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.

Top 10 Recipes of 2017

2017 was a year full of all kinds of everything, but some of our favorite things were awesome recipes for our pets. Here are our top 10 recipes from 2017!

What Information Does Your Dog’s New Veterinarian Need?

If you want to make sure your first trip to a new vet goes smoothly, you'll need to update the doc on all your dog's vital stats and background.

Can Dogs Eat Popcorn?

It’s your favorite movie-time snack. But when you’re curled up on the couch with your furry BFF, can you share popcorn with your pooch? You&rsquo…

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

Ding Dong! Delicious Doggie Dinner is Now Delivered to Your Door

Just about anything you can imagine is delivered to your house. Spot & Tango offers excellent nutritional meals that are delivered directly to your door.

Best Eye Drops for Dogs

Read on to find out our selection of the 10 best eye drops for dogs. Each one has a unique formula that works like a charm - say goodbye to eye problems!

How to Protect Your Dog From Fleas and Ticks

Flea and tick season is here - so how do your protect your dog from these nasty pests?

How Snuffle Mats Can Function as Slow Feeders

Is your dog a fast eater? That can be dangerous! Here's how using a snuffle mat during dinner time can help your dog chow down slowly.

What You Need to Know About Proper Canine Nutrition

In order to live a happy, healthy life, dogs need a balanced diet. Learn what key nutrients need to go into your dog's daily meals.

Best Music for Anxious Dogs

Music soothes the savage beast... and also the anxious one. If your dog is anxious, playing music may help calm him down.

Common Periodontal Disease In Dogs

Dog dental health: Pet parents need to know the basics about common periodontal disease in dogs including their causes, symptoms, and treatment options.

Winter Training Tips: Getting Started In Skijoring

Skijoring is a team sport. You and your dog work together to get around a trail, tour the back country or glide across the snow on your local golf course.

How To Start Running With Your Dog

Pound the pavement with encouragement from a furry jogging partner - running with your dog is a wonderful way to keep the both of you in good health.

Cody’s Blend Homemade Dog Food Recipe

Cody's Blend Homemade Dog Food Recipe combines plenty of healthy ingredients: ground turkey, lentils, peas, carrots and split peas. Easy and delicious!

Making a Case For Dietary Zinc in Your Dog’s Diet

You need to put the right amount of vitamins and minerals into your dog's diet. That's why knowing how much dietary zinc your dog is getting important.

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.

Gluten-Free Healthy Hearts Dog Treat Recipe

Happy Valentine's Day! Your heart dog will love these healthy dog treats that are packed with ingredients that boast antioxidant super powers!

7 Types of Cancer in Dogs

There's more than one type of cancer that can affect your dog. Let's talk about the seven most common types of cancer that a dog can suffer from.

Who Cut The Cheese Dog Treat Recipe

Who Cut The Cheese Dog Treat Recipe - a cheesy dog treat recipe that's made will all-natural ingredients. Plus, they are fun and easy to make. A must try!

My Dog Has Skin Tags – Is He Alright?

The truth is, skin tags are normal for dogs and they'll get any number of them throughout the course of their life.

FDA Alert: Pet Foods and Treats May Contain Hormones That Trigger Hype

The FDA warns that pet food and treats made with livestock gullets have the potential to contain thyroid tissue and thyroid hormones.

Wheelchairs For Dogs: How To Know If Your Dog Needs One

Your pet can gain their mobility back with a wheelchair for dogs- here are the cases that require the help of mobility aid for a better quality of life.

Canada Day Dog Smoothie Recipe

Celebrate Canada Day with this dog smoothie. It's better than hockey, a herd of moose, and a studdly prime minister with amazing hair all rolled into one!

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.

Can Stress Cause Health Issues in Dogs?

It is important to differentiate a small potentially stressful situation from severe and repeated major stress. Neither is good, but the latter can be a major health hazard.

Heartworm Treatment: What Are Your Options?

By the time you see symptoms of this dangerous disease, it's may be too late. Don't procrastinate - get the 411 on heartworm treatment for your dog.

Go Bananas and Honey Dog Biscuit Recipe

We like how our Go Bananas and Honey Dog Biscuit Recipe only features a few key ingredients, because sometimes less really is more. Super easy to make!

Why is My Dog Vomiting White Foam?

The reasons for white foam vomiting can be many, and the cause might not be clear to you immediately. What’s even more frustrating, there are several possible causes for this occurrence.

7 Cool Facts About the Iditarod Race

White-outs and sub-zero temps won't stop the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race! If you're following the race, here are a few cool facts about the annual event.

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.

What is a Holistic Veterinarian?

Illness in pets can sometimes be linked to both physical and mental causes - a holistic veterinarian looks at both in order to determine treatment.

