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 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.

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.

How Supplements Can Help Dogs With Allergies

A real pain in the sniffer, pooches are not immune to the ravages of allergies. Here's how supplements may be able to help dogs with allergies.

Buying Guide: Best Dog Food for Puppies of All Sizes

There is no best dog food for puppies that will fit all furballs- read on to find out what type of kibble is ideal for your new puppy.

Research: Holiday Indulgences Can Be Dangerous to Pets

We share holiday indulgences with our pets. Research shows that it can lead to serious health conditions, and we need to curb this habit over the holidays.

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&…

Carrot Delight Dog Treat Recipe

When I make dog food for Oscar, I always throw in at least one carrot for good measure. Carrots are one of the wonderful veggies that humans and dogs can sha…

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?

8 Awesome Benefits of Turmeric for Dogs

Are you ready to spice up your dog's dinner? A common spice used in Indian cuisine, turmeric for dogs offers a buffet of health benefits.

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.

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.

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.

All About Joint Supplements For Dogs

Do you think that your pooch is missing a little spring in his step, or he's walking stiffly? Here's what you need to know about joint supplements for dogs.

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?

8 Sure-Fire Dog Constipation Home Remedies

At some point in his life, your dog will get constipated. But as a pet parent, there are some home remedies you can try to help with dog constipation.

Are Anti-Vaxxers To Blame for Rise in Canine Parvo Cases?

Vets are worried about the increased rates of confirmed canine disease parvo cases, and believe it's due to a growing anti-vax movement in pet owners.

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 is Megaesophagus in Dogs?

A long word with serious consequences - megaesophagus in dogs can cause problems when it comes to the intake of food and water.

Cycle Safely With Your Dog Thanks To The Bike Tow Leash

Now that the nice weather is here, take your dog for a bike ride with this innovative leash We’re always on the lookout for products that make life wit…

What A Treat: Choosing The Best Dog Treats

Your dog deserves a treat now and then. But how do you pick the best dog treats for your pooch? Let's go over what to look for and when to give them.

Understanding the Basics of Pannus in Dogs

A condition that affects the cornea in your dog's eye, Pannius in dogs is a hereditary condition that progresses with age. Learn more about what pannus is.

The Best Tick Remedies and Preventions

For flea and tick awareness month, PetGuide.com brings you a list of the most highly-rated tick preventions and remedies on Amazon.

How Water is Important for a Dog’s Digestive Health

It's more than just a matter of thirst. Water also plays an important role in a dog's digestive health. Here's how it helps keep things moving.

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.

Christmas Carob Dog Treat Recipe

No chocolate for dogs this holiday season! Use doggy-safe carob instead to stuff his stocking with homemade treats that are made with love.

Best Music for Anxious Dogs

Music soothes the savage beast... and also the anxious one. If your dog is anxious, playing music may help calm him down.

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.

Can My Dog Eat Spiders?

You may not like spiders, but your dog may think they're a tasty treat! Here's what you need to know the next time your pooch scarfs down a creepy-crawly.

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.

Why Do Dogs Get Eye Boogers?

Dog eye boogers- are they a cause for concern? Here you'll find all the deets about why dogs get eye boogers and what to do when it happens.

How Hill’s Science Diet Meets Your Pet’s Unique Needs

Every pet is unique – from their looks and personalities to their health and dietary needs.

Stomach Churning Effects Of Salmonella Poisoning In Dogs

Something doesn't taste right... it could be a nasty case of salmonella. Just like with humans, salmonella poisoning in dogs comes with serious side effects.

Can Dogs Eat Cheese?

If you're wondering can dogs eat cheese safely, you've come to the right place. Find out all you need to know about giving dairy products to your pet!

Blueberry Bacon Dog Treat Recipe

When I told people that I was making a Blueberry Bacon Dog Treat Recipe, they all asked the same thing - would I give them a few to try? (Spoiler alert: No)

Peanut Butter and Cheese Dog Treat Recipe

I think this Peanut Butter and Cheese Dog Treat Recipe may be a new favorite at our house. I already had all of the ingredients on hand!

How Dogs Can Help Prevent Suicide

The winter months often lead to increased depression and thoughts of suicide. Dogs offer a unique form of furry therapy that helps get you out of your head.

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.

Can Dogs Eat Carrots?

Colorful, crunchy and tasty to boot. Who doesn’t love a good carrot? They’re an excellent low-fat alternative to the carb-heavy biscuit snack for…

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.

Best Dog Coat and Skin Supplements

Dog coat and skin supplements make sure that your pet's fur is shiny, soft, and thick and their skin moisturised and itch-free.

What Causes Dog Snoring?

Catching Z's, sawing logs - it's known by many names, but dog snoring can keep you up at night. Does your dog snore and should you be worried about it?

Barking Bad Breath Dog Biscuit Recipe

If you're sick of being woken up in the morning with the foul stench of dog breath right, you'll want to try our Barking Bad Breath Dog Biscuit Recipe.

Let’s Talk About Pancreatitis In Dogs

A disease that's hard to digest, pancreatitis in dogs requires a total change in lifestyle and careful monitoring. What you can do and how to treat it.

Blue Buffalo Recalls BLUE Wilderness Rocky Mountain Recipe Red Meat Di

Blue Buffalo Company is voluntarily recalling one production lot of BLUE Wilderness Rocky Mountain Recipe Red Meat Dinner Wet Food for Adult Dogs.

School’s In Session – 101 Introduction To Agility Training For Dog

Agility Training for dogs has a multitude of benefits. Once your dog masters the basics, you may find that agility training is a natural progression.

Best Dog Treats

Dog treats are much more than snacks for your pooch: you can use them in training, as a supplement, or to keep their teeth clean and their breath fresh.

What is Digital Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Dogs?

Cancer can attack any part of a dog's body - ever their toes. Digital Squamous Cell Carcinoma starts at the toes, but can spread throughout the body.

Big Dog Natural Recalls Chicken and Fish Supreme Dog Food Due to Healt

Big Dog Natural is recalling a select production lot of its raw dehydrated dog food Chicken Supreme and Fish Supreme due to a potential contamination.

Carrot And Banana Dog Treat Recipe

Are you having a hard time feeding your dog veggies and fruits? May I suggest putting them cookie form – because everything tastes better when it&rsquo…

Recall Alert: Smallbatch Pets Frozen Dog Duckbatch Sliders

Smallbatch Pets Inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot of frozen dog duckbatch sliders due a potential Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

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 is Commercial Dog Food Regulated?

Ever wonder how commercial dog food is regulated? We go over what companies have to do before kibble hits the shelves. Commercial food products for people ar…

Blackberry Coconut Frozen Dog Treats

Summer brings a bountiful of treats, such as blackberries. Combined with coconut water, our Blackberry Coconut Frozen Dog Treats are a healthy treat.

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…

What is Alabama Rot?

A disease that first made an appearance in the 1980s, Alabama Rot can be fatal is not treated early. Keep an eye out for the symptoms to catch and 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.

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.

Introducing Our Bone-ah-PetTreat Videos – Delicious Treats, Super Fa

We're going to show you how to make dog treats in a minute! Once you see how easy - and how good - they look, you'll be hooked on our Bone-ah-PetTreats!

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?

Gluten-Free Dog Treat Recipe

Dogs can be sensitive to wheat and grains, and gluten free treats can stop the obsessive licking. I love this all-natural grain free dog treat recipe.