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 to Do If Your Dog is Poisoned

Dog can get into trouble at any age - and that includes eating something they shouldn't. Here's what to do if your pet is poisoned.

The Buzz About How Mosquitoes Can Sabotage Your Dog’s Health

Mosquitoes are pests – not just to humans, but to dogs as well. But did your know that a bite from this insect can cause more than just an itchy annoya…

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.

DIY Dog Food: Up at the Cottage Cheese & Chicken Dog Food Recipe

You'll always see the bottom of the bowl after you make your dog this meal. Watch as I cook up the Up at The Cottage Cheese Chicken and Rice Dog Food.

5 Ways Probiotics Can Help Your Dog

You take probiotics to help your digestion - but did you know that your pooch could take them, too? Here are a few reasons to give your dog probiotics.

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.

Boo! Baby Beef Dog Treat Recipe

I love Halloween! The costumes, the candy, the haunted houses, the candy, the Halloween parties, the candy. I don’t know about you, but I dress Oscar u…

Best Glucosamine for Dogs

Glucosamine for dogs helps produce and repair cartilage which results in better mobility and healthier joints. Find out which supplements are the best ones!

What You Need To Know About Lymphoma In Dogs

The most common form of canine cancer, pet parents need to know about lymphoma in dogs, treatment options available and the survival rate of this disease.

Frozen Yogurt Dog Treats Recipe

The dog days of summer are upon us and our dogs are looking for ways to cool down. We've got the perfect solution - this Frozen Yogurt Dog Treats Recipe!

6 Types of Dogs You’ll Meet on the Hiking Trail

If you hike into the woods today, you'll meet trail dogs come in all shapes and sizes. Here's our list of all the dogs you are likely to meet on the trails.

The Deadly Consequences of Compassion Fatigue for Animal Care Workers

Have you ever heard of the term "Compassion Fatigue"? This emotional exhaustion threatens the mental health of many who work with animals.

Cranberry Peanut Butter Dog Treat Recipe

We love cranberries – there are so many benefits of this fruit for dogs. That’s one of the reasons why we love to make this Cranberry Peanut Butter Dog Treat Re…

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.

What is an Elimination Diet for Dogs?

The goal of an elimination diet is to identify which food (or foods) are triggering the adverse reaction in your pet.

Don’t Bug Out, But This Company Wants You To Feed Your Pet Insects

A Canadian company that produces raw food for pets now adds insect protein to their offer: now Fido can munch on bugs for dinner.

The ABCs On How To Extend Your Senior Dog’s Lifespan

There’s no reason why senior dogs can’t shine in their golden years – we’ve got some tips to extend and improve your pooch’s li…

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 Is Dog Folliculitis and How to Treat It?

Folliculitis in dogs is a disease which causes infection or inflammation of hair follicles. It is one of the more common skin diseases amongst dogs and is caused by bacteria, fungal infections, skin irritations, or parasites.

Recall Alert: Bravo Pet Foods Recalls Select Dog And Cat Food

Recall Alert: Bravo Pet Foods is recalling select lots of Bravo Chicken pet foods for dogs and cats due to concerns of possible Salmonella contamination.

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.

Follow Ingredients From Farm to Bag With New Open Farm Dog Food App

Thanks to Open Farm's new traceability app on its website, you'll know exactly what's in each bag and where the ingredients came from.

Gastrointestinal Obstructions in Dogs

If your dog eats something he shouldn't, it can cause a gastrointestinal obstruction. To prevent this from happening, here's what you need to know about the problem.

Can Dogs Eat Oranges?

The short answer to the question can dogs eat orange would be yes, but knowing how much to give is crucial. Read more to learn all about citrus and dogs!

Blue Ridge Beef Recalls Frozen Turkey With Bone Dog Food

Blue Ridge Beef is voluntarily recalling one of its frozen products due to the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Still No Answers as FDA Issues Update on Jerky Pet Treat Investigation

It's been almost 10 years since the investigation started, and there are no definitive answers as to why dogs are dying after eating imported jerky treats.

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…

Tips For Putting Your Dog On A Diet

Do you think that your pooch is fat? Are you thinking about putting your dog on a diet? Here's what you should know before cutting back the calories.

