Dogs

Alaskan Klee Kai trotting on grass
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Alaskan Klee Kai: Pet Profile

The Alaskan Klee Kai might look like a miniature Siberian Husky, but it’s actually a separate breed. An intelligent, active breed that’s on the smaller side, the Alaskan Klee Kai is an excellent companion and family pet. Like many breeds, Alaskan Klee Kais have unique needs and health problems. As a smaller breed, the Klee Kai has some of the same health problems as the Dachshund and other small breeds. Klee Kais like to spend a lot of time around their owners, and they’re typically great with kids. If you’re considering adding an Alaskan Klee Kai to your family, here’s...

Dog with skin rashes on chest being held by owner
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Lupus in Dogs (Symptoms, Causes & Treatment)

Lupus isn't just a human ailment — our four-legged friends can suffer from it, too. As a pet parent, the word "lupus" might sound unfamiliar, or perhaps you've only heard it in human health contexts. However, just as in humans, lupus in dogs is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the body's own tissues, leading to health issues.  If you've noticed unusual signs in your dog or simply want to be informed about potential health issues, understanding lupus can be a crucial step in ensuring your pet's well-being. Keep reading to learn more about lupus in dogs...

Dalmatian wearing dog tag with name “Nik”
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What To Put On Dog Tag

Dog tags may seem like a simple pet accessory, but they play a crucial role in the safety and well-being of your dog. These tags are not just for style — they serve as a form of identification, ensuring that your dog can be quickly reunited with you if they ever get lost.  But knowing what info to put on a dog tag is just as important as the tag itself. Whether you have a curious puppy or a seasoned senior, understanding what to put on a dog tag can make all the difference in ensuring your pet's safety and...

Plate of tofu stir fry in foreground; blurred image of owner holding her dog in background
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Can Dogs Eat Tofu?

If you've ever wondered whether tofu is a safe addition to your dog's diet, the answer is yes, with a few essential caveats. Tofu, a plant-based protein source, can be shared with our canine companions in moderation. It's non-toxic. However, while it contains some nutrients that might be beneficial for dogs, tofu is not a necessary part of their diet. [1]  Your dog's diet should already contain all the essential nutrients they need to live a happy, healthy life. Can dogs eat tofu? Yes, but should they? Keep reading to learn more about feeding your dog tofu.  Can Dogs Eat...

Dog on table at animal hospital getting heart and lungs checked using a stethoscope by vet
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Portosystemic Shunt in Dogs (Symptoms, Causes & Treatment)

Portosystemic Shunt in Dogs (Symptoms, Causes & Treatment) A portosystemic shunt is a lesser-known condition that, despite its relative obscurity, can have profound implications for your canine companion. As pet parents, we all want the best for our dogs, and knowledge is power. Awareness of this condition can aid in early detection and make a significant difference in your furry friend's outcome.  Portosystemic shunting in dogs, also known as a liver shunt, is a condition in which the blood bypasses the liver. But how dangerous is it? Keep reading to learn more about portosystemic shunt in dogs to understand its...

Husky next to pile of fur sitting next to slicker brush
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What is a Slicker Brush?

Read this to learn about slicker brushes in dog grooming, how and when to use them, and more.
Puppy gnawing at a pumpkin stem
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Can Dogs Eat Squash?

Find out if dogs can eat squash, which varieties are safe, and how to feed squash safely.
Man and woman covering their noses; sitting next to three dogs in their living room
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Why Does My Dog Smell Like Fish?

Read this to learn the common cause of your dog smelling like fish.
Dog limping while walking in grass
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Luxating Patellas: Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

Read this to learn about patellar luxation in dogs, its symptoms, causes, and treatment options.
Dog coming to owner, running down a hiking trail
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How to Teach a Dog its Name (5 Steps)

Read this to learn how to teach a dog its name in five strategic steps.
Dog looking at spider on a spider web
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Spider Bite on Dog (Symptoms & Treatment)

Read this to learn about spider bites on dogs and what to do if you notice spider bite symptoms.
Closeup profile of an adult Doberman
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Doberman: Pet Profile

 Read this to learn about the Doberman breed, its origins, characteristics, and care needs.