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.

Can You Prevent Joint Pain in Dogs?

Providing proper support for your dog while they are still young and agile can dramatically improve their quality of life later on, so it pays to start thinking ahead when it comes to joint health, especially if your pet is in a high-risk group for developing this type of problem (large breed dogs, working breeds, highly active dogs, etc).

How Pets Help With Depression

Depression is a terrible illness that can affect anyone at any time of their life. If you suffer from depression, here's why you should turn to your pet for some TLC.

What is Canine Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)?

Humans aren't the only species that suffers from OCD. Dogs can also feel the effects of Canine Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

A Short Guide to Eye Diseases in Dogs

Vision loss can affects dog breeds of all ages. As a pet parent, keep an eye on your dog's peepers with this short guide to eye diseases in dogs.

Frozen Cucumber and Watermelon Recipe

Is your dog feelin' hot, hot, hot? It's time to beat the heat and cool down with a frozen dog treat that's both nutritious and delicious!

Canine Malocclusion: Dogs With Underbites

Dogs with underbites have a certain look - it gives them a stern yet adorable demeanor. Known as canine malocclusion, here's what you need to know.

The Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments of Alopecia in Dogs

Any dog can suffer from hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia. If you start to notice bald spots on your dog, here's what you can do about them.

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!

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!

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? You are not alone. Many doggo owners are battling that age-old fur battle. It’s the simple truth – some dogs shed more than others, and you will have to deal with all the excess hair. But not to worry, because we have good news – there are a few supplement ideas that may reduce shedding.

Obesity Treatments: Tipping The Scale For Fat Dogs

Obesity is a growing problem with pooches and even a few extra pounds make a difference. Here are some ways you can treat this weighty issue for fat dogs

What is Light Therapy for Dogs?

Does your dog suffer from joint pain or arthritis? If you're looking for alternative treatments, check out light therapy for dogs and the benefits it can offer.

Top 5 Best Supplements For Dry Skin On Dogs

Is your dog suffering from unstoppable itching that's driving him crazy? Stop the scratching with common and proven remedies for dry skin on 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…

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.

California Vets Want to Prescribe Medical Marijuana to Pets

For many pets, non-psychoactive cannabis oil successfully treats health issues, and if the new bill passes, your veterinarian can be the one prescribing it.

Freeze Dried Dog Food: What You Need To Know

If you’ve ever wondered about freeze-dried dog food, you might have thought it was a different type of dog food that maybe needed refrigeration. Or you might think it’s like astronaut’s ice cream (you know—the stuff you see in science museum gift shops?) and it’ll dissolve right in your dog’s mouth. The truth is, there are a lot of benefits to freeze dried dog food, and a lot of reasons dog parents prefer it.

Peanut Butter & Jam Frozen Mini Cups

It's time to head back to obedience class. Here's the ultimate "cool" back-to-school treat for dogs who want to make the grade and bone up on Noms 101!

What Is Von Willebrand in Dogs?

Von Willebrand in dogs occurs because of a deficiency of von Willebrand Factor. It is responsible for blood clotting, a carrier protein for coagulation Factor VIII.

How to Prepare for Unexpected Vet Bills

Accidents happen. And as pet parents, nobody knows that like we do. Here's how to prepare for unexpected vet bills.

Is Rock Salt Toxic to Dogs?

Sadly, the answer is yes – rock salt, commonly used for de-icing roads and sidewalks in winter, can be toxic to dogs if ingested in large quantities.

How To Stop Your Dog From Following You Around the House

We love them to bits yet, let’s be honest, there are times when being followed around all day by our furry little buddies becomes, well, annoying. Am I right?…

Could a Nip-Tuck Improve Your Pet’s Quality of Life?

The thought of " pet plastic surgery" would turn most animal lovers' stomachs. But are there times when it's needed to make life liveable for dogs and cats?

FDA Reveals These 16 Dog Food Brands Are Possibly Linked Linked to Hea

The Food and Drug Administration published a report following their investigation- here is the list of pet food brands linked to cardiac disease in dogs.

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.

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.

