Content tagged "dog"

Dog Collars and Harnesses

Companion Animals Updated: February 22, 2011

Every puppy should have a collar to wear on its first day home. Collars can save a dog’s life by helping owners keep the dog from wandering into traffic or...

Canine Vaccine Guidelines

Companion Animals Updated: February 21, 2011

Introduction When should I vaccinate my puppy? Does my dog need to be vaccinated every year? These are common questions about vaccinations for which there...

Ectoparasites: Fleas

Companion Animals Updated: February 14, 2011

The most common external parasite of the dog and cat is the flea. Fleas love warm, humid environments and do not survive for long periods in extreme heat,...

Alopecia X

Companion Animals Updated: February 11, 2011

Alopecia X is the name given to a cosmetic condition found primarily in Nordic breeds of dogs, as well as miniature and toy poodles. The primary symptom...

Pet Food Labels: Nutritional Adequacy Statement

Companion Animals Updated: February 11, 2011

One of the most important items to look for on the information panel is the “Nutritional Adequacy Statement.” This statement provides the guarantee that...

Pet Food Labels: Guaranteed Analysis

Companion Animals Updated: February 11, 2011

The guaranteed analysis can be found on the information panel of a pet food label. This portion of the label provides the nutrient composition of the diet....

Pet Food Labels: Feeding Guidelines

Companion Animals Updated: February 11, 2011

Another item found on the information panel of a pet food label is the feeding guidelines. These tell pet owners how much to feed based on their pet’s body...

My dog had 12 puppies. How do I know if they are all getting fed? Can she feed that many?

Companion Animals Updated: September 09, 2010

My dog won’t let me brush him. How can I groom him without taking him to a groomer?

Companion Animals Updated: July 31, 2010

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