Basset Hound
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Basset Hound: Pet Profile

Basset hounds are instantly recognizable, thanks to their endearingly droopy face, short legs, and floppy ears, which give them a permanently gloomy expression. This charming breed is a favorite among dog owners all over the world. Bred as hunting dogs, Basset hounds are often equally happy doing scent tracking activities as they are snuggling up on the couch for a nap. They often have a calm, even temperament and a friendly demeanor, making them an excellent pet for families in particular.1 Basset hounds are part of a group referred to as scent hounds; Bloodhounds are another example. Their short stature,...

Close up of Xolo with a yellow collar  holding hands with owner
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Xoloitzcuintli (Xolo): Pet Profile

Learn about the Xoloitzcuintli breed, including its personality traits, appearance, origin, and more.
Dog scratching themselves on the street
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Is There An Alternative To Apoquel For Dogs?

Read this to learn about Apoquel alternatives for dogs to treat their itchy skin.
Celebrate With Your Dog
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Gotcha Day: How To Celebrate With Your Dog

 Celebrate your dog's Gotcha Day with these exciting ideas.
Dog owner feeding her dog a treat with medicine in it
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Human Medicine For Dogs: What You Need to Know

Discover which human medicines a vet may advise your dog to take.
Close up view of a field of green foxtails
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Foxtails & Dogs: How To Protect Your Pet

Learn why foxtails are dangerous to dogs and what you can do to protect your furry friend.
Boxer sitting on couch
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Boxer: Pet Profile

Learn key facts and characteristics of the boxer dog breed, including health risks, physical attributes, and more.
Mixed-Breed Dog
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Are Mixed Breed Dogs Healthier Than Purebreds?

Learn about the health differences between mixed breed dogs and purebreds.
Worried Golden Retriever laying down due to elbow dysplasia
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Elbow Dysplasia In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatment options for elbow dysplasia in dogs.
Young Black girl sitting on skateboard while petting her yellow labrador retriever
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6 Reasons Why Kids Should Have Pets

Learn about the potential benefits pets can provide to children.
Dog sniffing grass to eat poop (coprophagia)
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Why Do Dogs Eat Poop?

Discover why dogs eat poop and what you can do about it.
Closeup of Yorkshire terrier with its toy in washing machine in background
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How To Clean Dog Toys (Plush, Rubber, Rope)

Knowing how to clean dog toys can help keep your pooch and family safe from harmful contaminants and bacteria. Unfortunately, your dog's toys carry bacteria and germs that can enter their mouths and spread infection to other dogs and people. Knowing how to clean dog toys safely allows your pup to enjoy their favorite toys without compromising their health. In this article, we'll discuss everything you need to know about how to clean dog toys — whether they're made from rubber, plastic, stuffing, or rope. Keep reading to learn how to clean your dog's toys to keep them happy and...