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Common Health Problems in Six Popular Dog Breeds [Infographic]

Piyush Mangukiya | Posted 01.07.2016 | HuffPost Home
Piyush Mangukiya

When choosing a dog breed it is important to think about more than just the dog's appearance and temperament. Thinking about the health problems to which the breed is prone can be very important because it will affect the dog's lifespan

Knowing These 11 Symptoms Could Save Your Dog’s Life

Little Things | Jade Walker | Posted 09.18.2015 | Healthy Living

One of the best ways to spot serious medical problems is by paying attention to what is going on inside your body. Unfortunately, our pets are not abl...

Almond Butter-Banana Cookies for Your Furry Friend (That You'll Want to Eat Too)

Deborah Stachelski | Posted 09.04.2016 | Taste
Deborah Stachelski

I've always dreamed of being the super crafty, baking mom, and making cookies for my kids on a Saturday morning is at the top of the must-do list. Sin...

In Praise of Senior Dogs

Cesar Millan | Posted 07.28.2016 | Green
Cesar Millan

For dogs, most breeds are considered seniors once they reach eight years of age. Veterinary care of senior and geriatric dogs has made big advances in just the last decade, so there's no reason that your dog can't live a long, happy, comfortable life.

Dog Flu: Canine Influenza

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 05.31.2015 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

Approximately three weeks ago, my Chicago practice experienced a tremendous rise in the number of dogs experiencing respiratory diseases. Initially many of these dogs were energetic with deep, harsh coughs without a fever.

'Furever' Young: 5 Tips for Caring for Older Dogs

Sean Conlon | Posted 05.09.2015 | Green
Sean Conlon

It's easy to add happiness, health, and years of life to your aging pup. Here are five ways to care for your older dogs.

Think You Love Your Dog? Think Again

Trish Mitchell | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Trish Mitchell

This is a rant. Saw a post on a Facebook dog page, supposedly humorous, where a woman laughingly described how her dog was completely neurotic, anxio...

Single in the City and Want a Dog? 10 Things to Consider Before Taking the Plunge

Jillian Fischer | Posted 11.08.2014 | Green
Jillian Fischer

You've been told that dogs can cure all of you're singleton problems. Like helping you attract that cute blonde you met in the dog park. Or saving you from choking on that doughnut hole so you don't die alone in your apartment. However, raising Fido in an urban environment is a lot different than in suburbia.

7 Tips For You And Your Dog This July 4th

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Feldman | Posted 07.03.2014 | Green

You might be excited to head to your neighbor's house to barbecue and watch the fireworks, but chances are your dog is freaked out about it. With the ...

Dancing With the Devil: A Puppy Mill Retailer

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 06.16.2014 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

I'm proud that I live in Chicago, a city that just banned the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits from commercial breeders (puppy mills) to Chicago retailers. I believe that this ban will be a great step toward the annihilation of the pet mill industry.

Hospice Care... for Pets?

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 05.27.2014 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

With their sights firmly focused on their animal patients, rather than their illness, they alleviate any end-of-life stress, from routine transportation and extended medical stays to painful suffering.

Understanding The Health Risks Of Purebred Dogs

Reuters | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green

By Molly Hensley-Clancy NEW YORK, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Cathy West fell for Chewy the minute she saw him. A friend had bought the pedigre...

Death by Chocolate: The Tragedy, Not the Dessert

Eliot Daley | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Eliot Daley

You know the scene: the cheery holiday house decorated with lights and greenery and candies and candles and people -- our house filled to overflowing ...

Tips To Keep Your Pooch Safe This Holiday Season

Posted 12.15.2013 | Green

With the holiday season now in full-force, it's important to remember the health and safety of the four-legged creatures sitting underneath the dinner...

The Holiday Gift Puppy

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 02.12.2014 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

Experts caution against it, but the irresistible allure of a bow-collared puppy romping with over-stimulated, pajama-clad children is just too much: People give puppies for the holidays.

Invisible Dental Disease in Pets

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

Dental disease can be painful and can lead to more serious health problems, like kidney, heart and liver disease. Be proactive with your pet's dental health.

5 Pet-Friendly Alternatives To The Cone Of Shame

Posted 09.14.2013 | Green

From VetStreet's Dr. Patty Khuly: It’s all fun and games until someone ends up in a cone. So goes the caption to an irresistible LOLcat image ...

Katherine Bindley

This Is Not A Normal Dog Collar

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Bindley | Posted 06.07.2013 | Technology

Ever wonder what your dog does all day while you're at work? Does he sit around on the couch too much? Is the person you're paying to walk him taking ...

The Socially Responsible Pet

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 05.29.2013 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

I believe that everyone has the capacity to have a positive impact in their community. It may be as simple as offering a meal to someone who is hungry, teaching someone a new skill, or solving a problem that has perplexed society. I believe that your pet can be socially responsible as well.

Never Punish Your Pet for This Accident!

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 03.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

It's important to understand your pet isn't intentionally leaking urine. She has no control over what's happening. This is not a behavioral problem, it's a medical problem -- so trying to correct or punish your pet is a bad idea on multiple levels.

Bread Dough Toxicosis

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 01.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

There are two concerns for a dog that has eaten bread dough. One, there's a large mass of dough in the stomach that is continuing to rise. Two, the warm environment of the stomach promotes ongoing fermentation of the alcohol in the dough, which can result in ethanol toxicosis.

New Dog Pedometer Lets Owners Track Pet Health

Agence France Presse | | Posted 01.27.2013 | Green

Employee Yoko Mitsuyama of Japan's computer maker Fujitsu holds her dog 'Ace' who is wearing the company's 'Wandant', a device developed to maintain a...

Zena the Wonder Dog

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 12.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

I met Zena in November 2007. Her owner was desperate to find holistic options to help regulate her pet's blood sugar levels.

It's a Dog's Life: Eat, Play, Love

Robert Leahy, Ph.D. | Posted 12.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Robert Leahy, Ph.D.

What if you went through today -- one day -- living your life the way a dog sees it? Thrilled to go for a short walk, ecstatic over meeting another dog, happy as can be just to feel someone's touch, playing with the simplest toys.

Your Dog May Be Your Best Matchmaker!

Cesar Millan | Posted 09.30.2012 | Entertainment
Cesar Millan

It stands to reason that if dogs can sniff out cancer cells in humans, detect bombs, and locate lost people, might they also be the key to finding your perfect match?