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Can your tone of voice affect your dog’s training?

Dogs know more than you may realize, and the tone of voice you use to train your dog can affect if they take you seriously.

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How to spot muscular hypertonicity in dogs

This uncommon condition can cause your pet to become stiff or collapse after exercise. Here’s how to know if your dog has muscular hypertonicity.

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Here's how honey can help dogs with allergies and more

Eating local honey can be a good way for your pet to build up an immunity to seasonal allergies.

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This is why dogs eat poop and how to stop them

You’ve probably caught your dog eating poop — whether their own or someone else’s. Here’s how to stop this common habit.

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How to detect and treat scoliosis in cats

In most cases, scoliosis in cats is congenital, meaning they’re born with it. If you suspect your cat may have an abnormally shaped spine, here’s what you need to know.

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Here’s what to do when your dog has a fever

If you think your dog may have a fever, it’s important to help them cool down. Here’s what you can do to cool them down and when to contact your vet.

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Tips for keeping your dog safe when coexisting with coyotes

Coyotes can adapt and thrive in most environments (including urban areas). So it’s essential to know how to protect your pup against coyote attacks.

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How to know if your dog has pneumonia

Dogs can get common illnesses like colds and pneumonia just like humans, but don’t worry. You can’t give your dog pneumonia, and they can’t give it to you.

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Can dogs eat ice cream?

If you want to serve your dog ice cream, it’s essential to read the ingredients and avoid certain flavors.

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How to spot and prevent heatstroke in dogs

To guarantee a safe and fun summer with your pup, it’s important to know how to spot the symptoms of heatstroke and heat exhaustion.

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The truth about ascites in dogs

Ascites, which is a particular kind of bloat in dogs, is a symptom of several underlying conditions. Here’s how to help your pup.

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Lockjaw in dogs and cats: what is trismus?

Some injuries in pets can cause tetanus, which can lead to trismus. Here’s how to spot the symptoms of lockjaw in dogs and cats.

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Can dogs eat ham?

Ham isn’t the best snack for your dog. Even a small amount of ham could cause gas and other abdominal discomfort.

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Hypoglycemia in cats and what it means for blood sugar levels

Lower energy levels could be a sign that your cat may be experiencing low blood sugar.

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Can dogs eat honey?

Honey is packed full of sugar, so consumption should be limited, but it’s also a good source of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.

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How to detect and treat scoliosis in dogs

Dogs with scoliosis may suffer from back pain. Luckily, this condition is rare, and most dogs with scoliosis don’t need a treatment plan.

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Can dogs eat chocolate?

Chocolate is one of the foods most infamously off-limit for dogs for a reason.

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Diarrhea in cats: treatment and when to see a vet

Here's what you can give cats for diarrhea. If your cat's condition worsens, see a veterinarian for treatment and guidance on what to feed your cat.

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Can dogs eat cranberries?

While cranberries aren’t toxic for your dog, it’s important not to give them too many. Here’s what you need to know about feeding cranberries to your dog.

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Can dogs eat tuna?

Tuna fish is generally safe to feed your dog, but some types may be less safe than others. Here’s what you need to know about feeding tuna to your dog.

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Can dogs eat pumpkin?

As long as you’re not filling their water bowl with pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkins are a safe (and healthy) treat for dogs.

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Can dogs eat garlic?

Like onions, as part of the allium family of vegetables, garlic is toxic for our furry friends.

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How to find a lost pet or report one found

No one wants to consider the reality of losing a pet — but, it’s important to be prepared in the case it happens.

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Understanding your dog’s body language

Even though dogs can’t use their words to express themselves, their body language is a good indicator of what they’re feeling.

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