Dogs


The Good, the Bad, and the Truth About Designer Dogs

Designer dogs have exploded in popularity in recent years, with many considering them the ideal dog with only the best characteristics of both parents. While that is true to some extent, it’s important to fully understand the pros and cons of designer dogs before adding one to your family.


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Lab Tests on Dogs: Why They’re Important and What They Tell Your Veterinarian

When a dog is taken to their veterinarian because they’re not feeling well or acting out of character, the first course of action is a physical examination and lab work. Tests can include blood work, urinalysis, fecal test, or skin sample depending on what your veterinarian suspects is wrong from the physical exam. While no dog owner wants to subject their pet to any discomfort, lab tests can provide critical information that will help identify the issue and provide a course of action.


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Top 5 Valentine's Day Toxins!

Valentine's Day is a holiday meant to celebrate the love in your life! From a husband or wife to a best friend, furry or not, but some classic Valentine's Day treats can cause some serious harm to our four-legged valentines. Check out the list of the top 5 Valentine's Day toxins. 


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The Best Dog Breeds for Runners

If you're a runner, you know how important it is to have a good running buddy. But what are the best dog breeds for runners? Whether during a morning jog or evening sprint, having a furry friend to push you further is one of the best things about running with a dog. With the right motivation and positive reinforcement, even couch potatoes can turn into trailblazing speedsters in no time!


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Gray Muzzle Dogs: 5 Things to Know About Your Aging Pet

Dogs are often categorized as senior dogs by a combination of their breed and age, with small breeds considered "senior" at 10-11 years, medium-sized breeds at 8-10 years, and giant breeds at 5-6 years. Genetics and lifestyle are also significant factors in how fast a dog ages, with fit, healthy dogs adding years to their lives. The appearance of gray on a dog's face and muzzle is often the first reminder a dog owner will be caring for a senior dog soon.


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Living with a Tripod: 5 Things You Need to Know

Finding out that your dog needs to have a leg amputated can be a frightening experience. However, it is important to remember that three-legged dogs can lead healthy and fulfilling lives. Most dogs adjust very well to having only three legs with the right care and support. While there may be some physical limitations, such as difficulty jumping or running, many tripods are still able to participate in activities they enjoy and still live happy and active lives for years after their amputation.


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