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.

Tail Waggin’ Peanut Butter and Bacon Dog Treats Recipe

When you mix bacon with peanut butter youve got a recipe for great yumminess! Thats why this Peanut Butter and Bacon Dog Treats Recipe will be a huge hit.

Are There Dog Supplements That Can Help Shedding?

Are you waist deep in fur balls? Are you tired of finding fur on your clothes, in your food, attached to the furniture? Good news – we’ve got a few supplement ideas that may reduce shedding.

Tips On Making Your Home Comfortable For Your Senior Dog

Your dog deserves a comfortable retirement – here’s how to make it golden He’s been by your side for a long time. Even though he’s no…

What Limited Ingredients Are and Why They’re Beneficial

Limited ingredient dog food has gained popularity over the last few years - but is it all that it claims to be? Read on to learn more about limited ingredients.

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.

6 Signs of Frostbite in Dogs

Extreme exposure to the elements can have severe effects on your pet: these are the most common signs of frostbite in dogs that require an urgent vet visit.

Healthy Hound Grain-Free Dog Treat Recipe

We love our dogs and we want the best of everything for them. This heart-felt sentiment is the inspiration behind the Healthy Hound Grain-Free Dog Treat Reci…

Everything You Need to Know About Ear Mites in Dogs

Just as nasty as ticks and fleas, ear mites can cause just as many problems for your dog. Know what to watch for and how to get rid of ear mites in dogs.

Can Dogs Eat Marshmallows?

You’re sitting round the campfire after a full day of hiking and swimming with your pooch. Suddenly, you have the urge to toast up some marshmallows so…

The Importance of Responsibly Sourced Ingredients in Pet Food

The ingredients found in your pet's dog food are essential to his health and wellness. Here's why you should look for responsibly sourced ingredients.

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…

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.

Ehrlichiosis in Dogs: What It Is and How To Prevent It

Ticks are more than just a pest - they can actually transmit deadly diseases such as Ehrlichiosis. Let's talk about what this is and how to prevent it.

Secrets of Canadian Mushers: Why Dog Boots and Deep Snow Don’t Mix

If it didn't come from the mouth of a Canadian Musher, I wouldn't believe it myself! Kevin Roberts tells us why you don't use dog boots in deep snow.

What is Dermoid Sinus in Dogs?

An inherited condition, dermoid sinus can affect any dog breed. With symptoms that range from skin infections to nerve damage, here's what you need to know.

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.

5 Common Pet Food Ingredients That Could Harm Your Dog

Do you know what goes into your pet's bowl? Find out how to read pet food labels and recognize dangerous ingredients like pesticides and known carcinogens.

Forget The Gym – MyFitDog’s Best Fit Friend KickStarter Project Wi

Want to get in better shape with your dog? It would be great to have something that would keep me on track - kind of like MyFitDog's Best Fit Friend.

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…

Why is Protein Essential in a Dog’s Diet?

For optimal wellness, dogs need a balanced diet that includes high-quality proteins. Here's why protein is essential to your dog's health.

Honest Kitchen Goes Gluten-Free With Its Dehydrated Dog Food

Going gluten free and all natural has never been easier It seems like everyone is going gluten free these days. And it’s not just humans – dogs a…

What is Dog Bloat?

For canines, dog bloat is a serious problem that can cause damaging and irreparable harm. There are things you can you do to stop and treat it.

Furry Fitness: Words Of Wisdom From A Pooped Human

Kevin Roberts and his dogs have been working up a sweat and toning their tushes at a local dog/human fitness class. Now that it’s wrapped up, he has th…

The Debate Over Anesthesia- and Sedation-Free Pet Dentistry

To sedate or not to sedate - that's the question when it comes to anesthesia-free pet dentistry. Are there any benefits to the sedation-free procedure?

Nylabone Products Recalls Puppy Starter Kit Due To Possible Salmonella

TFH Publications, Inc./Nylabone Products, of Neptune, NJ is recalling one lot of its 1.69 oz. package of the Puppy Starter Kit dog chews, because they have t…

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.

Ollie Dog Food Delievers Perfect Portions Right To Your Door

Perfect portions for pooches! A new, natural dog food customized for your dog is hitting the markets, and it's fit for your dog--and you.

Study Reveals Dogs That Eat Canned Food at Risk for Higher BPA Exposur

Products containing BPA can disrupt endocrine functions. New research shows that dogs are at risk of exposure, specifically from commercial canned food.

New Generations of Pet Owners Are Ditching Cheap Pet Food Brands for P

Millenial pet parents are re-thinking what a healthy diet means for their cats and dogs- and putting major pet food brands out of business in the process.

