Dog Health

When it comes to dog health, there’s nothing more important to a pet owner. Because we’re pet parents too, we know how bad or hopeless you can feel when your dog is sick. All you want to do is make sure your pooch gets better and live the healthiest and happiest life possible by your side. PetGuide.com covers subjects such as supplements, vitamins, food and exercise and how all of these things relate to the overall health of your pet.

Our Dog Health section is a fantastic research tool for new or experienced pet owners. Our informative articles cover common (and not-too-common) canine illnesses. Is it tick or flea season? How do you brush your dog’s teeth? We talk about what breeds are affected by certain conditions or diseases, what symptoms to watch for, and treatments you can do at home… or if you need to get to your veterinarian ASAP!

Not only do we talk about what could be making your dog sick, but also how to maintain a healthy lifestyle with your furry BFF. If you want to watch what you’re putting in your dog’s bowl, check out our Food section for helpful tips, feeding instructions, dog food news, and different types of dog diets. Or if you’d rather cook everything from scratch, head over to our Recipes section, where we offer step-by-step instructions and pictures on how to make dog food and treats yourself. Don’t worry if you’re not a chef – these dog treat and food recipes are easy to make, and have been tested by PetGuide.com’s official test tasters!

Take charge of your dog’s health. PetGuide.com’s comprehensive dog health features take a close look at dog health products, controversial treatments, and get answers from veterinarians and experts to ensure we cover all of your dog health questions and concerns.

Check Out Our Frozen Pumpkin Bone-ah-PetTreat Recipe

So hot, they're cool! In our latest Bone-ah-PetTreat video, we'll show you how to make Frozen Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipe - in about a minute.

The Great Pumpkin Dog Treats Recipe

Did you know that pumpkin is awesome for a dog's digestive system? The Great Pumpkin Dog Treats Recipe is a healthy treat that you can make at home.

Amazon Introduces Wag, a New Dog Food Available to Prime Subscribers

Mega-retailer Amazon has joined the profitable pet product industry with the introduction of its own brand of pet products, a new division called Wag.

Top 10 Foods That Are Bad For Dogs

There are foods that can be deadly or cause illness when eaten by your dog. Here are our top 10 foods that are bad for dogs you'll find around your home.

Common Diseases Spread by Fleas and Ticks

When these pests leave their mark on your pet, it may Lyme disease, rabbit fever... even the plague! We've got fleas and ticks to thank for spreading them.

How To Use a Dog Food Calculator

Did you know that you can calculate the amount of calories your dog eats per meal? Regulate your dog's caloric intake carefully with a dog food calculator.

8 Tips To Improve Your Dog’s Dental Health

Dogs deserve pearly white teeth, so make sure they have a healthy smile You want to keep your dog smiling… and proper dental care is an important fact…

Lucky’s MMMMeaty Homemade Dog Stew Recipe

We welcome recipe submissions from our readers and are pleased to share this dog stew recipe from Sherry Faubus: Luckys MMMMeaty Homemade Dog Stew Recipe

Best Dog Food for Sensitive Stomachs

Dog food for sensitive stomachs is specially formulated to prevent symptoms of gastrointestinal upset such as vomiting, diarrhea, or flatulence.

Molasses and Pumpkin Dog Treats Recipe

When Oscar has tummy troubles, a little pumpkin puree goes a long way. When I found a Molasses and Pumpkin Dog Treats Recipe, I had to put it to the test.

What You Need to Know About Sensitivity to Anesthesia in Dogs

When dogs go in for surgery, many will have to be put under using anesthesia. But not all dogs handle anesthesia the same - here's what you need to know.

Cynophobia: Why Are Some People Afraid of Dogs?

Fear of dogs is common. Cynophobia - the fear of dogs - can be overwhelming, and can affect the quality of a person's life.

Best Dog Anxiety Medications

For dogs suffering from severe anxiety, dog anxiety medications can be the only thing that ensures they can have a normal, tail wag-inspiring life.

What A Treat: Choosing The Best Dog Treats

Your dog deserves a treat now and then. But how do you pick the best dog treats for your pooch? Let's go over what to look for and when to give them.

