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6 Reasons to Spay or Neuter Your Dog

Everyone knows that getting your dog spayed or neutered is the best way to prevent unwanted puppies. Really, unless your dog has a pedigree as long as your arm and competes in dog shows, you shouldn't be thinking about puppies at all. But aside from the obvious, there are several REALLY great reasons to get your dog spayed or neutered.

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.

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.

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.

What Is Glaucoma, and Will My Dog Get It?

Glaucoma is not a very common disease in humans or in dogs, but for those who are affected, it can be serious, and may require medication and other medical interventions. Here's what you need to know about what glaucoma in dogs is, how to tell if your dog has it, and what you should do next.

Dogs and von Willebrand's Disease

As a dog owner, you're probably always worried about your dog's health, but while many dog owners worry about things like lyme disease and hip dysplasia, many don't even know that von Willebrand's disease is a risk - until it happens to their dog. But it's more common than you think, and it could very well be something you and your dog have to face together, so here's what you need to know:

10 Ways to Be a Shelter Hero If You Can't Adopt

We've all got used to hearing "adopt, don't shop." There are many people out there who foster dogs, giving them homes when they need them the most. But sometimes, for whatever reason, adopting or fostering a dog just isn't an option. Maybe you work weird hours. Maybe your apartment is the size of a shoebox. Maybe you already have a dog that doesn't like to share his couch. Whatever it is, the good news is, you don't have to adopt or foster to be a shelter hero!

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