Beef and Rice Stir Fry Dog Food Recipe

When I want to eat healthy, I whip up a stir fry. After prep and cook time, it takes about 20 minutes, from counter to table. So that got me to thinking&hell…

How to Give Your Dog a Pill

If you've ever had to give your dog a pill, you know how difficult it can be. Here are some tips on how to make any pill easier to swallow.

Easy Cheesy Dog Treat Recipe

This time, it's personal. I've got some new, personalized dog-shaped cookie cutters to try out - baking has never been so doggone fun!

Leptospirosis in Dogs: What Every Dog Owner Needs to Know

There are many water-borne illnesses canines can unwillingly pick up. Pet parents need to know about leptospirosis in dogs and how to treat this disease.

Online Pet Food Purchases Prove To Be a Boon to E-Commerce

Where do you buy your pet food? Do you buy your kibble online? According to the numbers, more pet owners are clicking rather than shopping in person.

Seeing Cross-Eyed: What is Strabismus in Dogs?

You've probably heard this condition called cross-eyed or walleyed. Strabismus in dogs affects certain breeds, but your vet may be able to correct it.

The Benefits Of Fresh Dog Food: Is It Right For Your Pup?

Research continues to show that a dog’s health begins in the gut. In essence, what goes in (and goes out) has a big role in their overall health and ti…

5 Fundamental Training Tips for Sport Dogs This Fall

Follow these five fundamental training tips to ensure you're making the most of autumn, and your team is in awesome shape for winter dog sports.

Best Dog Ear Cleaners

Dog ear cleaners make it easy to keep your pooch tidy and healthy, and prevent painful ear infections. Read on to learn which of them work best!

A Pup Above Cooks Up World’s First Sous Vide Dog Food

Recently two very lucky pups (ahem, mine!) got the opportunity to try some delicious vittles from A Pup Above, the first Sous Vide Dog Food that is available…

Study: Canine Cancers Linked To Common Lawn Chemicals

Alarming research links canine malignant lymphoma (CML) with lawn pesticides, and has may have implications to the impact of chemicals on humans as well.

The Dangers of Rat and Mouse Poison to Dogs

Some dogs will try anything that looks tasty from off the ground. Keep your dog away from rat and mouse poison.

Best Fish Oil for Dogs

Fish oil for dogs has multiple health benefits, from improved joint health to itch-free skin. Read on to find out if your pet needs it!

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.

Can Dogs Eat Ice?

You use them to cool down your drink - frozen water, it doesn't get any simpler than that. But should you give ice to your dog to chew on?

Furry Fitness: Pumping Up With Your Dog At The Gym

Workouts at the gym can be a bore. You know what would make it fun? Dogs! Kevin Roberts sweats alongside his dogs at a human/canine fitness class. Combined,…

Best Dog Food for Pitbulls

Dog food for pitbulls is formulated to meet the specific dietary requirements of this powerful, active breed. Read on to find out the best brands!

Pros and Cons of Virtual Urban Mushing Races

If you're an urban musher, you may be interested in taking part of a virtual race. But what are they? Let's go over what they are, along with the pros and cons.

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.

Treating Horse Fly Bites on Dogs

Shoo, horse fly - don't bother my dog! Horse fly bites can turn from a minor irritation to a pull-blown problem, so know how to treat them.

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.

Leptospirosis in Dogs

With the weather warming up, our dogs are in danger of picking up serious illnesses. Let's talk about Leptospirosis in dogs and how to prevent it.

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.

Best Vet Recommended Cat Food

Vet recommended cat food comes with the backing of experts which can give you peace of mind about the quality of food you serve to your pet.

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…

Is Your Dog’s Food Damaging Their Heart?

A type of heart disease called dilated cardiomyopathy is on the rise, and some experts think it's because of trendy diets for dogs.

Taking a Bite Out Of Gingivitis in Dogs

Did you know that most dogs will suffer from gum disease during their life? Here's how you can help stop gingivitis in dogs.

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?

The Shocking Truth About Dogs and Garlic

There is a lot of controversy surrounding dogs and garlic on the Internet. Thanks to the research efforts of experts, many believe garlic is good for dogs.

Data Shows Climate Change Endangers Dogs With New Diseases

The latest research points out the sudden rise of potentially deadly dog diseases that are transmitted by insects, in areas where they weren't seen before.

What Are The Benefits Of Coconut Oil For Dogs?

What are the benefits of coconut oil for dogs? Not only does it help with digestion, it also works on joints, skin, coat and works as an antibacterial.