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Can Dogs Eat Zucchini?

If you find yourself with an abundance of zucchini and a dog with pleading eyes, you might wonder, “Can dogs eat zucchini?” My garden did really well this year, and I had so much zucchini that I didn’t know what to do with it all! As I harvested the zucchini, I noticed my dog watching […]

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Can Dogs Eat Pecans?

If you’re enjoying a handful of pecans and your dog is begging for a bite, you might be wondering, “Can dogs eat pecans?” While there are many foods that both people and dogs can eat, some human foods should only be given to dogs in moderation or in strictly limited amounts. So, even if it’s […]

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Can Dogs Eat Bell Peppers?

Fresh, crisp bell pepper can be such a tasty part of a veggie tray, but can dogs eat bell peppers? Whether you’re wondering if your pup can have a piece of a bell pepper as an occasional treat because he enjoys them or you’re trying to entice your dog to eat if he doesn’t have […]

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Can Dogs Eat Pickles?

A delicious, crisp pickle can be a fun food for people to eat, but can dogs eat pickles, too? There are so many foods out there, and it’s quite common to wonder if you can share a meal with your dog. There are many reasons you might want to offer people food to your dog, […]

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Can Dogs Eat Shrimp?

Many people think shrimp is delicious, so you might wonder if you can share it with your dog. There are so many foods out there, and it is quite common to wonder if we can allow our dog to eat the same food we are eating. There are many reasons we may want to offer […]

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The Best Pet Stores in America

Finding a pet store that carries the supplies you need for your furry, feathered, or scaly family member can be difficult. You want a store that has fair prices, and a staff of caring, knowledgeable experts. You might also have special pet-related needs, like a pet store that caters to exotic creatures or one that […]

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Puppy Weight Calculator: How Big Will Your Dog Get? (Height, Weight, Size Predictor with Chart)

Wondering how big your new puppy will get? Our puppy weight calculator acts as a puppy size predictor that estimates your dog’s weight and height when fully grown. The calculations are based on the American Kennel Club’s database of adult dog weights and heights. Fill in your puppy’s current age and weight details below. Note: […]

Which Cities and States Care the Most (and Least) about Their Pets? (Infographic)

Many of us consider our pets to be a part of the family. How could we not…especially when they shower us with so much love and affection? All they ask for in return is that we show them just as much love and care as they do for us. So how do we know if […]

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How to Treat Urinary Incontinence in Your Dog

Urinary incontinence is a tough problem for dog owners, so it’s not uncommon for pet owners to ask how to treat urinary incontinence in their dog. Constantly cleaning up after your dog gets frustrating and exhausting. Even patient owners may find themselves getting angry. However, a better understanding of the causes behind the condition can […]

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What to Do When Your Dog Pees the Bed

Wondering what to do when your dog pees the bed? There’s nothing quite like getting ready to lay down after a long day and finding dog pee on your bed and pillow. While finding dog pee in the dog’s bed isn’t as bad, it’s still a problem that can strain your home life. Inappropriate urination […]

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Can Dogs Eat Peaches?

Sweet and juicy peaches are so delicious! As you savor every bite your dog watches and wishes for a piece!  Is it safe? There are so many foods out there and it is quite common to wonder if I can share a meal with my dog. There are many reasons we may want to offer […]

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Can Dogs Eat Tuna?

My dog comes running with her nose in the air every time I’m opening a can of tuna. She loves the smell and begs to have a bite. I’m sure many dogs are this way, but can they eat tuna? There are so many foods out there and it is quite common to wonder if I can […]

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Can Dogs Eat Watermelon?

When you’re enjoying a slice of watermelon and your dog is pleading for a bite, you might find yourself wondering, “Can dogs eat watermelon?” There are so many different foods out there, and it is quite common to wonder if you can share a meal with your dog. There are many reasons we may want […]

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5 Things to Put in a Dog House for Bedding

You have just spent the time and effort to set up a nice house for your dog, and now you might be wondering what things to put in a dog house for bedding to keep your pup safe, comfortable, warm, and dry. In this article, I’ll explain the various types of dog house bedding to […]

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6 Strategies to Stop Dogs from Fighting

Whether your dog doesn’t get along with other dogs or rarely gets into fights, every dog owner should know how to stop dogs from fighting so you’re prepared should it ever occur. There are a variety of reasons that dogs may fight, from protectiveness to resource guarding to too much (or too little) stimulation. Here’s […]

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How To Introduce Dogs To Avoid A Problem

Have you been wondering how to introduce dogs to avoid a problem? It’s a common question dog owners ask, such as when they need to introduce a visiting dog to their dog or introduce a nervous dog to other dogs. As a veterinarian, I often get asked tips and tricks to safely introduce two dogs. […]

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The Best Waterproof Dog Beds

Waterproof dog beds are perfect for senior dogs or puppies who experience the odd bathroom accident, as the waterproof layer protects the filling of the bed inside. They’re also ideal for dogs who drool excessively or those who often head to their beds with wet, muddy paws. Our vet advisor, Dr. Amanda Jondle, reviewed dozens […]

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8 Ways to Keep Your Dog Out of the Trash

Many dog owners find themselves searching for ways to keep their dog out of the trash after experiencing every dog owner’s worst nightmare. Few things are more frustrating – or more concerning – than coming home to find your garbage can knocked over and last night’s dinner along with all kinds of other trash strewn […]

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9 Fun Games to Play with Your Dog

