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.

Top 5 Recipes of Summer 2015

We blinked and it was over. Did the summer get away from you, too? If it did, you may have missed these easy and awesome summer-inspired dog treat recipes!

What You Need To Know About Heat Stroke In Dogs

Don't risk your dog's well being and do everything you can to prevent this from happening by reading the facts and tips about heat stroke in dogs.

Is Your Dog’s Bad Breath Telling You Something About Their Health?

Sometimes, your dog's stinky breath is not just a nuisance- it can be a symptom of an underlying medical condition. Recognize the signs in time!

The 411 On Colitis In Dogs

A disease that can be a serious pain in the behind, learn what you can do about Colitis in dogs. This condition affects the dog's colon, or large intestine.

Dehydrated Sweet Potato Dog Treat Recipe

I love me some sweet potatoes! And you know who else loves sweet potatoes – your dog! Not only that, but they also love jerky. This Dehydrated Sweet Potato D…

6 Natural Flea Remedies For Dogs

Tired of using chemicals to get rid of fleas? Instead, why not try any of these natural flea remedies for dogs to either prevent or get rid of these pests.

Grain-Free Coconut and Banana Dog Treat Recipe

Coconut flour makes any treat gluten and grain free. Plus, who doesn’t like the taste of coconut – om nom nom! With the Grain-Free Coconut and Ba…

Study: Dogs’ Immune Systems Leave Them Vulnerable As They Age

A recent study shows that a dog's immune system changes as they age, and much like humans, they may have less ability to deal with infection or stress.

Thanksgiving Turkey Dog Treat Recipe

This year, I hope that you have lots to be thankful for. If one of those things is your dog, you'll want to bake up these Thanksgiving Turkey Dog Treats.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Autumn Outbreak of a Mysterious Woodland Disease Keeps Dog Owners Worr

Pet parents, be warned: seasonal canine illness is at peak this autumn- if not treated on time, it can be fatal for your pet.

What Are Achondroplastic Dogs?

Smaller sized dogs come with many compact benefits - but they also have a few problems that come with their tiny size - what are achondraplastic dogs?

The Pain of Dog Tooth Extraction Cost

Dog teeth may be tough, but that doesn't mean they're indestructible. Let's talk about dog tooth extraction cost and when they're necessary.

Christmas Banana and Bacon Dog Treat Recipe

It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas! I love to bake, especially during the holiday season. But man, do I hate the extra weight that comes alon…

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…

Do I Have A Fat Dog? How To Tell If Your Dog Is Overweight

Does my butt look big in this collar? Here are a few tips to deal with a fat dog. Dogs are known for being voracious eaters – no matter how well you fe…

Gingerbread Dog Treat Recipe

We’ve checked our list twice and found out we had a lot of dogs to buy for this Christmas. That’s why we whipped up a couple batches of these Gin…

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!

Is There Such a Thing as Dog Detox?

Dogs can get stinky and full of toxins just like humans can. That's the time to consider dog detox. Find out two ways to keep your dog detoxified.

How To Choose the Best Dog Food For Your Dog

5 steps on how to pick the best dog food Picking the best dog food for your pup is no easy choice. There are so many different brands out there. How do you k…

Making a Case For Dietary Zinc in Your Dog’s Diet

You need to put the right amount of vitamins and minerals into your dog's diet. That's why knowing how much dietary zinc your dog is getting important.

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.

Wheely Good Time: How To Cycle Sanely And Safely With Your Dog

If you’d rather be on two wheels than two feet, then biking with your dog is the perfect activity. But before you peddle away, Kevin Roberts has some &…

G & C Raw Expands Earlier Food Recall Due To Listeria Monocytogen

The makers of G & C Raw Cat and Dog food are expanding an earlier August recall to include all products that were made between February 27 and July 20, 2018.…

All About Elbow Dysplasia in Dogs

You may not have known this fact, but dogs do have elbows! And breeds of all sizes can be prone to elbow dysplasia in dogs.

Best Canned Dog Foods

Today’s pet food market is vast, with more offerings regularly coming out. You may be overwhelmed when it comes to choosing the best canned dog foods.…

FDA Issues Recalls For Several Raw Pet Food Companies

Following a class action lawsuit and investigation against Big Heart pet foods, the FDA has issued recalls for dog foods following reports of pet illness.

