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Dog Eye Allergies: Symptoms and Treatment

Matthew Everett Miller, DVM
Jul 6, 2020

How to Train a Deaf Dog

Carol Thompson, VMD
Jul 6, 2020

Health Articles

Shelby Loos, DVM
Jul 1, 2020

Is one human year equal to seven “dog years” when it comes to a dog’s age? Recent studies have shown that this isn’t exactly true. We all want our dogs to live forever, and we want to know how our dog’s age relates to human years. So what are dog years, and how do you calculate dog years in human terms? Here’s everything you need to know to convert dog years to human years—and to understand the science behind...
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Michael Kearley, DVM
Jun 30, 2020

Do dogs have periods? No—at least not like humans do. Dogs do not menstruate and are only receptive to mating when actively in heat. Do dogs go through menopause? No; dogs can become pregnant throughout their entire lives. There’s no short answer to explain the reproductive cycle of a female dog, especially in comparison to the human menstrual cycle. Here’s a guide to help you better understand dog heat cycles and all the changes that come...
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Leigh Burkett, DVM
Jun 30, 2020

Have you noticed that your dog’s ears smell? This can actually be a sign of a problem in your dog’s ears. Here’s what you need to know about smelly ears in dogs, from what causes the smell to tips for cleaning and preventing ear issues. Jump to a specific section here: What Causes a Dog’s Ears to Smell? Should You Clean Your Dog’s Ears? How to Clean Your Dog’s Ears How to Prevent Smelly...
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Nutrition Articles

Sophia Catalano, DVM
Jul 6, 2020

Whether you’re a new pet parent or an experienced one, you may wonder if it’s safe and/or healthy to give your dog peanut butter. Many peanut butters are, indeed, safe for most healthy dogs. Peanut butter is commonly used when giving medications, but can serve some other really useful purposes in your...
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Homemade Dog Food: Is It Healthy to Cook for Your Dog?

Homemade Dog Food: Is It Healthy to Cook for Your Dog?

Amanda Ardente, DVM, PhD
Jun 30, 2020
What You Need to Know About Raw Food Diets for Dogs

What You Need to Know About Raw Food Diets for Dogs

Amanda Ardente, DVM, PhD
Jun 30, 2020