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A Whiff of Illness

 Subscribers OnlyWhen it comes to the sense of smell, dogs leave us in the dust. They have nearly 20 times more primary smell receptor cells in their...

Brushing Your Dog’s Teeth: A Primer

 Subscribers OnlyA lot of dogs don’t mind having their teeth brushed. They like the sensation, they like the flavors of doggie toothpaste (beef,...

Beyond Supplements

Fish oil, glucosamine/chondroitin combos, and green-lipped mussels are not the only ingredients added to food and dietary supplements to...

Dear Doctor: Vaccine Confusion

I asked a receptionist at my vet’s office if she knew about the 3-year schedule for vaccines and why they still give annual shots....

How Much Exercise is Right?

 Subscribers OnlyExercise does more than help keep your dog’s weight where it should be, maintain his cardiovascular fitness, and forestall the...

Dogs Get Lou Gherig’s Disease, Too

 Subscribers OnlySomething was wrong. Active Chesapeake Bay retriever Jameson had only just turned eight but was not picking up one of his back feet all...

Medical Marijuana for Dogs?

 Subscribers OnlyAlthough marijuana, or cannabis, is classified as a Schedule 1 substance by the federal government, meaning it has a high potential for...