The Best Joint Supplements for Dogs

Happy dog in grass

The best joint supplements for dogs reduce inflammation and are effective in treating arthritis or stiff joints. Whether your senior dog needs some help getting around or your young pup has an injured leg, joint supplements can help aid your dog in recovery and mobility. Speak with your veterinarian before giving your dog any type […]

Why Does My Cat’s Meow Sound Weak and Raspy?

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Cats speak volumes through both body language and vocalization. Some breeds are loquacious, such as the Siamese, while others are more spare with words. More than 21 distinct types of vocalizations have been identified in the domestic cat, expressing the range from fear to contentment. So when your gregarious little greeter gives you a weak welcome, […]

How Do I Treat Cherry Eye in My Dog?

Pictures of cherry eye in a dog

Did you know that your dog, and many other mammals, have a third eyelid? The third eyelid, also known more formally as the nictitating membrane, is essential for production of the tear film and protection of the eye. This small triangular structure can be seen in the inner corner of your dog’s eyelid, especially if […]

9 Ways to Keep Your Dog Cool This Summer

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When the hot weather hits, your dog might need some extra help beating the heat. Dogs are highly susceptible to heat, (even overheating or getting a sunburn) with some dogs being compromised due to their bone structure, coat, age, or health. For example, Pugs and other flat-nosed breeds can’t pant as effectively, putting them at […]

Why Is My Dog’s Face Swollen?

A dog with a swollen face

Dogs make wonderful companions and indeed are “man’s best friend.” Surveys have found that 6.4 million homes in the United States have dogs as pets, and there are close to 90 million dogs in the country. Most people feel that their dogs are part of the family. Dogs have moved from backyard pets into our […]

When Do Dogs Stop Growing?

Picture of a dog with a measuring tape, how big will it grow?

“How big will my puppy grow?” It’s a question pet owners frequently ask veterinarians like myself. While it can be difficult to give an exact estimate of a puppy’s adult weight, some factors can help give an idea of what to expect. Read on to learn more about what affects growth in puppies, how you […]

How Much Does a Golden Retriever Weigh?

Picture of a Golden Retriever - how much do golden retrievers weigh?

I had a Golden Retriever named Flash as a kid. She was incredibly sweet and loyal, and she grew to be a big dog. If you’re researching a Golden Retriever to bring home, or if you have a Golden at home already and need answers to questions like what size dog crate to buy or how heavy […]

How Much Does a Labrador Retriever Weigh?

how much does a labrador retriever weigh

If you’re researching a Labrador retriever to bring home, or if you have a Lab at home already and need answers to questions like what size dog crate to buy or how heavy you dog should be, you’ll want to know how big (and particularly how tall) they get at different stages of life (particularly how […]

How Much Does a Chihuahua Weigh?

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If you’re researching a Chihuaha to bring home, or if you have a Chihuaha and need answers to questions like what size dog crate you should buy or whether your dog is too heavy, you’ll want to know how big they get at different stages of life (particularly how much they’ll weigh and how tall they’ll […]

How Much Do Great Danes Weigh?

Image of a Great Dane - how much do they weigh?

If you’re researching a Great Dane to take home, or if you have a Great Dane and are trying to figure out things like what size dog crate to buy or if your dog is the right weight, you’ll want to know how big they get at different stages of life (particularly how much they’ll […]

How Big Do Goldendoodles Get?

Picture of a Goldendoodle - how big will yours get?

My best friend is an 87 pound (and growing!) Bernedoodle that the breeder predicted would be 50-70 pounds. I love Pinecone (my daughter named him – unanimous approval on the name so far) but I also understand the importance of having at least a rough idea of how big your dog is likely to get. […]

Great Dane Growth Chart: How Big Will Your Great Dane Get?

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Coined the “Apollo of Dogs,” according to the American Kennel Club, or AKC, the Great Dane is a magnificent giant dog breed, known for its friendly nature and gentle patience. It’s not surprising, though, if the first thing that comes to mind is the sheer size of the breed. The Great Dane growth chart estimates […]

Golden Retriever Growth Chart: How Big Will Your Golden Retriever Get?

Adult Golden Retriever with a Golden Retriever puppy

Forever the fun-loving puppy, the Golden Retriever is a popular breed of dog. Goldens have boundless energy, a constant-wagging tail, and a goofy grin – often with the tongue hanging out. They’re famous for their long golden coat and fluffy tail that’s capable of knocking over just about anything in its path. If you’re thinking […]

Chihuahua Growth Chart: How Big Will Your Chihuahua Get?

Two Chihuahuas sitting in a box

For the smallest breed of dog, the Chihuahua just might have the biggest attitude. Considered a symbol of Mexico, this toy breed is known for exhibiting a large and feisty personality. The Chihuahua is also one of the oldest dog breeds in the Americas, and can make a good family dog, but  preferably with older […]

Labrador Retriever Growth Chart: How Big Will Your Lab Get?