Dry Vs. Wet Dog Foods: Which Is The Right Choice? Part 1

As pet parents, it’s important to get all the information we can about we should be feeding our dogs. After looking at all the dog food available on th…

Dry Vs. Wet Dog Foods: Which Is The Right Choice? Part 2

Are you thinking about feeding your dog wet food? In the second part of her series, Sabine Contreras, Canine Care and Nutrition Consultant, takes a look at t…

Is Your Anxiety Contagious to Your Dog?

Feeling anxious? There's a possibility that your dog is feeling it, too. Here's how to tell if your dog is feeling anxious and what you can do about it.

Oh Baby! Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Dog Treat Recipe

This recipe hack has made my life easier, while keeping all the health and flavor in these homemade dog cookies! I often eat sweet potato because of the tast…

YaDoggie Promises Pet Wellness With Smart Scoop Technology

YaDoggie is a new food and treat company out of Santa Cruz, California, that promises to put pet wellness first and offers cool predictive shipping!

Experts Share Lyme Forecast Maps To Help Prevent Disease

The warm winter has led to heavy parasitic infection forecasts for pets. Researchers released a forecasting map that predicts risk for Lyme disease in dogs.

What is Ataxia in Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

A sensory dysfunction that causes a loss of balance, ataxia in dogs can be the sign of a serious problem. Here's what you need to know about the condition.

Top 5 Recipes of Summer 2015

We blinked and it was over. Did the summer get away from you, too? If it did, you may have missed these easy and awesome summer-inspired dog treat recipes!

Does My Dog Have Seasonal Allergies?

People often suffer from seasonal allergies, but did you know that they can affect dogs as well? Here’s what to watch out for. Sneezing, itchy, watery…

Nestle Opens $220 Million Pet Food Factory In Mexico

What are your thoughts? New pet food plant in Mexico means more jobs, but how will this sit with North American pet parents, and will it affect the brand?

My Dog Has Fat Lumps - Do They Mean My Pet is Overweight?

A fat lump is actually called a lipoma and it’s not uncommon to find one or more in dogs (or humans, for that matter)

Adjust Your Attitude About The Benefits Of Dog Chiropractic Care

The fact of the matter is that dog chiropractic care can be beneficial for a wide range of problems - it may even help to prevent joint degeneration.

Researchers Discover Biomarker Test For Degenerative Myelopathy in Dog

Researchers from the University of Missouri believe a test that helps diagnose ALS in humans can also be used for diagnosing canine cases of DM.

Prosthetics Have Gone To The Dogs!

Animal rehabilitation specialists are turning to prosthetics for dogs with injuries and/or amputations, enriching the quality of these pets' lives.

10 Signs Your Dog is From a Puppy Mill

Puppies from puppy mills often come with a host of health problems. By knowing what to look for in puppy mill puppies, you can help stop their sale.

Cheesy Tuna Dog Treat Recipe

These treats are like a homemade tuna casserole for your dog... only in smaller size and utensils aren't necessary!

5 Tip-Top Health Tips For Senior Dogs

Older dogs come with their own set of unique issues that require preventive measures to ensure your dog continues to enjoy a happy life. He’s not the y…

Christmas Cheese Dog Treat Recipe

Oh Christmas Cheese, Oh Christmas Cheese, how yummy in our tummies! I don’t know about your dog, but Oscar is a huge fan of cheese. With all of the che…

Unleash The Hero In Your Dog By Donating Canine Blood

Did you know that your dog can donate blood? It’s true! Here’s why letting your dog donate blood can save the lives of countless pets. Its summer…

K-9 Kraving Dog Food Announces Voluntary Recall Of Chicken Patties Dog

K-9 Kraving Dog Food has recalled its Chicken Patties Dog Food because this product may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.

What The Heck Are Dog Eye Boogers?

They're gross and you've probably had to clean them from your dog's peepers at some point. But what exactly are dog eye boogers and should you be concerned?

What Are the 6 Most Common Illnesses in Dogs?

At any age, dogs can suffer from canine ailments. Here are the six most common illnesses in dogs and what symptoms to look out for.

Why Bad Dog Breath Is A Big Problem

What have you been eating? If your dog's breath smells like a dump (garbage or otherwise), there may be some health issues causing it.

