General Dog Health and Well Being
Note: The Health & Nutrition section of the Canada's Guide to Dogs website is intended as a source of information only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional care, but as an aid to those seeking health and nutrition information. Always consult with your Veterinarian and other professionals about health related matters and any concerns or questions you may have concerning your dog's diet and nutrition requirements. We do not endorse or recommend any one treatment or diet over another.
- Avoiding Winter Health Hazards Your dog needs your help to stay healthy this winter! Learn how to protect your pet in chilly weather. (Added: 22 Nov 2012)
- Keep your Dog Safe in the Snow Most dogs can't resist rolling in fresh snow. However, just like a child, your dog might not know when it's time to come in from the cold. This article offers tips on keeping playtime in the snow, fun and safe. (Added: 22 Nov 2012)
- How to Prevent 5 Common Dog Illnesses Tips to prevent some of the most common dog health problems. (Added: 22 Oct 2012)
- Animal Health A pet is never just a pet; it is part of the family. As such, owners want to spend as long as possible with them and with all the advances in veterinary medicine, pets are leading longer, healthier lives. (Video - Added 23 Feb 2010)
- Does Your Pet Need A Pet Insurance Policy? by Simon Markham
- Pet Insurance Online Makes Comparison Easy by Mark Gittelman
- Top 10 $1000. Dog Health Insurance Claims Find out which top 10 pet medical conditions cost dog owners $1000. or more. (Added: 25 May 2012)
- Coping with the Loss of a Dog The death of a beloved dog can be devastating. Here, experts offer suggestions on how to cope during this difficult time. By Rose Springer (Added: 25 May 2012)
- Alphabetical Listing of Dog Health Issues An alphabetical listing of canine illnesses/diseases with links to websites that cover the selected topic in great detail.
- The Merck Veterinary Manual "The single most comprehensive electronic reference for animal care information."
- Anatomy for the Pet Owner From the Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
- The Dog's Internal Anatomy: Part 1 - Skeletal
- The Dog's Internal Anatomy: Part 2 Muscles, Tendons, Ligaments, and Joints
- Teach Your Dog to Handle an Exam Your dog is never too young to learn how to be a good patient. In fact, the younger, the better. With the right training and socialization, medical exams will be less traumatic for you, your pup and your veterinarian. Read More (Added: 24 April 2012)
- A Guide To Your Puppy's Health by Randy Jones
- A Puppy Health Primer Your new puppy craves a lot of love and affection. But it also has very special health care needs. Here's how to keep your precious pup healthy, right from the start.(Added: 25 May 2012)
- Better Health for Your Hound Learn how proper nutrition and regular care of your dog's coat can make your pup the picture of health - inside and out.(Added: 25 May 2012)
- Are you Protecting your Dog's Health? Are you doing all that you can to safeguard your dog's health? Take our quiz to find out. (Added: 25 April 2012)
- 6 Ways to Keep your Dog Healthy in 2012 Ensure your dog's good health by following these recommendations. By Elijah Merrill (Added: 25 May 2012)
- What Are The Top Ten Dog Diseases? by Robert G. Knechtel
- Signs of Illness in Your Dog What exactly does dog illness look like? These warning signs could signify potential health problems, and they can help you help your dog stay healthy. By Darcy Lockman (Added: 25 May 2012)
- The Health Clues in Your Dog's Behavior Think your dog has an attitude problem? The problem may actually lie in your pup's health, not its outward disposition. By By Susan McCullough (Added: 25 May 2012)
- When Good Dogs Turn Bad A lovable canine temporarily turned "bad dog" may be acting out due to sickness or pain. Here, telltale signs of ailing pups and how to nip aggression in the bud. By Elizabeth Wasserman (Added: 25 May 2012)
- Health Problems Can Cause Behavior Problems Sometimes a change in your dog's behavior is really a sign of a health problem. If your dog is suddenly acting different, your first reaction should be a trip to the vet.(Added: 25 May 2012)
- Three-Legged "Tripawd" Dogs Read this inspiring article about dogs who have had a limb amputated and visit www.tripawds.com for an online tripod dog bone cancer resource center.
- Active Lives of Disabled Dogs Learn about physically challenged dogs that are beating the odds thanks to good care, technology and a positive spirit. By Kim Boatman (Added: 25 May 2012)
- The Pet Arthritis Resource Center An informational resource for anyone looking for information on arthritis in dogs, arthritis in cats, hip dysplasia, arthritis treatments, and glucosamine for pets.
- Rimadyl: News, Views & Advisories From The Senior Dogs Project
- Massage Therapy Goes to the Dogs by Pamela Porosky of Raven's Wing Animal Reiki and Massage (Added: 18 May 2012)
- How to Improve the Quality of Your Dog's Life! by Jörn Oleby, Author of Canine Massage and Stretching A Dog Owners Manual
- Dog Treadmills: Safe or Hazardous? By Dr. Tracy Dewhirst (Added: 25 May 2012)
- Could Your Dog Use Pool Therapy? By Dr. Tracy Dewhirst (Added: 25 May 2012)
- Canine Physical Therapy: Helping Dogs Heal By Dr. Tracy Dewhirst (Added: 25 May 2012)
- Pros and Cons of Buying Pet Medicine Online by Burke Jones
- Your Dog's Water by Daniel Moore (Article Added: 16 Oct 06)
- Protect Your Dog From These Preventable Threats By Robert Benson
- Is Your Dog at Risk for Sunburn? Your dog's skin is a telltale - or telltail, as the case may be - sign he has had too much sun exposure. If your dog is sunburned, his skin will look pinker than normal. It might be more sensitive to the touch too. Read More (Added 24 April 2012)
- How to Keep Your Dog Cool By Dr. Tracy Dewhirst Keep Your Dog Cool During Exercise, Heat Stroke can occur quickly. Read more. (Added 24 April 2012)
- Vaccines This section is provided as a means for learning about the issues surrounding vaccinations. Included here are links to various articles, documents and websites where indepth and significant information about vaccinations is available.
Shock to the System The Facts About Animal Vaccination, Pet Food and How to Keep your Pet Healthy
by Catherine O'Driscoll
Bringing together research from around the world, Shock to the System explains the physiology of stress, the role of genetics and nutrition and the health risks to our companion animals from over-vaccination. It also suggests sound solutions to keeping your pet healthy.
Available from: Dogwise.com
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- Safe, Effective Flea Control By Richard H. Pitcairn, D.V.M., Ph.D. and Susan Hubble Pitcairn
Authors of Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide To Natural Health for Dogs & Cats
- The Flea Allergy In Dogs And Cats by Grace Palce
- Identifying & Controlling Your Dog's Allergies by M. H. Molock
- Your Dogs Skin Allergies - A Guide To Treatment by Randy Jones
- Allergies - Dogs May Suffer Too by Kirsten Hawkins
- Is Pet Dental Health Really Important? by Lori Matthews
- They Call It "Dog Breath" For A Reason by Dawn Keadic
- Healing Touch for Animals A program that introduces holistic concepts to assist with injuries, illness, surgeries, wound healing, behavioral problems and stress related issues.
- Dog Owners Reduce Pesticide Use to Support the Healthy Paws Initiative (PDF file) The Canadian Centre for Pollution Prevention (C2P2) is an Environmental Non-governmental Organization encouraging actions that avoid or minimize the creation of pollutants and waste. This article includes information about an initiative which they are running in the City of Toronto to inform citizens about the effects of pesticide use on Dog health.
Note: We are always in need of articles for the Health and Nutrition section, submissions are welcome and encouraged. Please feel free to contact us.