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.

What Experts Say You Need To Know About COVID-19 And Your Dog

There's so much news out there about CoVid-19 and pets, and some of it seems conflicting. That's why we asked the expert - Dr. Jerry Klein, Chief Veterinary Officer of the American Kennel Club.

Top 5 Reasons To Go For An Autumn Hike With Your Dog

Avid outdoorsman Kevin Roberts doesn’t like to be shut indoors… especially at this time of the year. He and his pack take advantage of the milde…

Beautiful Blueberry and Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipe

Blueberries remind me of warmer weather – and I could sure go for some of that right now. But that’s not going to happen (unless I hop on a plane…

FDA Issues Update On Jerky Investigation, But No Answers As To Why It

The new numbers are in – but no definitive answer as to why dogs are getting sick after eating jerky imported from China. The U.S. Food and Drug Admini…

The Truth About Vegetarian Diets And Dogs

It’s true that certain veggies are great for dogs to eat… but can your dog live on a vegetarian diet? If you’re thinking of making a switc…

3 Tender Ways Pets Benefit Your Heart Health

Does your pet make your heart skip a beat? It's no secret that our pets make us feel happier, but did you know they actually help us to be heart happy, too?

Is The BARF Diet Really as Gross As It Sounds?

From a marketing standpoint, calling a diet the "BARF Diet" doesn't sound too appealing. But for some, it's the only diet they'll feed their dogs.

What is Alabama Rot?

A disease that first made an appearance in the 1980s, Alabama Rot can be fatal is not treated early. Keep an eye out for the symptoms to catch and treat it.

5 Nifty Tips for Dog Tick Removal

In the spring and summer months, repelling ticks is on top any pet parent's list. Here's what to do if you see a tick attached to your dog's skin.

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?

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.

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.

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.

5 Places to Regularly Check Your Dog for Ticks

Ticks sure are good at hiding on our dogs! That's why you need to know where to look for them... and we know where to flush them out.

The 411 On Colitis In Dogs

A disease that can be a serious pain in the behind, learn what you can do about Colitis in dogs. This condition affects the dog's colon, or large intestine.

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…

Toothy Trouble: Periodontal Disease in Dogs

Bad breath is the least of your worries when it comes to periodontal disease in dogs. Brush up on how to keep tooth and gum infections away from your dog.

Natural Health: Brewer’s Yeast Benefits For Dogs

Looking to add a natural supplement to your pooch’s diet? You’ll find Brewer’s yeast benefits for dogs may help sort out a few pesky health issues. We all want to make our dogs a little healthier. Here’s an easy way to do it!

How To Choose a Headlamp for Night Time Dog Mushing

Lots of things go bump in the night - but you don't want it to be you or your dogs! Longer nights mean lighting up the trails with the proper headlamps.

How Much Water Should My Pet Be Drinking Throughout the Day?

No matter what time of the year it is, your pet needs to drink a certain amount of water per day in order to say healthy.

Meloxicam for Dogs: Is It Safe?

As your dog ages, what can you do about joint problems? What about Meloxicam for dogs - can you give it to your arthritic canine?

Simethicone For Dogs: Uses, Dosage, & Side Effects

Does your dog have a lot of gas? If you can't stand the smell anymore, then maybe you should check of simethicone for dogs.

Tetanus in Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Although it's uncommon, there's still a chance that tetanus can affect your dog. Here's what you need to know about tetanus in dogs.

What is Holistic Dog Food?

You want to feed your dog the best dog food available, but there are so many types to choose from. Let's talk about holistic dog food and its benefits.

Dry Vs. Wet Dog Foods: Which Is The Right Choice? Part 3

In Part 3 of her series on Dry vs. Wet dog food, Sabine Contreras, Canine Care and Nutrition Consultant, goes over a few popular myths of feeding wet food, a…

What You Don’t Know About Addison’s Disease In Dogs

Were going to go over Addisons Disease in dogs, so you can better understand it and help your dog live a normal, active life.

5 Heartworm Facts You Need To Know

April is Heartworm Awareness Month, and we wanted to start it off with these interesting and important heartworm facts that all pet parents should know.

Seasonal Allergies Bring Scratches and Sniffles in Our Pets

Pets can react to seasonal allergies. Unusually warmer temperatures this season mean more allergic reactions, and experts offer professional suggestions.

What You Need to Know About Canine Disk Disease

Canine Disk Disease is a serious health issue that can affect a dog's movement and can cause a great deal of pain. Know the risks and the symptoms.

Frozen Candy Corn Dog Treat Recipe

Feel that chill? No, that’s not spooky vibes, it’s because of our Frozen Candy Corn Dog Treat Recipe! With all those trick or treaters coming to your door, yo…

Gearing Up With the Right Gear for Your Adventurous Dog

When it comes to gear for outdoor adventures with your pooch, here are a few things to keep in mind when shopping.