Why A Dog Nutritionist Is Much More Than A “Fido Foodie”

It turns out a balanced diet is more than just throwing a bunch of ingredients in a bowl. We talk to an expert about what it takes to be a dog nutritionist.

SuperZoo 2018: Mary’s Whole Pet Launches Farm-To-Table CBD Product L

SuperZoo is full of products that'll make natural-minded pet parents go gaga - like the new line from Mary's Nutritionals & Elite Botanicals.

What is Hypothyroidism in Dogs?

Let's talk facts. In this article you will learn the basics about what hypothyroidism in dogs is, how it affects dogs, and what can be done to treat it.

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.

Should You Be Adding Dog Supplements To Your Pooch’s Diet?

Dog supplements can provide your dog with essential nutrients he doesn't get enough of in his everyday diet.and can treat lingering health issues.

Cranberry and Yogurt Dog Treat Recipe

We’re going for the gut with this recipe – these Cranberry and Yogurt Dog Treats pack a probiotic punch!

How Can I Tell If My Dog Has a Fever?

Read on as we go through the basics of dog fever and just how to tell if your pet needs your help

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.

Loving Pets Issues Limited Recall of Dog Treats Due to Possible Salmon

Loving Pets of Cranbury, NJ is voluntarily recalling a limited number of dog treats because of the potential Salmonella contamination.

Tips for Making Homemade Dog Treats

Bake up some happy tails with these homemade dog treat tips and recipes Whether you are training your dog or simply want to give him something special once i…

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.

Dogs and Chocolate: Why The Two Don’t Mix

Death by Chocolate isn't the name of a dessert - it's a reality for canines. Here's why dogs and chocolate don't mix and what to do if your pup eats it.

Do You Know the Best Snow for Skijoring?

It's snowing - so it's time to skijor! But if you're new to the sport, where do you go? Kevin Roberts has some tips to pick out primo skijor spots.

Gluten-Free Ghoulishly Good Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipe

Did you hear that? Was that a creaking oven door? Creepy paw steps walking toward me? OMD! It’s… it’s… Oh, wait… it’s…

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

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!

Mango Madness Frozen Dog Treat Recipe

Oh my - so many mangoes! Blend a few of these summer staples together for a homemade frozen dog treat that will leave your pup panting.

Can Dogs Eat Scrambled Eggs?

The good news is that yes, dogs can eat eggs and yes, they will also receive the many nutritional benefits of this high-protein food.

Grain-Free Pumpkin Dog Treats

One of our readers, Elliot, asked us to come up with a few grain-free recipes for Asterix, his German Shepherd, and I was happy to oblige. You’ll be se…

Naturally Safe Mosquito Repellent For Dogs

Scratch-free tips on keeps those pesky mosquitoes away from your dog.

How To Stop Stinky Dog Farts

Urgh! What's that smell? We've been blaming rotten smells on the dog for many years, but what can you do if you've got a legitimate problem with dog farts?

Steve’s Real Food Issues Voluntary Recall On Various Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced a recall of Steve’s Real Food batches of certain flavors of pet food because of concerns about salm…

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.

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.

Can Dogs Eat Bananas?

This guide will help you find out can dogs eat bananas and are there any risks or benefits to feeding the potassium-rich fruit to your pet.

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.

Apple Crisp Dog Treat Recipe

Does an apple a day keep the vet away? Well, it can’t hurt! A good source of fiber, and vitamin A and C, apples are also great for helping keep your do…

Best Flea Shampoo for Dogs

Flea shampoo for dogs is one of the most efficient pet products for eliminating blood-sucking parasites from your pet's fur.

Frauds Sell ‘Anti-Vax’ Pills Made From Diseased Flesh, Endangering

RSPCA warns that anti-vax remedies that are being offered online can cause numerous issues and that there is no alternative when it comes to vaccines.

What You Need to Know About Osteosarcoma in Dogs

Another name for bone cancer, osteosarcoma is the most common form of cancer in dogs - and the most aggressive. Here's what you need to know.

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.

4 Pro Tips to Picking the Right Dog Disc

Before you toss that disc for your dog, do you know if it's safe? What you need to know before your dog chomps down on a dangerous piece of plastic.