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Historical Hounds: Balto And The Great Race Of Mercy

(Image Credit: Getty Images/Bettmann/Contributor) Dogs have a special place in our heart. However, some dogs also have a special place in history. Historical Hounds is a series that focuses on dogs marked down in history through notability or extraordinary behavior and accomplishments. Balto is one such dog who made an impact and deserves to be remembered. You’ve …

10 Common Dog Grooming Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Grooming your dog can be messy, difficult, and downright unpleasant, but it can be even worse for both you and your pup when you’re making mistakes without realizing it. Maybe you want to save some cash by doing the grooming yourself instead of relying on professionals. However, there’s a reason dog …

9 Myths About Dogs That Need To Be Busted

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) As dog lovers, it’s our responsibility to provide our furry friends with the best care that we can. In order to do that, we need to understand our dogs and their needs, and we have to know how to keep them healthy and happy. Myths about dogs can make that difficult. …

Weimaraner Puppies: Cute Pictures And Facts

Weimaraner puppies sure are adorable, and if you looked at the pictures above, you already know that much! If you grew up watching Sesame Street–or if you’re just a fan of dog art–chances are you’re familiar with William Wegman and his adorable Weimaraner dogs. These regal-looking silver canines give off an air of confidence and calm. …

Pyelonephritis In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Pyelonephritis in dogs is a bacterial infection of the ureter in the kidney, which is part of the upper urinary tract. It’s generally caused by a lower urinary tract infection (UTI) that migrates upward toward the kidney, though it can have other causes, as well. This type of UTI usually happens …

Gold Souls, Gray Faces: 7 Tips For Flying With A Senior Dog

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Gold Souls, Gray Faces is a series dedicated to helping dog owners take care of their sweet senior pooches. Traveling with any dog by plane can be challenging, and for senior dogs with extra medical needs, aches and pains, and difficulty relaxing, it can be even more stressful. In fact, I would …

Ascites In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Ascites in dogs is an abnormal buildup of fluid in the abdomen. It is also called abdominal effusion. There are many possible medical conditions in dogs that would cause such a buildup, and even though it can be treated, it’s likely to return if the underlying condition remains. Though ascites is …

7 Of The Weirdest Jobs Dogs Can Do With Their Noses

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) You’ve probably heard about dogs who use their noses to sniff out explosives, find missing people, or even sense medical needs, like detecting cancer or predicting an oncoming seizure. Those aren’t the only things dogs’ noses are good for, though. In fact, their super sniffers are often better at detecting things …

Can Dogs Eat Avocados? Are Avocados Safe For Dogs?

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Can dogs eat avocados? There isn’t a short yes or no answer. Avocados can be dangerous for dogs, though reports that they are actually toxic are sometimes blown out of proportion. So long as they are prepared properly, avocados are usually safe for dogs to eat. Much of the controversy around …

Cushing’s Disease In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Cushing’s disease, or hyperadrenocorticism, in dogs is a condition caused by an overactive adrenal gland that pumps too many steroids and hormones into the bloodstream. This can result from tumors or growths in the adrenal or pituitary glands, as well as exposure to corticosteroid medications. Though it can affect dogs at many …