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.

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.

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.

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…

Best Dog Digestive Enzymes

Dog digestive enzymes ensure your pooch's body absorbs all the essential nutrients from food. Read on to learn if your pet needs them- and which to choose.

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…

What You Need To Know About Dog Feeding Guidelines

How much food should I be giving my dog? Here’s what you need to know about dog feeding guidelines before you ring the dinner bell. While it might seem…

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.

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.

Spiced Apple and Carrot Dog Treat Recipe

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been in full holiday baking mode for a few weeks now… and it’s all for dogs. When we’re in th…

Benefits of Bone Broth for Dogs

We all know the benefits of bone broth for humans. Did you also know that it boasts a host of benefits for your dog as well?

Tips to Handle a Poison Emergency

You've got an emergency on your hands - you need to think fast. What do you do? Keep these tips around in case you have a poison emergency.

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!

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.

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.

7 Common Veterinary Treatments For Dog Allergies

Sneezing, itching, licking, runny eyes - dog allergies can present in many ways and come from different sources. Here's how you can give your dog relief.

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?

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!

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.

The Dangers of Pets Eating Protective Face Masks

It's protecting you (and other people) from Covid, but to your dog, it's a chew toy. Here's why you've got to keep your mask away from your dog.

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…

What Are the Downsides of Antibiotics for Pets?

Are you worried about giving your pet too many antibiotics? To avoid resistance, there are alternative products to help treat common health issues.

All About Cavities in Dogs: Symptoms and Treatment

Just like us, dogs can develop common tooth decay problems. Let's talk about cavities in dogs and how to prevent your dog from getting them.

J.J. Fuds Expands Recall Of Premium Natural Blends Pet Food

J.J. Fuds in Valparaiso, IN is expanding their recall to include all lots and products of J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks, Beef Tender Chunks and Duckling Te…

The Amazing Benefits Of Apple Cider Vinegar For Dogs

A holistic remedy that's picking up popularity in pet parents, we've been hearing lots of great things about the benefits of apple cider vinegar for dogs.

Does My Dog Have Seasonal Allergies?

People often suffer from seasonal allergies, but did you know that they can affect dogs as well? Here’s what to watch out for. Sneezing, itchy, watery…

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!

Can Dogs Get Dementia?

Also known as Canine Cognitive Dysfunction, dogs can get dementia. A gradual process, here are the signs to watch out for in your senior dog.

Are You In The Know About Organic Dog Food?

If you are considering switching your dog to an organic pet food formula, take the time to learn what organic dog food really is before you buy.

Vet Uses Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine for Senior Dogs

Advances in stem cell therapy grow in leaps and bounds, and veterinarians are turning to regenerative treatments for their furry patients.

Dog Sprayed By Skunk? Here’s What To Do!

Gotta love that dog sprayed by skunk odor… well, maybe not so much! If it happens to your dog, forget the tomato juice and follow our tips to get that stink out!

Top 10 Daily Toxins That Can Harm Your Dog

Your pet is a living being that can succumb to toxins in the environment we don't even think about. Here's what they are and how to get rid of them.

Bits of Bacon Dog Treat Recipe

Valentine’s Day is a few weeks away and I went a little overboard at the baking supply store. I got a few new cookie cutters I couldn’t wait to t…

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?

Just As Gross As Is Sounds: The Low-Down On Roundworms In Dogs

We've got the poop-scoop on roundworms in dogs - and it ain't a pretty sight! Found in animal feces, it can be passed along from dog to human.

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…

What Do You Know About Whipworms In Dogs?

As one of the most common - and treatable - parasites that your pooch can pick up, here's what you need to know about whipworms in dogs.

Is Smoking Weed Around Dogs Dangerous?

As more states (and countries) legalize the use of marijuana, smoking this substance is less taboo. But will lighting up a joint affect your dog's health?

What Are the 6 Most Common Illnesses in Dogs?

At any age, dogs can suffer from canine ailments. Here are the six most common illnesses in dogs and what symptoms to look out for.

Indoor Dog Fitness Ideas To Keep Your Dog Moving This Winter

Don’t let winter curb your dog’s exercise – we’ve got some indoor activities to get you moving We all tend to hibernate in the winter…

Chickpea Grain-Free Dog Treat Recipe

I’m learning all about grain-free recipes this month. And I’m also realizing that Oscar is acquiring a taste for them! If your dog can’t di…

Can Dogs Eat Coconut?

The short answer to the question can dogs eat coconut is- yes, when properly served and in moderation. But what does that mean, precisely?

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.

Beat the Heat: Tips for Canicrossing in Hot Weather

How hot is too hot to go canicrossing? When the weather heats up, be sure you're well prepared for exercising in hotter temperatures.

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 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.

What is Factor Xl Deficiency in Dogs?

Factor XI Deficiency is a genetically inherited disease that's a form of hemophilia. Here's what you should know about the disease.

Understanding Lyme Disease Symptoms in Dogs

Ticks are harbingers of disease and illness. During tick season, be on the lookout for these Lyme Disease symptoms in dogs.

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…

Oscar’s Oats And Apple Dog Treat Recipe

Oscar is so good about being a taste tester that I thought I would name a treat after him. And so, Oscar's Oats And Apple Dog Treat Recipe was born.

7 Natural Essential Oils For Dogs

Looking for natural treatments? ! It's not new-age nonsense or aromatherapy - essential oils for dogs offer a variety of health benefits when used properly.

Can You Feed Your Dog Table Scraps?

Can’t finish your plate? Here’s what you should know before you give your dog table scraps. If you’re the sort of person who ends up with a…

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?

5 Foot-Friendly Tips That Will Save Your Athletic Dog’s Paws

Paw injury is common in athletic dogs. If your dog participates in any kind of sport, prevent cut or blown paw pads with these pawsome tips.

Top 10 Things to Know About Hip Dysplasia in Dogs

Hip Dysplasia is a common ailment in dog. We've put together 10 facts about this common skeletal condition you may not have known.

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!

8 Tips To Improve Your Dog’s Dental Health

Dogs deserve pearly white teeth, so make sure they have a healthy smile You want to keep your dog smiling… and proper dental care is an important fact…

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…

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…

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…

BARK Customizes Dog Food To Ensure The Best Diet For Your Best Friend

You’ve probably heard about lots of different BARK Products: BarkBox, Super Chewer and even BARK Dental.