Why Feeding Your Dog Liver is Awesome

You may shy away from this organ meat, but liver is a doggy delicacy! Full of nutrients and protein, here's why you should serve your pooch more liver.

What is Megaesophagus in Dogs?

A long word with serious consequences - megaesophagus in dogs can cause problems when it comes to the intake of food and water.

Carob And Pumpkin Dog Cake Recipe

I feel really bad because I’m not going to Trick or Treat with Oscar for Halloween (I’ll be hanging with other pet bloggers at Barkworld). To mak…

DoorDash for Your Dog is Real and It’s Amazing

You can treat your pet to the finest of canine cuisine with DoorDash same-day delivery of Freshpet's home-cooked meals for dogs.

Banana Coconut Dog Treat Recipe

It's not just coconut oil that's good for dogs - coconut meat packs a healthy punch, too! Did you know that shredded coconut is a great source of fiber?

Effective Alternative Treatments For Dog Arthritis

Arthritis affects many adult dogs, as many as 1 in 5. For those looking for a non-traditional route, here are a few alternatives for treating dog arthritis.

Researchers at Virginia Tech May Have Hope For Brain Cancer Patients

As the United States mourns the death of beloved Senator John McCain, researchers at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech ar…

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…

Frozen Fruit and Lavender Bark for Dogs

Feeling hot and peckish? Break off a piece of this honey-sweetened frozen bark for your dog... and while you're at it, get a piece for yourself!

Do I Have A Fat Dog? How To Tell If Your Dog Is Overweight

Does my butt look big in this collar? Here are a few tips to deal with a fat dog. Dogs are known for being voracious eaters – no matter how well you fe…

Do You Lift a Leg When Your Dog is Stung by Jellyfish?

You've heard that when someone gets stung by a jellyfish, you pee on the wound. But what do you do when it happens to your dog?

Food Sensitivity Guide: Best Dog Food for Allergies

Dog food for allergies might be the only thing that can help a dog with food sensitivities stop scratching and licking his paws.

Kiwi Peach Frozen Dog Treat Recipe

A frozen fruit concoction of kiwi and peaches hits the spot on a hot day. Easy to make, these frozen, bite-sized treats are cool to eat and dogs love ‘em!

Can Dogs Get Pimples?

Does Spot has spots he shouldn't have? Dogs can get those annoying pimples, and while not a threat to his health, they can be irritating to his skin.

Canine Cannabis: Medical Marijuana for Dogs

The popularity of medical marijuana is crossing over into the world of pets. Supplements have been a life saver for many dogs - here's how it works.

GrandMoe’s Woof-Tacular Dog Treats Recipe

Oscar loves his GrandMoe (Thats my Mum, Maureen or Moe for short).One of the many ways she spoils him is with her special Woof-Tacular Dog Treats Recipe.

5 Benefits of Feeding Your Dog a Raw Diet

When you think that fresh is best, that belief makes it into every meal - even your dog's! Here are a few benefits of feeding your dog a raw diet.

J.M. Smucker Pet Food Recall for Euthanasia Drug Includes Gravy Train,

The FDA is alerting pet owners about potential pentobarbital contamination in certain canned dog foods manufactured by The J.M. Smucker Company.

What You Need To Know About Inflammatory Bowel Disease In Dogs

Painful and dangerous, Inflammatory Bowel Disease is a serious condition that can affect dogs. Know the signs and symptoms - it could save your dog's life.

Dogs Get A Kick Out Of Kicksledding

Uur resident expert on all sports that include dog pulling wants to introduce you to another cold weather activity you can do with your dogs - kicksledding.

I Can’t Afford My Dog’s Vet Bill! What Do I Do?

You're thankful that your dog was able to recover from a life-threatening illness... but the vet bill is huge. How are you going to fix this problem?

Is Diatomaceous Earth Better Than Glucosamine for Your Dog’s Joints?

Using Diatomaceous Earth as a supplement for your pet translates to better health. This inexpensive nutritional supplement boosts immunity and joint health.

6 Types of Urban Mushers You’ll Meet on the Trails

As a seasoned skijorer, Kevin Roberts has seen all kinds of people on the trails. You'll get a kick out of these sledding stereotypes!

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.

What is Hemangiosarcoma in Dogs?

There are different kinds of canine cancers - one of the most serious is Hemangiosarcoma in dogs. But what breeds does it affect and how can it be treated?

Benefits Of A Grain-Free Diet For Your Dog

Is a grain-free diet right for your dog? Here’s how to tell if you should go against the grain and make a switch. A grain-free diet for dogs is very mu…

What To Do For Dog Ear Infections

Does your dog have problems with his ears? Any pooch can be at risk for an ear infection. Here's what you can do for dog ear infections.

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 Cherry Eye In Dogs?

I spy with my little eye something that looks red and swollen! Let's go over some important facts about cherry eye in dogs and how to fix it.