Playtime is the perfect opportunity to bond with your dog. With these and other fun games to play with your dog, she gets to release energy, stay agile, and enjoy one-on-one time with her favorite human (you). Regularly engaging with your dog helps develop both physical and mental fitness and can even help your dog […]

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The Best Dog Hair Dryers

A dog hair dryer might not sound like something you need when you have a dog, but dogs do get wet for a variety of reasons, and drying them is essential to keep them warm and happy, and you dry and free of wet-dog smell. Whether you’re a professional groomer or a pet parent, a […]

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The Best Cat Food for a Sensitive Stomach

A sensitive stomach cat food can give your cat back his quality of life. When eating a food that triggers a reaction like vomiting, your cat is uncomfortable at best and damaging his digestive system at worst. Picking the right cat food is crucial to a prolonged and healthy life for your cat. Our vet […]

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The Best High Fiber Dog Food

High fiber dog foods can help your dog with several health concerns. Between weight management for overweight pups to digestion improvement, your dog may benefit from a high fiber diet to maintain a comfortable and healthy life. Our vet advisor, Dr. Jennifer Coates, DVM, reviewed dozens of high fiber dog foods, and she chose Hill’s […]

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The Best Heavy Duty Dog Crates

Heavy duty dog crates protect, hold, and house breeds large and small at home or while traveling. These crates are made of materials that can take the heavy wear and tear of a serious chewer or a strong, 125-pound dog. Think thick, high-grade steel, wheels for easier movement, and multiple locks to keep the dog […]

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Why Your Dog Snores (and When & How to Stop It)

Wondering why your dog snores? The slow rumble of a snoring dog sleeping nearby in bed may be an endearing noise to some dog owners, but to others, it may cost them precious hours of sleep and worrying that something is wrong. Snoring may be normal in some dogs, but there are some instances that […]

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8 Remedies for Your Dog’s Upset Stomach

If you’re reading this article, it means that you’re on the hunt for practical remedies for your dog’s upset stomach. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to address this health concern and ease your pup’s discomfort. Many things can bring on an upset stomach in your dog, from consuming certain foods and […]

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4 Ways to Add Fiber to a Dog’s Diet

Are you looking for ways to add more fiber to your dog’s diet? While fiber is not considered to be an essential ingredient in a dog’s diet, there are a handful of reasons why it may be beneficial to add fiber to a dog’s diet. Fiber not only helps dogs form normal stools, but some types […]

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7 Ways to Put Your Cat on a Diet

Have you noticed that your cat has gained a few pounds? Or maybe your cat has been overweight for a while? It might be time to consider putting your cat on a diet. You’re certainly not alone. Various studies have reported that more than half of pet cats may be overweight or obese and the […]

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6 Remedies That Will Settle Your Cat’s Upset Stomach

Does your cat have diarrhea? Or maybe they’re vomiting? If you’re like many cat owners, these issues have led you to search for remedies that will settle your cat’s upset stomach. These symptoms can be brought on by many different causes including: Viral and bacterial infections Parasites Ingesting a toxic substance, unusual food, or foreign […]

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4 Best Home Remedies for Cat Vomiting

Is your cat vomiting? There are a few home remedies for cat vomiting that can help. However, if the vomiting is severe or accompanied by other potentially serious symptoms like abdominal pain, the presence of blood, profuse diarrhea, and weakness, stop reading now and call your veterinarian. On the other hand, if your cat has […]

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How Long Does It Take for a Dog to Digest Food?

As a dog owner, you no doubt strive to do everything in your power to support your dog’s health and wellbeing. However, there’s one vital health-related consideration that you may not have given too much thought to: the movement of food through your dog’s digestive system.  While it may seem like an unusual topic to […]

7 Ways to Make a Dog’s Coat Shiny

As a veterinarian, I’m often asked how to make a dog’s coat shiny. Not all breeds have naturally shiny coats, but in some dogs, a dull coat can be an indicator of an underlying health condition. Here’s what you need to know about the potential causes of a dull coat and what you can do […]

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How to Give a Dog a Bath – The Right Way!

Giving a dog a bath sounds easy enough, right? Just take them out back and hose them off, squirt some of your own shampoo on them, and rinse. Ta da! But wait – there actually is a right and wrong way to bathe your furry friend. By following these tips on how to give a […]

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How To Get A Puppy To Sleep Through The Night

If you’ve just brought your new furry family member home, you might be wondering how to get a puppy to sleep through the night. Having a puppy can be very fun yet exhausting! If you are having trouble getting your puppy to sleep through the night, you are not alone. One of the most challenging […]

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How to Crate Train a Puppy

As a veterinarian, many pet owners ask me why they should consider crate training and how to crate train a puppy. Crate training is an excellent way to keep your puppy from getting into trouble while you are out of the house. A crate trained puppy will not be able to chew up your couch, […]

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How Much Exercise Does a Dog Need Daily? (and How to Ensure They Get It)

Dog owners often want to know how much exercise a dog needs daily to ensure that they’re providing enough activities to help their furry friends get adequate exercise. In this post, I’ll discuss how much exercise a dog needs daily and tips for helping your dog get enough daily activity. We all want to take […]

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Six Steps to Train Your Dog to Use a Treadmill

Training your dog to use a treadmill is an excellent way to ensure they’re getting enough regular exercise, even when your regular outdoor walks aren’t an option. This post will describe the six key steps to train your dog to use a treadmill. There are many benefits of exercise for dogs. Adequate exercise is one […]