Do Dogs Have Belly Buttons?

Is it an innie or an outie? No, we're not talking about you - we're talking about your dog! Have you ever noticed if your dog has a belly button?

What Does “Human Grade” Mean When It Comes to Dog Food?

New dog food formulas make it onto store shelves every week. Be a food-savvy pet parent and learn the lingo when it comes to human grade ingredients.

The Superdog Guide To Flyball

If your dog loves to fetch and run, and you are looking for a fun and challenging activity to engage him in, consider training your super pooch for flyball.

Here’s To Your Health Dog Treat Recipe

We wanted to give you a recipe thats both nutritious and delicious. And we think our Heres To Your Health Dog Treat Recipe fits the bill on both accounts.

What is Ventral Comedo Syndrome in Dogs?

A disease that only affects Schnauzers, ventral comedo syndrome or Schnauzer comedo syndrome, can be a real irritation for dogs.

Leftover Turkey Dog Treat Recipe

Don't throw out those holiday turkey leftovers - turn them into dog treats! Our Leftover Turkey Dog Treat Recipe will be gobbled up by your pooch.

Butternut Squash Soup Recipe for Dogs

A bounty of autumn goodness, our Butternut Squash Soup Recipe for Dogs is ideal as a starter or a mixer. Serve it warm or cold!

Berry Wholesome Dog Treat Recipe

A bounty of berries in every bite of this dog treat recipe! This warm weather is berry beautiful! Gone is the brown grass and barren trees, and in its place…

Do Dogs Feel Empathy?

At times, there are moments when you think that your dog knows exactly how you feel. But are dogs really capable of feeling empathy?

Doggie Depression: Understanding Depression in Dogs

Despite their happy-go-lucky temperament, depression in dogs is a recognized medical issue. Here's what to look for if your pooch has doggie depression.

Frozen Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipe

Is the heat starting to wear your panting pooch down? Beat the heat! Pumpkin and banana blend perfectly in the coolest DIY frozen dog treat of the season.

Expert Advice: Supplements and Diet For Senior Dogs

Older dogs have specialized dietary needs. Sabine Contreras, Canine Care and Nutrition Consultant, knows just what to serve up to your senior dog to ensure h…

Peanut Butter And Strawberry Jam Dog Treat Recipe

Peanut butter and jelly - that's what your dog wants in his belly. Try our take on the iconic lunchtime sandwich!

Strawberry Banana Dog Treat Recipe

Want to make your dog berry happy? Bake up a batch of Strawberry Banana Dog Treats!

What Are the Benefits of a Limited Ingredient Diet?

Have you ever heard of a Limited Ingredient Diet for dogs? Dinnertime goes back to basics to help pets with food sensitivities.

Quinoa Grain-Free Dog Treat Recipes

I love quinoa - it's grain and gluten free and it's high in protein. It really was a no-brainer to use it in my Quinoa Grain-Free Dog Treat Recipe.

Should Your Dog Be Eating Lectins?

You closely monitor what your dog eats. But what are lectins and should your dog be eating them? Let's talk about what you should do.

It’s All Greek Yogurt To Me Dog Treat Recipe

One of my favorite snacks is Greek yogurt. Smooth, creamy and rich, Greek yogurt is a taste of the Mediterranean you can enjoy in the middle of the day.

OC Raw Dog Recalls Turkey & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation

OC Raw Dog of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA is voluntarily recalling 2055 lbs. of Turkey & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation, because it has the potential t…

Ending Pet Obesity: How You Can Help

Keeping your pet fit and at an optimal weight is essential for their overall wellbeing. Here's what you can do to combat pet obesity.

Top 10 Best Dogs For Allergy Sufferers

What dogs won't make you sneeze? Learn the basics about hypoallergenic dog breeds and our recommendations for the top 5 best dogs for allergy sufferers.

Bow Wow! Beef Dog Stew Recipe

You gotta love a beef stew that has everything that’s good for your dog built in. There’s meat for protein, vegetables for vitamins, and gravy fo…

How to Quickly Cool Your Dog Down

Like every other mammal, dogs can overheat. When your dog heats up, you need to act quickly to cool him down. Don’t panic, here’s how to do it