SuperZoo 2018: Electric Ultrasound Toothbrush For Dogs Keeps Dentist A

Mira-Pet's electric Ultrasound Toothbrush System for dogs removes bacteria and tartar from a dog's teeth with silence and ease.

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…

Pawp’s 24/7 Online Vet Clinic Saves You Money On Vet Bills – Here

This innovative online vet platform is a great alternative to classic pet insurance – with 24/7 access to licensed veterinarians, access to $3,000 for…

5 Disc Doggin’ Tips For Sporty Noobs

Disc doggin' is a great way to have some fun in the summer sun with your best four legged friend. Here's what you need to know before you start out.

What Causes Hair Loss In Dogs?

Hair loss in dogs can't be covered up by a bad Trump-esque toupee. Those bald patches and spots could signal the start of something serious.

Whole Foods Market Launches Whole Paws Line Of Premium Pet Food

Natural grocery chain the latest to offer its own line of dogs and cat food What promises to be the latest trend in pet food, Whole Foods Market has jumped o…

5 Types of Seeds Your Dog Can Eat

You love to snack on them or add them to a salad. And there are certain kinds of seeds that are safe for your dog to eat, too.

How To Start Running With Your Dog

Pound the pavement with encouragement from a furry jogging partner - running with your dog is a wonderful way to keep the both of you in good health.

Coconut Lemon Dog Treat Recipe

A slight squeeze of lemon gives the Coconut Lemon Dog Treat Recipe a tang that pooches will love. And it goes so well with coconut.

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.

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.

Reverse Zoonosis: Can You Make Your Dog Sick?

You share almost everything with your dog - but can you get him sick? This is reverse zoonosis, and there's a risk you can pass something to an animal.

The Shift Toward Human Foods in Our Pet’s Diet

Does your dog's dinner look like your own? That's because our pet's food is becoming more like ours with every bite - just take a look at the ingredient label.

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!

Why Does My Dog Eat Grass?

Have you noticed your pooch sneakily snacking on grass? Here's why your lawn clippings suddenly seem as appetizing as kibble.

Expert Advice: Supplements and Diet For Senior Dogs

Older dogs have specialized dietary needs. Sabine Contreras, Canine Care and Nutrition Consultant, knows just what to serve up to your senior dog to ensure h…

A Pet Parent’s Guide To Heartworm Treatments

Is your dog safe? Let's go over the basics about what heartworm is, how and why you should protect your dog, and the heartworm treatments available to you.

Unique Protein Diets That Benefit Your Dog’s Wellbeing

Have you ever thought about adding a unique protein to your dog's diet? Here's why you should, and a few novel proteins to try!

Head Pressing in Dogs: Should You Be Concerned?

It sounds like a harmless behavior, but head pressing in dogs can point to something more serious. Here's what to watch out for and how to treat it.

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.

Cheese Whiz Dog Treat Recipe

When it comes to cheese, dogs just can't get enough. Satisfy those cravings with the Cheese Whiz Dog Treat Recipe.

Blueberries Galore Dog Muffin Recipe

MMMMMMMMMuffins! Bake a batch of blueberry muffins for your dog. Packed pull of noms, these homemade muffins pack a punch of berry goodness.

Home Remedies to Relieve Pain in Dogs

Did you know you could use home remedies to relieve pain in dogs? Here are some natural ways to provide pain relief.

Best Dog Lift Harnesses

Dog lift harnesses help senior pooches lead active, pain-free lives in their golden years. Read on to learn more about how they work!

Recall Alert: Fromm Gold Pate Dog Food

Fromm Family Foods has voluntarily recalled 3 of its canned dog foods due to possible elevated levels of vitamin D, as it can be toxic at high levels.

Top 5 Peanut Butter Dog Treat Recipes Part 1

Here are my Top 5 Peanut Butter Dog Treat Recipes. Dogs love PB, it's packed with health benefits (the natural kind) and it helps bind the mixture together.

Adams Flea & Tick Spot On Knocks Pests Out With Spot-On Precision

We're going to take a look at Adams Flea & Tick Spot On, which provides flea and tick protection for dogs for 30 days, as well as protection from flea re-infestation.

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.

Why Does My Dog’s Breath Stink?

Holy cow - what's that smell coming out of your dog's mouth?! If you're wondering why your dog's breath stinks, take a look at what we have to say.