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Common Puppyhood Illnesses: Coccidia

One fairly common illness that you may encounter is coccidia, also known as coccidiosis. We’ve spoken to our veterinary consultant, Dr. Sinn, to bring you everything you need to know about identifying and treating coccidia in your puppy.

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Don’t Fear the Dentist! Doggy Dental Care for Dummies

One of the most endearing dog characteristics is a big, wide smile. But if your dog has bad dental hygiene, his mouth may be the last feature anyone wants to see (or smell).

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What to Know about Spaying and Neutering

While spaying and neutering are safe and routine medical practices performed by veterinarians across the country, the average dog owner may not know why the procedure is done, the associated benefits and whether the surgery is necessary. So, we’re shedding some light on what can be considered a taboo subject.

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The 411 on Hot Spots

Does your dog itch, scratch and lick himself so often in certain places that the affected areas become red, hot, irritated, or even bloody and scabbed? This ailment, also known as “hot spots” or “moist eczema,” is caused by a variety of factors.

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Giardia-The Common Puppy Parasite

If you’re worried about your new puppy being infected by Giardia, have no fear. We’ve laid out all you need to know about Giardia, answering some common questions and debunking misconceptions about the ailment.

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Car Safety: The Right Way to Transport Your Puppy

Many puppy parents don’t think twice about shuttling their new furry baby around in a car. But, what most don’t realize is that there are strict laws around transporting your four-legged pal in a moving vehicle.

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Fido, the Petsetter: Air Travel Safety

Whether flying in-cabin as carry-on or flying in cargo, we’ve outlined the key steps you can take for safely and responsibly flying your dog. Follow these tips and feel good about bringing your pup on that next vacation.

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Epilepsy in Dogs: Is My Dog at Risk for Seizures?

Seizures don’t just affect those of us who walk on two legs. Our four-legged friends can also suffer from seizures, and if the fits of uncontrollable twitching turn into a pattern, your dog may have epilepsy.

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Clean Your Dog’s Ears in Just a Few Easy Steps

With all of the upkeep that goes into caring for your beloved pooch, ear cleaning can be an easily forgotten hygiene task. But don’t play this health regimen “by ear,” if you catch our drift.

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Winter Hazards and Keeping Puppy Safe

Winter can also be a dangerous time of year…especially for our four-legged, furry friends. It’s crucial to be aware of winter-specific hazards so the necessary steps are taken to ensure our pets’ health and safety.

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Tackling Obesity: Common Dog Food-Related Myths

Just as obesity is an unhealthy, dangerous problem for humans, the same can be said for your canine companion. A whopping 34% of dogs are overweight, so as cute as an overly plump dog may be, obesity is a serious issue not to be taken lightly.

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Dog-Approved Table Scraps

Looking for a list of “safe” human foods for Fido? Look no further. Add these pup-friendly snacks to your grocery list and enjoy watching your dog chow down stress-free (in moderation of course)!

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The First Two Weeks: Warning Signs Your Dog Could Be Hypoglycemic

If your new puppy weighs four pounds or less, one important health condition to be aware of is Hypoglycemia. While treatable, it is important to know what to look for and to act quickly if you see any of the signs of Hypoglycemia in your pup.

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