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Prevent Dog Bites

10 Safety Tips to Prevent Dog Bites

By Caryl Wolff

You may think you have the sweetest, best behaved dog in the world, but you cannot guarantee that your dog will never bite. Some dog bites happen when the dog is uncomfortable because someone is trying to take something away from him, make him do something he does not want to do, or making him feel afraid or threatened. Learn how to reduce the possibility that your dog will bite.

Prevent Dog Attacks

How to Protect Yourself & Prevent Dog Attacks

By Amy Shojai

All dogs bite. In fact, canine jaws can easily tear flesh and break bones. Don't be fooled by size, either. They may be tiny, but even Chihuahua-size pooches expertly use their choppers. And when they're big dogs, the damage can be severe. Learn these tips to prevent dog attacks and bites. That protects both your human family members, and the dog--because the pet that bites usually loses his home and his life.

signs of stress anxiety in dogs

10 Signs Your Dog Is Stressed

By Caryl Wolff

Do you know when your dog is happy or sad? How about when he's scared or nervous? We should pay close attention to signs of stress in our dogs because those can lead to unwanted, or aggressive, behaviors. Dogs generally give more subtle signs before aggression becomes full blown. Sometimes we may see all of these signs, but sometimes not - or they progress so quickly that we miss them. Look for these 10 signs to see if your dog is stressed or anxious.

What food is best for my pet?

How Can I Choose the Best Food for My Pet?

By Charlotte Higgins

Your pet is a part of your family. So, when it comes to choosing a food, you want the very best. But there are so many different options! How can you be sure to choose a high quality food? Here are a few key questions that any high quality pet food manufacturer should be able to answer.

dog spleen removal surgery

My Dog Needs a Spleen Removal! Is That Bad?

By Gretchen Statz

The spleen is an organ whose job is to filter the blood and remove old red blood cells. It is also plays a role in the immune system. This article discusses some of the common diseases in dogs that require removal of the spleen (splenectomy).

raw food pet diet

Raw Food Diets: What You Need to Know

By Charlotte Higgins

One of the hottest pet food topics in recent years is raw food diets. When it comes to the subject of raw diets, people have very strong opinions. They are either for them or against them. Both sides are very passionate. But when it comes to the health of your dog or cat, you don't want to take any chances. If you're thinking about feeding your pet a raw diet, you will need some facts, and you'll need to know the risks.

pet pain management

Recent Advances in Pain Management in Dogs

By David Haworth

Believe it or not, it wasn't very long ago that pain relievers for animals were discouraged. Even when I was in veterinary school 20 years ago, there were some faculty members who taught that relieving pain in our patients would encourage them to move too much and re-injure themselves. These professors weren't monsters; they were operating with the best intentions and teaching us the best medicine that they knew. Luckily for all of us, this field has changed dramatically for the better. Your pet now can enjoy the same level of pain control that you or I can.