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.

Should Dogs Drink Ice Cold Water?

Nothing quenches your thirst like a glass of cold water. But is it safe for your dog to drink ice cold water?

4 Sly Ways Pet Food Labels Are Misleading You

Here are the most common ways that pet food labels mislead you- and how to recognize it the next time you shop for your furball!

Lucky’s MMMMeaty Homemade Dog Stew Recipe

We welcome recipe submissions from our readers and are pleased to share this dog stew recipe from Sherry Faubus: Luckys MMMMeaty Homemade Dog Stew Recipe

Paw CBD: Walking Dogs Away From Worry

Whether it’s for ailments or stress, Paw CBD has the chew or oil to support your dog’s overall well-being – while you save 20% off! Our do…

Beefaloaf Meatloaf Dog Food Recipe

When you think of comfort food, good, ol' fashioned meatloaf has to come to mind. Now your dog can enjoy my Beefaloaf Meatloaf Dog Food Recipe.

Roll Out The Oats Dog Treat Recipe

It’s time to roll out the yumminess with our Roll Out The Oats Dog Treat Recipe. There’s a little bit of everything in here and it all adds up to…

Top 10 Best Virtual Vets: Veterinary Telemedicine For Your Pets

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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.

Wheely Good Time: Bikejoring and Scootering Part 2

All Kevin Roberts needs are a set of wheels and his energetic dogs to have a good time. And once he explains the ups and downs of Bikejoring and Scootering,…

New Findings Reveal CBD Oil Could Help Epileptic Dogs

The results are impressive: about 90 percent of the epileptic dogs that were given the CBD oil as part of the study had fewer seizures as a result.

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.

Cody’s Blend Homemade Dog Food Recipe

Cody's Blend Homemade Dog Food Recipe combines plenty of healthy ingredients: ground turkey, lentils, peas, carrots and split peas. Easy and delicious!

The Buzz About How Mosquitoes Can Sabotage Your Dog’s Health

Mosquitoes are pests – not just to humans, but to dogs as well. But did your know that a bite from this insect can cause more than just an itchy annoya…

Best CBD Oils For Dogs

If you've been thinking about CBD oils for your pup, but weren't sure what you needed to know or where you could find quality products, we've got the low-down on top 10 best CBD oils for dogs.

Cranberry Peanut Butter Dog Treat Recipe

We love cranberries – there are so many benefits of this fruit for dogs. That’s one of the reasons why we love to make this Cranberry Peanut Butter Dog Treat Re…

Aspirin For Dogs: Is It Safe Or A Headache?

A common over-the-counter pain medication, is Aspirin for dogs safe, or will it leave you and your dog with a headache that requires emergency treatment?

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.

Party-Down Dog Birthday Cake Recipe

This uber-easy dog birthday cake recipe is simple to make, contains all-natural and healthy ingredients and is totally delish (according to Oscar).

The Amazing Benefits Of Apple Cider Vinegar For Dogs

A holistic remedy that's picking up popularity in pet parents, we've been hearing lots of great things about the benefits of apple cider vinegar for dogs.

Black and Blueberry Frozen Dog Treat Recipe

What's black and blue and tasty all over? Our Black and Blueberry Frozen Dog Treats, and they're the perfect snack for panting pooches.

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.

Natural Health: Brewer’s Yeast Benefits For Dogs

Looking to add a natural supplement to your pooch’s diet? You’ll find Brewer’s yeast benefits for dogs may help sort out a few pesky health issues. We all want to make our dogs a little healthier. Here’s an easy way to do it!

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.

Do Dogs Get Stressed at Christmas?

Many people find that the holiday season is a crazy and stressful time. From family gatherings and work Christmas parties to holiday shopping and entertaining – it feels like we’re always on the go. But what about our dogs? Do dogs get stressed at Christmas?

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.

Why Is My Dog Shaking?

Here’s everything you need to know about possible reasons for shaking in dogs and how to react when your dog starts shivering and trembling out of nowhere.

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?

Spondylosis in Senior Dogs

As our dogs age and enter their golden years, there are many health-related conditions that they may experience.