How to Read Your Dog’s Poop

It's not on any best-seller list, but reading your dog's poop can help determine his health. Here's how to read your dog's poop and understand what it's saying.

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.

Can I Give My Dog Advil?

You may be tempted to give your dog over-the-counter medication. If you've ever wondered, can I give my dog Advil, here's what you need to know.

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…

Reverse Zoonosis: Can You Make Your Dog Sick?

You share almost everything with your dog - but can you get him sick? This is reverse zoonosis, and there's a risk you can pass something to an animal.

Best Affordable Dog Food

Great dog food needs to have all the important nutrients to meet your pet’s dietary needs. But that does not necessarily mean that it should be overpriced! Here are our top 10 best affordable dog food options on the market.

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.

Tick Talk: Do All-Natural DIY Tick Repellents Really Work?

We’ve all heard the claims – there are all-natural essential oils that keep ticks off of dogs. But have you ever seen them work? Kevin Roberts takes it upon…

Best Dog Food for French Bulldogs

To make your job easier, we’ve rounded up the best dog food for French Bulldogs on the market, from yummy kibble to hypoallergenic formulas to savory wet foods.

2-Ingredient Blueberry Pupsicle Dog Treat Recipe

Summer is the time for vacations - and you need a break from the kitchen. With this 2-Ingredient Blueberry Pupsicle Dog Treat Recipe, just mix and freeze!

Is There A Difference Between Natural Vs Organic Dog Food?

Aren’t they the same thing? Nope – here’s how to make the choice between Natural or Organic dog food When it comes to choosing a food for y…

Gee, Your Fur Smells Terrific Dog Shampoo Recipe

We found a wonders dog shampoo recipe that will have your pooch smelling her best and will leave her fur touchable soft. Easy and cheap to make!

Can Dogs Drink Dairy-Free Milk Alternatives?

Did you know that dogs can be lactose intolerant? It's true, so if you're looking for dairy-free alternatives, be sure to read this article.

More Dog Food Recalls Due To Listeria and Salmonella

Another group of dog food recalls has gone out, warning dog parents about the potential for salmonella and listeria--is your dog's brand on the list?

The Benefits of Diatomaceous Earth for Dogs

A natural alternative for fleas, ticks and other pests and parasites, diatomaceous earth for dogs is a safe and chemical-free treatment for your pooch.

Food Allergies in Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

Food allergies are common in dogs. Do you think your dog is allergic to a certain food? We talk about what you should watch for and how to treat them.

Pet Hoarding: What is It and What Causes It?

Compulsive animal hoarding (also known as Noah Syndrome) is being studied on various levels including sociological, psychological and veterinary.

What You Should Know About Dog Dental Cleaning Costs

One of the most painful things about canine teeth exams has to be dog dental cleaning costs. Why are the prices so high and what goes into a teeth cleaning?

These Dog Foods Are Recalled Due to Potential Salmonella Contamination

Recently, owners had been shocked to find out that three brands of pet food were recalled - having tested positive for salmonella.

What is Canine Blastomycosis?

If you go out to the woods today, you may be in for a big surprise. Canine blastomycosis is a fungal infection your dog can pick up in the great outdoors.

Choose High-Quality Nutrition for Your Dog With Rachael Ray Nutrish

As pet parents, we’re always on the search for the perfect food for our canine companions. This includes choosing food that supports their nutritional needs and…

The Benefits of Dog Meditation

We're not talking about the "Downward Dog" position. Have you tried dog meditation - it not only relaxes you, but helps your dog focus and keep calm.

Up At The Cottage Cheese Chicken And Rice Dog Food Recipe

I love that spring is finally here. That means summer is right around the corner and it’ll soon be time to head up to the cottage for a little R&R. Chi…

Natura Pet Issues Voluntary Recall Over Salmonella Concerns

Natura Pet has issued a voluntary recall of its dry kibble due to possible Salmonella, including EVO, Innova, California Natural, and Healthwise dog foods.

Dog Music: Music to Soothe Your Pooch

What's the soundtrack to your dog's life? If your dog is anxious, there's benefits to playing music. Turn on the dog music and let your pooch chill out.

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?

Take A Hike: Adventures In Dog Hiking Part 2

The big day arrives – Oscar and I take our first steps toward becoming hikers It was a beautiful Saturday morning when Oscar and I made our way to hiki…

Canna-Pet Offers Relief to Pets Naturally With CBD-Based Treatments

Canna-Pets is a pioneer of cannabinoid nutrition for pets, and a godsend to pet parents looking to treat their pets naturally and effectively.

Parvo Outbreak Worries UK Puppy Parents

A spike in the number of Parvovirus cases seen in puppies across England has owners on alert for signs of the deadly disease. In the United Kingdom, the dead…