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How to Teach a Puppy to Sit

Puppies truly are one of life's great joys. Getting a new puppy changes your life, gives you a warm fuzzy feeling, and adds another member to your family. But it also comes with a few challenges, and early training is definitely one of them. Read on to find out how you can start to train your puppy to sit from the very first day.

Can My Dog Get Covid 19?

Over the past three months, a virus that started out in China has spread to every continent, caused tens of thousands to be hospitalized, and proven fatal for thousands of those. Coronavirus or Covid 19 is rapidly becoming a global crisis, and while we're all worried about our family and friends, most dog owners are also worried that their dogs might be at risk. Here's what you need to know.

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 Mange?

Most people have heard someone refer to mange or mangy, but many people, particularly in Canada, don't realize exactly what mange actually is. If you're not sure, read on, while we explain what mange is, what causes it, and how it can be treated.

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.

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.

Warning! These Items Contain Xylitol!

Xylitol is a popular sugar substitute that's been used for decades in many different products. But it's also highly toxic to dogs. In fact, just last year, a Great Dane in Ontario died after eating a pack of gum.

But gum is not the only thing that we have around our homes that contains xylitol, and you might have highly toxic substances within reach of your dog right now. Read on to find out why xylitol is dangerous for dogs, get a list of products that commonly contain this artificial sweetener, how to avoid them, and what to do if you think your dog might have eaten some.

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