Buster’s Natural Pet Supply Beef Trachea Dog Treats Recall

Pet International, Inc., of Miami, Florida is recalling 1500 units of 6” Beef Trachea Pet Treat because it has the potential to be contaminated with Sa…

The Five Signs of Pet Health

It isn't always easy for your pet to tell you when they aren't feeling their best. Thankfully, attentive cat and dog parents can still help monitor their pet's health by paying attention to five signs of overall wellbeing.

How To Treat Flea Bites On Dogs

Save your pet from the suffering of a severe infestation. Take a bite out of pesky flea problems, as we go over ways to treat flea bites on dogs.

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…

What is an Elimination Diet for Dogs?

The goal of an elimination diet is to identify which food (or foods) are triggering the adverse reaction in your pet.

All About Poison Ivy in Dogs

Poison ivy can be much more than just a pain to your pooch. Here's what you should know about poison ivy in dogs and what to do if your dog comes in contact with it.

Oscar’s Oats And Apple Dog Treat Recipe

Oscar is so good about being a taste tester that I thought I would name a treat after him. And so, Oscar's Oats And Apple Dog Treat Recipe was born.

YaDoggie Promises Pet Wellness With Smart Scoop Technology

YaDoggie is a new food and treat company out of Santa Cruz, California, that promises to put pet wellness first and offers cool predictive shipping!

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.

Cool Tips to Beat the Heat on Summer Hikes With Your Dog

Summer is fleeting, which is why you want to make the most of it with your dog. If you're hiking, keep these tips in mind to keep your dog safe.

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…

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 Probiotics for Better Digestion

Dog probiotics make sure your pet's gut is healthy and their immune system supported. Find out what are all of the benefits- and which probiotic to choose!

How Do Dogs Get Heartworm?

It's a potentially deadly disease that can be prevented... but how do dogs get heartworm? It'll be one more reason to hate those little blood suckers!

How to Protect Your Dog From Fleas and Ticks

Flea and tick season is here - so how do your protect your dog from these nasty pests?

Canine PTSD: What You Need To Know About PTSD In Rescue Dogs

You’re likely familiar with what Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is and what it may look like in humans. But did you know that up to nearly a fifth of res…

Nama-stay! Doga Gives Yoga A Furry Makeover

Haven't heard of it before? It's a new dog-friendly activity that pooches and their owners can participate in together, combining dogs and yoga - Doga!

Kale and Apple Dog Treat Recipe

Wouldn't it be great if you dog loved leafy greens as much as he loves treats? We combined the two with our Kale and Apple Dog Treat Recipe.

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?

Take Your Pet To The Vet Without Leaving Home With Vetster

The pandemic has changed the way we live our lives. It affects everything we do – how we work, how we shop, even how we interact with our pets. Even a visit…

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.

Benefits of Using Coconut Oil To Brush Your Dog’s Teeth

Coconut oil has a multitude of great uses when it comes to our dogs. Did you know that coconut oil can be used to brush your dog's teeth?

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.

Best Glucosamine for Dogs

Glucosamine for dogs helps produce and repair cartilage which results in better mobility and healthier joints. Find out which supplements are the best ones!

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.

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.

What on Earth is Earthdog?

Little dogs have a lot of energy - especially the ones that were bred to hunt and catch critters. You can put these skills to great use at Earthdog trials.

Still No Answers as FDA Issues Update on Jerky Pet Treat Investigation

It's been almost 10 years since the investigation started, and there are no definitive answers as to why dogs are dying after eating imported jerky treats.

5 Serious Illnesses Caused by Canine Dental Disease

You don't just keep your dog's teeth to keep them pearly white. Here are five serious illnesses caused by canine dental disease.

Gluten Free Pumpkin Coconut Dog Treat Recipe

Perfect for dogs who can't eat gluten, this recipe combines pureed pumpkin with coconut flour for a treat that's easy on the tummy.

These Dog Foods Are Recalled Due to Potential Salmonella Contamination

Recently, owners had been shocked to find out that three brands of pet food were recalled - having tested positive for salmonella.

Ending Pet Obesity: How You Can Help

Keeping your pet fit and at an optimal weight is essential for their overall wellbeing. Here's what you can do to combat pet obesity.