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    Reviewed by Amy Flowers, DVM on June 14, 2019


    Animal Humane Society: "Grooming tips for dogs."

    American Kennel Club: "Bathing Your Puppy: Wet and Wild," "Treating and Preventing Hot Spots on Dogs," "Dog Ear Infections: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, and Prevention," "When Will My Dog's Permanent Teeth Come In?" "Cataracts Can Occur as Your Dog Ages," "What Happens When A Dog Reverse Sneezes?" "A Survival Guide for Dog Diarrhea," "Dog Vomiting: How Serious is it?" "Puppy Feeding Fundamentals," "Dog Constipation: Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment," "Best Dog Food for Large Breeds."

    ASPCA: "Heat Wave! Should You Shave Your Pet?" "Dog Grooming Tips," "Fleas and Ticks," "Common Dog Diseases," "Why Do Dogs Pant?" "Dog Nutrition Tips," "Spay/Neuter Your Pet," "Behavior Problems in Older Dogs," "Separation Anxiety," "Mouthing, Nipping and Play Biting in Adult Dogs."

    Orthopedic Foundation for Animals: "Genetics and Inheritance of Canine Deafness."

    Michigan City Animal Hospital: "Hearing Loss in Pets."

    Susan Nelson, DVM, clinical associate professor, Kansas State University.

    VCA Animal Hospitals: "Ear Infections in Dogs" "Retained Deciduous Teeth (Baby Teeth) in Dogs," "Glaucoma in Dogs," "Is My Dog Overweight?" "Obesity in Dogs," "Anal Sac Disease in Dogs."

    AKC Canine Health Foundation: "Canine Ear Inflammation and Infection," "Canine Eye Health," "Brachycephalic Research Shows Body Condition Is Key to Thermoregulation," "Why Pets Pee."

    Veterinary Institute of Integrative Medicine: "Dogs Chronic Resistant Ear Infections."

    Humane Society of the United States: "Dog Toys: How to Pick the Best and Safest," "How to Housetrain Your Dog or Puppy," "Stop Your Dog From Jumping Up."

    Animal Hospital of North Asheville: "Safe Chews for Dogs."

    Animal Dentistry and Oral Surgery: "Safe and Appropriate Chew Toys for Dogs."

    Cedar Valley Humane Society: "Tips for Caring for Older Dogs."

    The MSPCA-Angell: "Caring for Brachycephalic Dogs," "Loss of Appetite: Why Won't My Dog/Cat Eat?"

    Cummings Veterinary Medical Center, Tufts University: "HeartSmart: Information on Pets with Heart Disease."

    University of Utah Health Care: "Treatment for 'Weak Heart' in Dogs Shows Promise."

    TuftsNow: "If my dog sneezes, does it mean she has allergies?"

    American College of Veterinary Surgeons: "Brachycephalic Syndrome," "Patellar Luxations."

    Association of American Feed Control Officials: "How to Understand a Dog or Cat Food Label."

    Banfield Pet Hospital: "My Dog Is Bloated."

    American Animal Hospital: "How often does a dog need to urinate and have a bowel movement?"

    Texas A&M University Veterinary Medicine: "Joint Health."

    Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine: "Urinary Incontinence."

    Pooch to 5K: "At What Age Should You Run With Your Dog?"

    Vetstreet: "How Soon Can a Puppy Become a Jogging Partner?"

    UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine: "Disc disease."

    American Animal Hospital Association: "Hip Dysplasia."

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