Black, yellow, and chocolate labrador retrievers standing side by side

By far the most popular dog breed, the Labrador Retriever has captured the hearts of Americans for decades. Maybe one has captured yours. Are you adopting or have you already gotten a Labrador puppy? Are you wondering how tall he’ll get? How much your Labrador Retriever will weigh? Our Labrador growth chart gives you an […]

The State of Pet Healthcare in 2023 & Beyond: Trends, Stats, and Data

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Across the globe, almost 845 million dogs and cats have a home, though dogs are, by far, the most popular non-human family member in the world. More than half of homes in the U.K. and France cater to at least one pet. Just under half of Italian households have a dog or cat, while just […]

The Best Dog Breeders in America

Dog breeders holding four Siberian Husky puppies

So you want to become a dog owner! Congratulations! Once you’ve decided on a breed (and if you haven’t yet, check out this Dog Breed Selector from the American Kennel Club to get you started!), the next step is to choose a reputable breeder. Unfortunately, this can be trickier than it might sound! There are […]

COVID-19 and Pet Health Safety (with Infographic)

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Can your pet die from COVID-19? If you’ve asked yourself this question, you can rest assured you’re in good company. Every month, thousands of pet parents turn to Google to find the answer to this question. They also ask questions like, “Can dogs get COVID?” or “What symptoms of COVID in dogs should I look […]

50 Best Veterinarian Blogs to Learn About Pet Care & Veterinary Medicine

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From the individual veterinarian to veterinary hospitals to organizations made up of vet-care professionals, veterinarian blogs run the gamut of content for pet owners to advanced content for veterinarians to business and marketing strategies for the veterinary practice. With all that’s out there, we launched a search for 50 of the best veterinarian blogs. Divided […]

50 Best Veterinary Conferences of 2022

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Here at PND we invest a lot in creating tools and guides to help keep pets healthy. Things like our puppy weight estimator, our guide to the ideal weight for a dog, this comprehensive section on foods your dog should and should not eat, our collection of growth charts (including our popular Goldendoodle growth chart), […]

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

Dog running with owners

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 […]

The Best Indoor Dog House

Small dog stepping out of a cozy indoor dog house

Buying an indoor dog house may give your dog just what he needs to develop an attachment to your home and to you. Proving a space that is just your dogs will show him that he belongs and that he’s part of the family. If you’re stuck on how to go about finding the right […]

The Best Dog Treadmills

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Using a dog treadmill is a great way to exercise your dog when you can’t get out and about or in addition to outdoor walks. Dog treadmills aren’t an alternative to walks, since your dog needs the mental stimulation that comes from seeing the outside world and sniffing all the neighborhood scents, but they’re great […]

Let’s Be the Best Pet Parents We Can: Looking to Future Proof Costs

As the pandemic has clearly shown us, we all need human contact and relationships. Loneliness can be crushing – but what do you do if you’re alone? If you’re like many people, you may have turned to getting a pet as companionship. In fact, it was such a prevalent trend, that during the pandemic, there […]

Is It Cruel to Keep a Dog Outside?

Beagle lying in the grass

It is natural for dogs to be outside, and most dogs love the outdoors. There are several reasons that some dog owners might want to keep a dog outside. Perhaps they want a guard dog or have a dog with behavioral issues. But is it cruel to keep a dog outside for extended periods of […]

How Cold is Too Cold for a Dog to Sleep Outside?

How cold is too cold for a dog to sleep outside?

Dogs tend to be hardier than people when it comes to their temperature tolerances and in general, many dogs can tolerate colder temperatures than their owners. But just because your dog can tolerate a certain temperature, doesn’t mean they should. Dog owners should be well aware of their dog’s limits. Most dogs have a preference […]

How Do I Help My Dog Lose Weight?

How Do I Help My Dog Lose Weight?

The recent pandemic has found many pet owners working from home, spending more time with their pets, and that’s led to many asking “How do I help my dog lose weight?” Being more available to share food or to give a treat has resulted in many dogs gaining quite a bit of weight. If you […]

18+ Best Dog Breeds that are Built for the Outdoors

The Best Dog Breeds Built for the Outdoors

With so many different dog breeds around the world, it is pretty easy to find a canine companion that is the perfect fit for your lifestyle and climate. Whether you are looking for a running partner, working farm dog, trail companion, hunting hound, sled dog, sport dog, or just want an energetic pup to hang […]

Do Cats Get Cold? Signs Your Cat is Cold and How to Keep Them Warm

Do Cats Get Cold? Signs Your Cat is cold, and How to Keep Them Warm

As the leaves turn colors and fall from the trees, you’re probably pulling out your fleece blankets, hot tea, and wool sweaters in an effort to stay warm. With their furry coats, it may never have occurred to you that your cat is cold, as well. Whether indoors or out, cats do get cold, fortunately […]

12 Signs Your Dog is Overheated (and How to Help)

Dog panting outdoors in the sun

Like people, dogs can become overheated if they’re exposed to hot temperatures for a long period of time. Heat-related illnesses can be serious in dogs, leading to organ damage, seizures, GI problems, abnormal heart rhythms, and even death. That’s why it’s important for pet parents to know how to identify the signs your dog is […]