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.

Does Your Dog Have A Sleep Problem?

Since dogs spend a big portion of their day sleeping it away, it stands to reason that just like humans–our furry friends may have sleep issues as well…

Here’s To Your Health Dog Treat Recipe

We wanted to give you a recipe thats both nutritious and delicious. And we think our Heres To Your Health Dog Treat Recipe fits the bill on both accounts.

Understanding Canine Parovirus

Knowing all the important details about Canine Parovirus can help you diagnose, seek treatment and prevent this deadly illness from affecting your dog.

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.

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 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.

Why Are Small Breed Dogs Susceptible to Tooth Loss?

Did you know that small breed dogs are susceptible to tooth loss? Here's what you should keep an eye on if you have a petite pooch.

6 Signs of Frostbite in Dogs

Extreme exposure to the elements can have severe effects on your pet: these are the most common signs of frostbite in dogs that require an urgent vet visit.

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.

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!

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.

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.

4 Fabulous Benefits Of Olive Oil For Dogs

An amazing addition to your pooch's diet, olive oil for dogs packs a healthy punch. Here are a few reasons why you should share olive oil with your canine.

99 Lives Project Uses Cat Genome Sequencing To Shed Light On Human Dis

University of Missouri researchers believe that the genetic makeup of cats may help identify new treatments for humans suffering from allergies, asthma, diab…

5 Nifty Tips for Dog Tick Removal

In the spring and summer months, repelling ticks is on top any pet parent's list. Here's what to do if you see a tick attached to your dog's skin.

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.

Seeing Cross-Eyed: What is Strabismus in Dogs?

You've probably heard this condition called cross-eyed or walleyed. Strabismus in dogs affects certain breeds, but your vet may be able to correct it.

Can Dogs Eat Yogurt?

Find out can dogs eat yogurt, plain, Greek and flavored, or is this dairy product another one to be crossed off the dog-friendly foods list.

2014 Dog New Year’s Resolutions

New Year's Resolutions feel like an impossible to-do list and we give them up quickly. But would you be more likely to keep them if they involved your dog?

Tips On Making Your Home Comfortable For Your Senior Dog

Your dog deserves a comfortable retirement – here’s how to make it golden He’s been by your side for a long time. Even though he’s no…

5 Places to Regularly Check Your Dog for Ticks

Ticks sure are good at hiding on our dogs! That's why you need to know where to look for them... and we know where to flush them out.

Berry Wholesome Dog Treat Recipe

A bounty of berries in every bite of this dog treat recipe! This warm weather is berry beautiful! Gone is the brown grass and barren trees, and in its place…

Researchers Look To Chinese Herbs To Treat Dog Cancer

A cancer diagnosis for our dogs can mean a shorter lifespan. A Detroit pet hospital is looking to use traditional Chinese medicine to treat spleen cancer.

5 Ways to Paddle With Your Pooch

There's no reason why your dog can't join you in your paddling adventures. Just hop into these paddle-powered watercraft that are perfect for pooches.

Halloween Pumpkin Oatmeal Spice Dog Treat Recipe

Pumpkin, oatmeal and a touch of spice - so scary, and yet so good! Don't wait until Halloween to bake up a batch, they're good all year long.

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.

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.

Cheesy Bacon and Apple Dog Treat Recipe

Nothing brings Oscar into the kitchen faster than me frying up some bacon. I don’t do it too often – it’s an occasional treat for the two o…

Can Dogs Eat Peas?

Give peas a chance- or not? Here's all the important information on peas and the beneficiial effect they have on our dogs.

What The Heck Are Dog Eye Boogers?

They're gross and you've probably had to clean them from your dog's peepers at some point. But what exactly are dog eye boogers and should you be concerned?

Dog Lice: Everything You Need To Know To Protect Your Dog

You might start scratching reading the word ‘lice,’ and shiver at the thought of your dog having lice. Here’s what you need to know to prev…

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.

Ginger Snaps Dog Treat Recipe

Right now, my kitchen smells better than any air freshener you could buy at Bath & Body Works. It’s all thanks to this new Ginger Snaps Dog Treat Recip…

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.

Pulling For Urban Mushing – Is It The Right Activity For Your Dog?

If you want to give your dog an exceptional workout, you should try your hand at Urban Mushing. This sport is perfect for dogs with a high energy drive.

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&…

Plant-Based High-Protein Dog Foods: Busting The Myth

It’s common knowledge. Dogs, like their ancestors, dig meat. Ask any dog, and they’ll tell you with their drooling. But do they need meat? Let&rs…

Chili Recipe For Dogs

It’s not football season (just yet), but there’s no reason why we can’t enjoy some chili. And did you know that our dogs can even get in on…

“I and Love and You” Dog Treats Recall

Certain packages of "I and love and you" are part of a voluntary recall. Cow-Boom! strips have been recalled because of potential Salmonella contamination.

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.

Quinoa Dog Food Recipe

This is the first time I’ve used quinoa in a dog food recipe. I’m a big fan of this super seed that’s high in protein. To cook it, I used…

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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

Common Periodontal Disease In Dogs

Dog dental health: Pet parents need to know the basics about common periodontal disease in dogs including their causes, symptoms, and treatment options.

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…

Best Automatic Feeders for Dogs

Having an automatic feeder for dogs in your household can help with your pet's digestive and overall health and keep their weight at an optimal level.

Can Dogs Eat Ketchup?

These are the deets on dogs and ketchup- can they eat it, should they eat it, and what to do if your pooch already gobbled up some ketchup.

The Benefits of Dog Meditation

We're not talking about the "Downward Dog" position. Have you tried dog meditation - it not only relaxes you, but helps your dog focus and keep calm.

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.

Can I Put Vaseline on My Dog?

Does your dog have dry or irritated skin? You may be wondering, can I put Vaseline on my dog? Read on to learn if it's safe for your pooch.

What is Hypothyroidism in Dogs?

Let's talk facts. In this article you will learn the basics about what hypothyroidism in dogs is, how it affects dogs, and what can be done to treat it.

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.

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…

Is It Safe to Give Your Dog Vitamin C?

Vitamin C works the same way in dogs as it does in humans: it boosts the immune system, takes out viruses singlehandedly, and supports the adrenal glands.

What Pet Parents Need To Know About Reverse Sneezing In Dogs

Before you freak out, you should know that reverse sneezing is fairly common in dogs, and that flat-face breeds are more prone than others.

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.

Can I Give My Dog Aleve?

A common anti-inflammatory, Aleve is a popular over-the-counter drug you may use. But can you give your dog Aleve - is it safe?