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.

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…

99 Lives Project Uses Cat Genome Sequencing To Shed Light On Human Dis

University of Missouri researchers believe that the genetic makeup of cats may help identify new treatments for humans suffering from allergies, asthma, diab…

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.

8 Tips On How To Prepare For Your First Skijoring Race

And they’re off! Our resident skijoring expert Kevin Roberts sounds off on what you need to know about races before you cross the finish line. It&rsquo…

Orange Cranberry Dog Treat Recipe

Orange you glad that we added a citrus zing to our latest recipe offering? With a Vitamin C boost, these cookies are a little bit of sunshine in every bite!

How to Transition Your Pet to New Pet Food

Transitioning your pet to new pet food doesn't have to be stressful - check out our step-by-step process of switching your pet to a new food.

Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Treat Recipe

What do you do with bananas that are about to turn to the dark side? My latest brown banana went into this Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Treat Recipe.

Mountain Boarding With Dogs: Off-Roading Adventures Powered By Pooches

Kevin Roberts finally gets his feet on a mountain board – and suffers a hard break. Here’s what he learned from his spills and thrills, and what…

Frozen Applesauce Dog Treat Recipe

An apple a day keeps the heat at bay! Here's a frozen treat using applesauce that keeps your dog cool and only takes minutes to prepare in the blender.

Plant-Based High-Protein Dog Foods: Busting The Myth

It’s common knowledge. Dogs, like their ancestors, dig meat. Ask any dog, and they’ll tell you with their drooling. But do they need meat? Let&rs…

Apple Banana Fresh Breath Dog Treat Recipe

Man, something smells ripe! Adding mint and parsley to this dog treat recipe helps keep your dog's breath smelling fresh!

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.

Flea And Tick Control: Fact Or Myth?

True or false? When it comes to flea and tick information, lucky guesses just won't cut it. Get the facts on how to control these pests.

Licks Liquid Vitamins Will Get Your Dog’s Tongue Wagging

A delicious treat that’s good for your dog At the recent Global Pet Expo, we got to meet the fine folks from Licks, a new liquid vitamin product that&r…

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…

How to Find the Right Urban Mushing Instructor

Kevin Roberts doesn't just walk the walk - he also teaches what he preaches! This accomplished urban mushing pro offers tips on finding a good trainer.

Cool Tips to Beat the Heat on Summer Hikes With Your Dog

Summer is fleeting, which is why you want to make the most of it with your dog. If you're hiking, keep these tips in mind to keep your dog safe.

How to Read Your Dog’s Vital Signs

When your dog is in medical distress, you need to know how to read his vital signs. We explain what to check and how to do it. Regardless of age, breed or he…

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.

New Findings Reveal CBD Oil Could Help Epileptic Dogs

The results are impressive: about 90 percent of the epileptic dogs that were given the CBD oil as part of the study had fewer seizures as a result.

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.

Bacon and Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipe

The Bacon & Pumpkin Dog Treat has a lot of sizzle. With pumpkin puree and peanut butter thrown into the mix, it's a 5-course breakfast packed into a treat.

SuperZoo 2018: Electric Ultrasound Toothbrush For Dogs Keeps Dentist A

Mira-Pet's electric Ultrasound Toothbrush System for dogs removes bacteria and tartar from a dog's teeth with silence and ease.

What to Expect With a Veterinary Teeth Cleaning

Dogs need to have their teeth cleaned. If you don't take care of doggie dental needs at home, your pooch will need to go in for a veterinary teeth cleaning.

Pros and Cons of Pet Dental Care Products

Not all dogs are keen on having their teeth brushed. In between vet appointments, try these dental care products that help your dog's mouth stay clean.

Do You Know the Right Vaccination Schedule for Your New Pet?

Following a vaccination schedule for your pet is the best way to ensure he lives a long and healthy life. Here's the timeline you should follow.

Best Dog Anxiety Vests

Dog anxiety vests can relax your pet in triggering situations by relying on the soothing power of applied pressure. Read on to learn more!

7 Doggy Dangerous (and Surprising) Things That Contain Xylitol

When ingested, Xylitol can be deadly for dogs. But did you know that these common household items contain this toxic chemical?

Autism in Dogs: Myth or Reason for Concern?

