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Dog care

A happy, healthy dog makes for a happy, healthy human. Our dog care resources give you the information you need to keep your canine companion happy and healthy in between regular veterinary visits.

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Dog general health 

Giving your dog a massage Have you ever wondered how to give your dog a proper massage? This video features Dr. Narda Robinson demonstrating some basic canine massage techniques. Your dog will love it! ... Read More Brushing your dog's teeth Equally important to annual dental exams at your veterinarian’s practice is home dental care, including brushing your pet’s teeth every day if possible. AAHA recommends a technique for both younger and older animals, although it’s easier to start brushing when your pet is young. Introducing ... Read More Caring for your new dog or puppy Congratulations on the addition of your new dog or puppy! Here’s what you need to know to take good care of your pet, according to Wendy Hauser, DVM, of the Coal Creek Veterinary Hospital, Centennial, Colo. ... Read More

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Dog behavior 

Biting The bad news: Dogs of any breed or size can, and do, bite. The good news: There are really very few aggressive dogs. Most dogs bite because they’re ... Read More

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Dog diseases and conditions

Hip dysplasia (dog) Definition Hip dysplasia is a genetic disorder in which dogs have a poor fitting hip joint. This ball and socket joint should fit together neatly, ... Read More

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