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Keeping Your Dog Healthy

The dog health guide offers simple and practical advice for many common canine symptoms and illnesses. It is written by dog lovers, researchers and vets who understand that while there is no substitute for a Veterinarian, there are often simple things that can be done at home to help.

We believe that every dog owner needs to be an advocate for their dog's health. This means knowing the facts so that when faced with any kind of canine disease, you can have a productive conversation with your Veterinarian.

Our thinking on different illnesses is based on the common sense advice of dog owners and information from leading Veterinary authorities. Check back often since every week we will be updating and adding information on another canine disease.

Here's some quick links to the most common dog health conditions according to dog health insurance companies:
  • Dog Skin Allergies
  • Dog Ear Infections
  • Dog Stomach Upsets
  • Dog Bladder Infections
  • Canine Benign Tumors
  • Canine Arthritis
  • Dog Leg Sprains
  • Dog Eye Infections
  • Dog Diarrhea (canine enteritis)
  • Canine Hypothyroidism
Always be aware of any changes in your dog's behavior or habits as these can be early warning signs of dog disease. In particular, if you spot any of the following canine health problems, be sure to call your veterinarian:
  • Persistent Dog Diarrhea or Vomiting
  • Problems breathing
  • Lameness, limping or softness that persists
  • Dog cough that does not go away
  • Any type of bleeding or discharge
  • Low energy levels or lethargy
  • Dog skin conditions that do not heal, or show pus and blood, or skin welling and lumps
  • Poor appetite, avoidance of food
  • Weight loss
  • Collapse

We try and provide home remedies wherever possible, and never intend for the advice to be a substitute for a medical professional that knows your dog's breed and health. Whether discussing rice for diarrhea or treating arthritis in dogs, you'll hopefully find our approach helpful. The Dog Health Guide also tries to focus on specific dog symptoms such as canine cough and then helps you determine if the cough is due to canine kennel cough, coccidiosis dogs, or canine parasites such as heartworm or roundworm. We also suggest sites that can help to educate our readers such as this resource on dog grooming.

Please write to us with your suggestions and ideas or if you didn't find the information you were looking for.

All suggestions will be reviewed by our editors and posted for the benefit of our readers. Also, please send pictures of your dog. We'd love to meet him or her.

The information in is not intended to replace the advice of a Veterinarian or other Pet Health Professional.
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