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.

How To Stop Stinky Dog Farts

Urgh! What's that smell? We've been blaming rotten smells on the dog for many years, but what can you do if you've got a legitimate problem with dog farts?

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…

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.

Stella & Chewy’s Recalls Frozen Dinner Morsel Products

Stella & Chewy's is voluntarily recalling four of its products sold in the U.S. and Canada due to concerns of a possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes.

Why is Protein Essential in a Dog’s Diet?

For optimal wellness, dogs need a balanced diet that includes high-quality proteins. Here's why protein is essential to your dog's health.

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?

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!

Easy-Peasy Peanut Butter Dog Treats Recipe

Dogs love peanut butter. When we can across the Easy-Peasy Peanut Butter Dog Treats Recipe, I knew it was right up our alley (in regards to skill level).

Chicken Casserole Dog Food Recipe

The chicken casserole is an instant fave with dogs and pet parents alike- it’s healthy, tasty, and easy to prepare. You wouldn’t eat the same gru…

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…

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.

Frauds Sell ‘Anti-Vax’ Pills Made From Diseased Flesh, Endangering

RSPCA warns that anti-vax remedies that are being offered online can cause numerous issues and that there is no alternative when it comes to vaccines.

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.

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?

Feel The Burn: Canicross In The Snow

The winter doesn't mean you can hibernate until April. There's no excuse for laziness. Kevin Roberts wants you to get moving and give winter canicross a go!

Top 5 Reasons To Go For An Autumn Hike With Your Dog

Avid outdoorsman Kevin Roberts doesn’t like to be shut indoors… especially at this time of the year. He and his pack take advantage of the milde…

How To Choose a Headlamp for Night Time Dog Mushing

Lots of things go bump in the night - but you don't want it to be you or your dogs! Longer nights mean lighting up the trails with the proper headlamps.

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.

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.

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…

Best Tick Sprays

Tick sprays help keep your pet protected from a range of nasty bloodsuckers and dangerous diseases they transmit through their bite.

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?

Best Dog Dewormers

Dog dewormers keep your pet free of dangerous internal parasites- and make sure they are not at risk for serious health issues.

Treating Horse Fly Bites on Dogs

Shoo, horse fly - don't bother my dog! Horse fly bites can turn from a minor irritation to a pull-blown problem, so know how to treat them.

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!

Top 5 Best Supplements For Dry Skin On Dogs

Is your dog suffering from unstoppable itching that's driving him crazy? Stop the scratching with common and proven remedies for dry skin on dogs.

Gastritis in Dogs: Everything You Need to Know

A serious digestive issue, gastritis in dogs can be acute or chronic. Do you think that your dog suffers from these disease? Read on to find out more about gastritis.

4 Ingredients Dog Treat Recipe

If you’re in a bit of a rush and don’t have many ingredients to work with, the 4 Ingredients Dog Treat Recipe will be right up your alley. We lov…

Canine Malocclusion: Dogs With Underbites

Dogs with underbites have a certain look - it gives them a stern yet adorable demeanor. Known as canine malocclusion, here's what you need to know.

Homemade Beef Liver Dog Stew Recipe

Homemade Beef Liver Dog Stew Recipe is full of good stuff - beef liver which contains protein, fat and vitamin A, as well as fresh vegetables and chickpeas.

Can Dogs Eat Peas?

If you want to find out can dogs eat peas, this comprehensive guide about the tasty veggie will tell you all you need to know.

Homemade Dehydrated Dog Jerky Recipe

I love our readers - they are so helpful and have some really awesome ideas. Linda Dwyer passed along an idea for a Homemade Dehydrated Dog Jerky Recipe.

Why Do Dogs Get Ear Infections?

Ear infections are no fun for dogs or for their owners. Painful and smelly, there are a variety of reasons why your dog may be prone to ear infections.

Be Part of the 10,000 Dog Aging Project To Study Why Smaller Dogs Live

Have you ever wondered why small dogs live longer than large dogs? That's the catalyst behind the 10,000 Dog Aging Project.

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.

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.

Does My Dog Need Vitamins And Supplements?

Navigating the optimal health and nutrition for your pooch can be frustrating – is she getting everything she needs in her diet? If you’re wonder…

What You Need To Know About Dog Food Labels

What’s going in your dog’s bowl? Read dog food labels carefully before you buy Looking into what goes into your dog’s food is an important…

What You Need to Know About Osteosarcoma in Dogs

Another name for bone cancer, osteosarcoma is the most common form of cancer in dogs - and the most aggressive. Here's what you need to know.

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.

The Shocking Truth About Dogs and Garlic

There is a lot of controversy surrounding dogs and garlic on the Internet. Thanks to the research efforts of experts, many believe garlic is good for dogs.

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…

Can Dogs Eat Cranberries?

Cranberries boast a host of health benefits - but are they safe for your dogs to eat? Let's answer the question: can dogs eat cranberries?

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…

Best Dog Cones

Your dog's recovery period doesn't have to be more stressful than it already is- take a look at our top 10 list of best dog cones to find the ideal model.

Canna-Pet Offers Relief to Pets Naturally With CBD-Based Treatments

Canna-Pets is a pioneer of cannabinoid nutrition for pets, and a godsend to pet parents looking to treat their pets naturally and effectively.

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.

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.

Don’t Bug Out, But This Company Wants You To Feed Your Pet Insects

A Canadian company that produces raw food for pets now adds insect protein to their offer: now Fido can munch on bugs for dinner.

What is Pythiosis in Dogs?

Most dogs love to swim. But there are hidden dangers in the water, in the form of microscopic spores called pythiosis, that can harm your pooch.

The Best-Rated Flea Treatments and Preventions on Amazon

For tick and flea awareness month, PetGuide.com has a list of the best-rated flea preventions and remedies on Amazon based on customer reviews.

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.

What You Should Know About Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency in Dogs

A blood disorder, Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency is an inherited disease that affects certain breeds of dogs. Here's what you should know about this disease.

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.

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…

Can Dogs Eat Onions?

Some dogs will eat anything that drops in the kitchen. But when you're prepping your meals, make sure you're careful when cutting onions.

Understanding Lyme Disease Symptoms in Dogs

Ticks are harbingers of disease and illness. During tick season, be on the lookout for these Lyme Disease symptoms in dogs.

Love Is In The Air, But So Are Canine STDs

Many pet owners are not even aware that dogs are able to get, carry and share Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). Here's what you need to know.

Dogs Panting: Why Does Your Pooch Do It?

Tongue hanging out; drool hitting the floor - they're the telltale signs of dogs panting. Your pooch does it when he's hot, as well as other reasons.

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.