dog walker.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Can Dogs and Cats Catch Colds?

Can they share illnesses with us? Learn more about illnesses affecting dogs and cats.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

How to Keep Your Senior Dog Moving

Help your older dog move smoothly and healthfully into his golden years.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Five Ways to Spring into Good Pet Health

Get five seasonal tips to help your dog or cat enjoy a healthy spring.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Keeping an Eye on Your Pet’s Vision

What to look for to care for your dog’s or cat’s eyes at home.

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Tips for Preventing Older-Dog Injuries

Stay on top of diet, exercise and vet visits to help your senior dog stay injury-free.

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Monday, January 9, 2017

How and When to Switch from Puppy to Adult Dog Food

Puppy, adult and senior: all three stages are important times in your furry pal’s life when it’s appropriate to ask your veterinarian about your dog’s diet.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

CPR How-To for Pet Parents

It’s wise to arm yourself on the basics so you can administer CPR before the veterinarian is able to treat your four-legged companion. Here are steps that could save your furry family member’s life.

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Teaching Your Puppy to Play Fetch

Like any good sport, training your pup to fetch takes practice. Here are a few ways to start.

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Puppy Teething Survival Tips

Puppy teething can be made more bearable for your puppy and you with these helpful tips.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Retrieving the Right Dog Trainer

When looking for a dog trainer, it’s all about matching your dog with a professional trainer who can meet his needs. Here are five tips to help you find a trustworthy trainer for your dog family member. 

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

What to Expect at Your Pet's Yearly Checkup

The annual veterinarian visit is not a favorite road trip for many of our four-legged friends. Here are ways to make the journey a bit smoother for your dog or cat.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

10 Life Lessons Pet Parents Can Learn from Our Dogs and Cats

We take advice from friends, family and TV personalities; why not tune into the wisdom of our pets? All of that pawing, nudging and staring must be trying to tell us something…

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Exercising Your Pet's Body and Mind

Just like humans, dogs and cats need exercise to maintain good health. Along with physical exercise, your pet's brain needs exercise also to prevent boredom and depression.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The Pet Obesity Epidemic

We’ve been hearing it for years: Being overweight can cause heart disease, diabetes, joint problems, and a host of other health issues. Unfortunately, many of us haven’t gotten the message—at least where our dogs and cats are concerned.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Is your Dog or Cat Overweight? What you need to know.

Read through this handy infographic for more information on the impact of pet obesity and how you can help your pet stay fit

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Separation Without Anxiety

Your pet is a member of your family, but there are times when it's not possible, convenient or well-advised to include your furry friend in your travel plans.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Nutritional Needs of Small Breeds

While dogs of all ages and sizes may share many similar characteristics, when it comes to nutrition they all have their own unique needs. In this article we’ll explore some of the differences and nutritional needs unique to our small breed buddies.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Healthy Dog Guide: Senior Dog

Tips on keeping your senior dog healthy and vital over 8 years old.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Healthy Dog Guide: Adult Dog

Dogs in their adult life stage are at the peak of health. Help keep your adult dog healthy and strong from 1 year to 7 years old.

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Running with Dogs: Good or Bad for Your Dog?

Thinking about taking your dog running with you? Check these tips on running with your four-legged pal.

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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Picking the Right Toys for Dogs and Cats

As pet owners we intuitively know to give our dogs and cats toys for playtime, but did you know all the benefits they are providing? Learn about all the incredible benefits pet toys provide for your dog or cat.

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Brush Up on Home Dental Care for Your Pets

Your cat or dog doesn’t need to use their sharp fangs to hunt down their food anymore, but they still need healthy teeth and gums. Learn how to brush your pet's teeth and other pet dental care tips.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Indoor Games and Activities for Dogs

With cold weather comes the urge to bundle up and take it easy by the fire but just because the temperature drops doesn't mean your dog's energy drops with it. Try these indoor activities to prevent your dog from having cabin fever.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Grooming Your Pet-From Head to Paws

Grooming your dog or cat is more than just about keeping them clean, it’s really about their overall health and well being. Check out these valuable grooming tips and important insights into keeping your dog or cat looking and feeling his best.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Right Vet For Your Pet

One of the most important people in your pet's life is your veterinarian. Choosing the right vet for your dog or cat requires careful consideration.

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

How to Teach a Dog to Swim

During the dog days of summer, a dunk in the pool, lake, or ocean can be refreshing, not just for you but for your pooch as well. Not all dogs are meant to take the plunge, however. Learn how to determine whether your dog has the ability to swim, then follow these suggestions to teach him effectively.

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