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Skin Fold Dermatitis: What Dog Owners Need to Know

If you own a dog that has wrinkles, there are two things you should know. First, wrinkly, squooshy faces can make YOUR heart grow three sizes, and second, they are at risk of skin fold dermatitis. Here's what you need to know to keep that precious face happy, healthy, and itch free.

When Your Dog Has Epilepsy

Many people think that epilepsy is a rare condition in dogs, but the truth is, it's the most common neurological disorder seen in dogs. As many as 0.75% of all dogs, or about one in every 135 dogs, will be diagnosed with epilepsy. Which means that if you go to a busy dog park, there's a good chance at least one dog there will be epileptic.

Those are some pretty high numbers. Here's what you need to now about canine epilepsy.

Breed Profile: Border Collie

It's the breed that regularly tops the list of most intelligent dog breeds: the Border Collie. But it's so much more than a super smart dog. The Border Collie is friendly, energetic, a great family pet and an amazing companion dog. Border Collies may be smart, but they also offer the whole package, which makes them an amazing choice for anyone looking for a larger breed of dog.

Hot Spots: What Dog Owners Need to Know

We call them hot spots. Your veterinarian probably calls them acute moist dermatitis. Whatever you call them though, they're no fun for your dog. We look at what causes hot spots, how you can prevent them from happening, and how you can help your dog if they do develop one.

Breed Profile: Pug

If their social media popularity is anything to go by, the Pug may just be the little dog that conquers the world! Since all those social media posts are pretty true to their personalities, you probably already know what to expect from Pugs: friendly, funny little dogs that snort and… well… fart in equal measure, and who make great family pets.

If you’re thinking about adding a pug to your life, here’s what you need to know.

Breed Profile: Irish Wolfhound

If you like a WHOLE lotta dog, then the Irish Wolfhound definitely needs to be on your dog breed shortlist! They're one of the tallest dog breeds out there, but they're also friendly and gentle, which makes them a great choice as a family pet - provided you have the space and stamina to keep them moving!

Breed Profile: Weimaraner

They might not be a popular breed in Canada, but there's no denying that the Weimaraner is a striking breed! With their distinctive grey coat and yellowish, grey or blue eyes, they're impossible to mistake for anything other than themselves, and they make good family dogs too!

A breed that was literally born to hunt, they're energetic, brave and smart, and if you are looking for a larger, easy to maintain and active dog for your family, this might be it!

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