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.

Beef and Banana Bars Dog Treat Recipe

Beef and Banana - the two together may not sound that appetizing to you, but for dogs, it's a lip-smacking duo! A great way to re-energize your pup.

Dog-Powered Running: Get Fit With Canicross

Are you and your dog runners? Hook up a harness and line, and give canicross a try! Kevin Roberts goes over the basics of what you’ll need to set a pan…

Best Dog Toothpastes

Dog toothpastes make brushing easier and more efficient as they thoroughly clean and protect your dog's teeth from plaque and bacteria.

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…

More Dog Food Recalls Due To Listeria and Salmonella

Another group of dog food recalls has gone out, warning dog parents about the potential for salmonella and listeria--is your dog's brand on the list?

How To Use a Dog Food Calculator

Did you know that you can calculate the amount of calories your dog eats per meal? Regulate your dog's caloric intake carefully with a dog food calculator.

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…

Owner Behavior to Blame for Pet Obesity, Researchers Reveal

According to new research, it seems that we should start with changing our behavior if we want our pets to stay healthy and in top shape.

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.

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…

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?

Stella & Chewy’s Recall 20 Varieties Of Dog Food, Cat Food And Treat

Stella & Chewy’s is voluntarily recalling some of its products due to concerns of a possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes. The recall was prompt…

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.

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.

Take The Itch Out Of These Common Dog Allergies

Let's go over the most common dog allergies you'll come across, what kind of symptoms you can expect to see and what you can do about them.

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.

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.

Petsmile Toothpaste: Oral Health You And Your Pet Can Depend On

Oral health is as important to our pets’ overall health and wellness as it is to humans. Keeping your dog’s or cat’s teeth and gums clean and healthy isn’t a…

Why Dental Health Is So Important For Dogs?

Here are some important reasons why you need to keep your dog’s smile healthy Dental health is often overlooked in dogs. Owners expect their dogs to ha…

Do Dogs Feel Empathy?

At times, there are moments when you think that your dog knows exactly how you feel. But are dogs really capable of feeling empathy?

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.

Tick Guide: Common Types Of Ticks In North America

You've heard of bird watching... but tick watching? It's not an actually hobby, but if you're a dog owner, you should know the types of ticks in your area.

What is Limp Tail Syndrome?

We all love to see a happy tail wagging. But have you ever heard of Limp Tail Syndrome? If you have a long-tailed dog, here's what you need to know.

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.

Is My Dog Drinking Enough Water?

Slurp, slurp! Keeping hydrated is important - and that goes for dogs. Are you sure your dog is drinking enough water?

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.

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,…

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.

Switching To a Healthier Diet: Best Organic Dog Food

While many pet food brands out there flaunt the label organic dog food', not all of them who do actually produce it to the highest standards.

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…

BounceBack Botanicals: Our “Best In Show” From Global Pet Expo 201

Global Pet Expo 2017 was full of amazing natural products. It was hard to choose just one, but BounceBack Botanicals from Pawflex was a standout.

Dock Diving Dogs Are Making a Splash This Summer

Do you think that your dog has what it takes to be a competitive dock diver? Hold your snout and jump in - the water is pooch perfect!

Best Flea and Tick Prevention Medication for Dogs

Arm your precious pet with proper protection from dangerous parasites. Here are the top 10 flea and tick prevention medication products for dogs!

How Do I Know When Walks Are Too Much for My Senior Dog?

Big or small, all dogs love to get out for a good walk each day. And if your favorite route is one designed to challenge your pooch and offer him a rigorous wor…

All About Kidney Stones In Dogs

Kidney and bladder stones in dogs can be painful and even life-threatening if not properly treated. Let's go over the basics about kidney stones in dogs.

8 Signs Your Dog Wants to Go for a Walk

Who needs to go for a walk? You dog does! Here's how you can tell if your dog wants you to take him for a walk.

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?

Pros and Cons: Meal Feeding Vs Free Feeding Dogs

How and when do you feed your dog? Don't think it's important? Think again! Let's go over the pros and cons of meal feeding vs free feeding dogs.

Doggie Depression: Understanding Depression in Dogs

Despite their happy-go-lucky temperament, depression in dogs is a recognized medical issue. Here's what to look for if your pooch has doggie depression.

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?

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…

Best Dog Treadmills

Dog treadmills are one of the most efficient solutions for meeting your dog's physical activity demands from the comfort of your home.

Plug It In, Chill Out: Do Pet Pheromone Plugs-Ins Really Work?

If you've got a stressed out or anxious pet, you're willing to try anything to help calm him down. But do pet pheromone plug-ins actually work or help?

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…

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Dog Treat Recipe

Need a treat to get your dog out of your warm bed? Try our homemade Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Dog Treat Recipe... just like mom used to make!

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!

5 Zen Ways To Manage Dog Stress

It may not seem like it, but a dog's life can be stressful. Your dog may not be able to take a "Mental Health Day," but there are ways to manage dog stress.

How Many Times A Day Should I Feed My Dog?

If you've asked "How many times a day should I feed my dog," you're not alone. It can only be answered after looking at all the factors involved with diet.

Pineapple Coconut Dog Macaroon Recipe

It's time to get tropical with some flavors from paradise! Pineapple and coconut come together in a topical delight that's just for dogs.

What To Feed Dogs With Sensitive Stomachs

Some foods don't sit well with certain dogs. Dogs with sensitive stomachs can suffer from tummy aches and more. Here's how you can settle a sensitive belly.

SAD: Seasonal Affective Disorder in Dogs

Dogs do get SAD. Shorter days and less sunlight can cause Seasonal Affective Disorder in dogs. Here's what to look for and how to treat it.

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 Food for Sensitive Stomachs

Dog food for sensitive stomachs is specially formulated to prevent symptoms of gastrointestinal upset such as vomiting, diarrhea, or flatulence.

4 Dog Mushing Mistakes That Make You Look Like a Noob

Bad habits are hard to break, so why not avoid them in the first place? Steer clear of these dog mushing mistakes that make you look like a rookie.

OC Raw Dog Recalls Turkey & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation

OC Raw Dog of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA is voluntarily recalling 2055 lbs. of Turkey & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation, because it has the potential t…

Best Dog Food for Golden Retrievers

To help you find the right type of food for your pet, we’ve rounded up the best dog food for Golden Retrievers – read on to learn more!

5 Safe And Tasty Human Food For Dogs

Tired of those puppy-dog eyes staring up at you from under the table, begging for something to eat of your plate? Here's a list of safe human food for dogs.

All You Need to Know About Vet Telehealth

Veterinary telehealth, also known as pet telehealth, veterinary telemedicine, or virtual vet is a form of a remote veterinary practice – in other words, veterinarian-provided medical advice and services through any available communication technologies, just as call centers, smartphone apps, chats, etc.

Peppermint Holidog Christmas Dog Treat Recipe

It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas! I’ve got a new recipe, hot out of the oven and just in time for the holidogs! Spread the joy of the…

I Ruff You – Why Exercise Is A Gift Of Love To Your Dog

Show your dog that you love him by getting off the couch and giving him a great workout! Can you smell it? Love is in the air, especially so close to the mos…