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The Sling’s the Thing

When you reach for the leash, do you find your dog’s eyes conveying an emphatic “yes!” but his body leaning toward “no?” Has his...
Vet examining dog

Dear Dear: Worried about abdominal surgery

Q. My dog is supposed to undergo abdominal surgery, but I am worried about putting him through it. When my husband had abdominal surgery,...
The cranial cruciate ligament, or CCL, connects the thigh bone (femur) to the shin bone (tibia). If the ligament tears, however, (see inset), the two bones slide past each other during walking and running. That's what causes the pain.

A Tear in the Knee

Perhaps you have heard of athletes who tore their ACL — the acronym for a ligament in the knee called the anterior cruciate ligament....
A reverse sneeze looks very uncomfortable, but the dog will be back to himself as soon as it’s over.

Reverse Sneezing

During a regular sneeze, air is rapidly pushed out through the nose. But during a reverse sneeze, which sounds like loud snorting, air is...
Vacuum cleaners can be very scary for dogs, but you can help them get past their fear.

Fear of Inanimate Things

We have good news for you. If your dog is afraid of something — the vacuum cleaner, slippery floors, car rides — you do...