What You Need To Know About Dog Seizures

As one of the most frequently reported neurological conditions in dogs, pet parents need to know the causes, symptoms and treatments of canine seizures. Noth…

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.

Bravo Pet Foods Issues Recall Due To Salmonella Risk

Bravo Pet Foods is recalling select lots of Bravo Chicken Blend diet for dogs and cats due to concerns of the possible presence of Salmonella.

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…

Dave’s Pet Food Recalls Canned Beef Food Due To Elevated Thyroid Hor

Dave’s Pet Food is voluntarily recalling a single lot of their premium beef canned dog food because they are potentially tainted with elevated levels o…

Esomeprazole for Dogs: Uses, Dosage, and Side Effects

Dogs get acid reflux, just like humans do. You can't leave this condition untreated, so let's talk about Esomeprazole for dogs.

Pumpkin Molasses Dog Treat Recipe

Dashing through the kitchen... to get their paws on these delicious treats! Bake up a batch of our Pumpkin Molasses Dog Treats for the holidays.

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…

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…

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.

What is Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome?

Flat-faced breeds have a look all their own - they also have unique health problems. One of them is Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome.

What is Collie Eye Anomaly?

All types of collies can suffer from Collie Eye Anomaly, a mutation that leads to blindness. Here's what you need to know about the disease.

Spinach and Zucchini Dog Treat Recipe

Does your dog turn his nose up at vegetables? It’s time to get creative – why not hide them in some homemade dog treats? Genius!

Is Bespoke Dog Food Made By an AI The Future of Canine Nutrition?

A pet food company from the United Kingdom is making history with their algorithm-powered dog food that offers you a custom-made blend for your pet.

Talking About Tartar Buildup On Dog’s Teeth

Ick! It’s gross, but you can’t hide from it – tartar buildup on your dog’s teeth can be a serious issue It’s not pretty but we&…

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…

What to Do If Your Dog is a Picky Eater

Your dog has started turning his nose up as soon as you place the bowl in front of him. Why has your dog suddenly become a picky eater?

Calm My Pet Adds Calmer Digestion To Its Line

Pet gut health is clearly a priority for many vendors at SuperZoo this year, and Calm My Pet has added to their already popular line with Calm My Digestion.

Pets Are Getting Heavier With Each Year- And It’s Damaging Their Hea

Over half of all cats and dogs in the United States are overweight, and as a result, many preventable health issues are becoming more common for pets,

4 Tasty Tips for People Who Want to Cook for Their Dogs

Before you become your pupper's personal chef, it's crucial to make sure your cooking will meet all of their nutritive needs. Check out these helpful tips!

Hint of Vanilla Dog Treat Recipe

I love the smell and the taste of vanilla. It’s so simple, yet delicious. That was the inspiration behind this week’s Hint of Vanilla Dog Treat R…

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.

New Motion Analysis Lab Helps Diagnose and Prescribe Rehab for Injured

Our pets can't tell us when they're hurt. A new motion analysis lab at the University of Missouri helps vets diagnose and treat musuloskeletal injuries.

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!

Dry Vs. Wet Dog Foods: Which Is The Right Choice? Part 1

As pet parents, it’s important to get all the information we can about we should be feeding our dogs. After looking at all the dog food available on the mark…

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.

Dandy Pet Wellness: Personalized Supplements for Your Pup

We’re a culture that’s all about supplements, as we’re looking for the best we can for health and vitality.

What is Cushing’s Disease in Dogs?

Cushings disease in dogs is brought about by an excess of circulating cortisol hormone. This causes tumors to form on a dogs adrenal or pituitary glands.

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!

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 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.

Seasonal Allergies Bring Scratches and Sniffles in Our Pets

Pets can react to seasonal allergies. Unusually warmer temperatures this season mean more allergic reactions, and experts offer professional suggestions.

How Much Water Should My Pet Be Drinking Throughout the Day?

No matter what time of the year it is, your pet needs to drink a certain amount of water per day in order to say healthy.

Why Bad Dog Breath Is A Big Problem

What have you been eating? If your dog's breath smells like a dump (garbage or otherwise), there may be some health issues causing it.