It's no secret that we share a lot of similarities with our four-legged best friends. But what about mental illnesses? Can dogs have autism?

Gingerbread Dog Treat Recipe

We’ve checked our list twice and found out we had a lot of dogs to buy for this Christmas. That’s why we whipped up a couple batches of these Gin…

Add Canicross to Your Cross Training Routine for Perfect Performance

In canine sports, you and your dog work together to reach and exceed expectations. If you're stuck in a rut, canicross is the next step in your workout.

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.

Gluten Allergies And Intolerance In Dogs

Does your dog need to go wheat free or is it a passing fad? Here's what you need to know about gluten allergies and intolerance in dogs.

What Can I Give My Dog for Pain?

We hate to see our dogs in pain. To help relieve the pain, here's what you can give your pooch to ease the suffering.

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…

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.

Hill’s Science Diet and Prescription Diet Foods Recalled Due To Exce

A dog food you’ve probably seen every time you visit your veterinarian has been recalled because of the possibility of excess Vitamin D, so check the r…

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.

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.

Dog Snorting: Why It Happens and What to Do About It

It's kind of cute when a dog snorts and sneezes. Some breeds can't help but snort or sneeze often. Here's what you should know about dog snorting.

How To Treat Flea Bites On Dogs

Save your pet from the suffering of a severe infestation. Take a bite out of pesky flea problems, as we go over ways to treat flea bites on dogs.

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?

Barking Bacon and Apple Dog Treat Recipe

I love bacon. And you know who else loves bacon? Oscar! And chances are, your dog is a big fan, too. Our Barking Bacon and Apple Dog Treat Recipe not only ga…

Research Suggests Better Survival Rates for Dogs With Bloat

Gastric dilation and volvulus, or bloat, can be deadly to dogs, but recent research is showing that it's not as much the death sentence as it was once.

What You Need Know About Flea and Tick Medication

Fleas and ticks are waking up from their winter sleep and are hungry. Before you apply a topical solution, read up on how flea and tick medication works.

Can a Dog Get Sunburn?

Who doesn't like to lie out in the sun and catch some rays. But can a dog get sunburn? Here's what you should know about the dangers.

6 Jolly Ways Exercise Will Help You Survive The Holi-Dogs

Merry Skijormas! Kevin Roberts serves up a few bright tips on how to make the most of the holidays – especially when active dogs are part of your festi…

How to Clean Your Dog’s Teeth Naturally

It's important to keep your dog's teeth pearly white. And if you'd like to keep them clean the natural way, we have a few suggestions for you to try.

Inception Dog Food Review: Great Nutrition At A Great Price

Pups with discernable palates are going to fall in love with Inception’s limited-ingredient food that features 70% animal protein. When it comes to fin…

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…

6 Best Pet Releaf Products For Your Pets

Pet Releaf products are amazing–they activate our pets’ Endocannabinoid Systems and lets our pets’ brains get full body relief wherever they need it. That’s important. That’s vital. They deserve and demand our attention. Here are the six best Pet Releaf Products you’ll want to know about for your pets. These could all dramatically improve your pet’s life.

Whole Foods Market Launches Whole Paws Line Of Premium Pet Food

Natural grocery chain the latest to offer its own line of dogs and cat food What promises to be the latest trend in pet food, Whole Foods Market has jumped o…

Pet Owners Turn To Medical Marijuana To Treat Their Pets

More American states are legalizing medicinal marijuana, and more pet owners are now treating their pets with cannabis-based medicines to relieve symptoms.

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!

5 Serious Illnesses Caused by Canine Dental Disease

You don't just keep your dog's teeth to keep them pearly white. Here are five serious illnesses caused by canine dental disease.

Pineapple Coconut Dog Macaroon Recipe

It's time to get tropical with some flavors from paradise! Pineapple and coconut come together in a topical delight that's just for dogs.

What Is Giardia In Dogs?

Does your dog have a belly ache? The cause may be from an intestinal infection called Giardia. Learn more about the parasite behind giardia in dogs.

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.

Pumpkin and Banana Dog Treat Recipe

Trick or treat! Smell my feet, give me something good to eat... like this Pumpkin and Banana Dog Treat. Perfect for doggy Halloween parties!

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…