Dogs News & Features
- Cancer in Dogs: What to Know
September 28, 2022 — A veterinary expert answers commonly asked questions about cancer in dogs, including what common symptoms to look for, cancer rate differences by breed, and how to help prevent cancer in your pet.
- Like Humans, a Dog's Odds for Dementia Rise With Age
August 26, 2022 — New research shows that risk climbs by half with every extra year of life in a dog's golden years.
- Michigan Officials Puzzled by Mysterious Deaths of Dogs
August 24, 2022 — Health authorities are investigating a parvovirus-like illness that has killed more than 30 dogs in northern Michigan, most within three days.
- Behind Watery Eyes: Is Your Pet Happy to See You?
August 23, 2022 — Dogs produce more tears when reunited with their owners than with other humans, a new study says. The finding suggests that emotions in dogs may produce tears.
- Monkeypox Confirmed in Pet Dog
August 15, 2022 — The monkeypox virus has been confirmed in a pet dog, and it most likely spread from owners who had the virus, according to a new case report in The Lancet.
- Heartworms in Dogs: Myths and Facts
June 9, 2022 — Heartworms in dogs are easy to prevent, but difficult, and costly, to cure.
- Should Your Dog Go Vegan?
April 14, 2022 — A new survey of dog owners suggests canines who follow a vegan diet might be a bit healthier. However, not all veterinary nutritionists agree.
- Dogs Feel Grief When Canine Companion Dies
February 24, 2022 — New research reveals when dogs experience the death of a fellow canine companion, they mourn the loss.
- Most Dog Breeds Are Highly Inbred -- and Unhealthy
December 7, 2021 — A new study confirms that most dog breeds are now highly inbred, increasing a dog's risk of health problems.
- How Much Does Your Dog Understand When You Talk?
September 24, 2021 — Learn how many words dogs understand and how to teach them to obey verbal commands.
- What to Do if Your Dog Is Jealous
September 23, 2021 — Are you dealing with a jealous dog? Learn more about what to do.
- How to Help a Lost Dog
September 22, 2021 — Have you encountered a lost and scared dog? Learn more about how to help them.
- What to Do If You See a Dog in a Hot Car
September 22, 2021 — Learn what's helpful and not helpful to do when you see a dog in a hot car.
- How to Read Your Dog's Body Language
August 31, 2021 — Struggling to understand your dog? Read on to learn how to read them through their body language.
- How to Help Your Child Who is Afraid of Dogs
August 30, 2021 — Learn about helping your child overcome a fear of dogs, including creating a plan for dog interactions.
- How to Bathe Your Dog
August 30, 2021 — Learn about bathing your dog, including making bath time fun for your dog and efficient for you.
- How to Care for Your Young Adult Dog
August 27, 2021 — Learn about caring for your young adult dog, including activity, dental care, and nutrition.
- How to Care for Your Mature Adult Dog
August 25, 2021 — Learn about caring for your mature adult dog, including dental care, mental health, and nutrition.
- Adopting a Dog at Any Age
July 27, 2021 — Before adopting a dog, think about the pros and cons of a puppy, adult dog, or senior. Learn more about how to choose a pet that's right for you.
- Prepare Your Home and Family for a Dog
July 27, 2021 — Before you bring home a new pup, get expert tips on how to make sure your home and family are ready.
- What a Vet Wants You to Know About Adopting a Dog
July 27, 2021 — Take it from an expert: There are a lot of things to think about before you bring home a new dog. Here’s what you should consider.
- My Dog Saved Me
July 27, 2021 — Did you save the dog, or did the dog save you? One pet parent reveals the unexpected benefits they got from their pups.
- Your New Rescue Dog Misbehaves: What Do You Do?
July 26, 2021 — Things aren’t perfect with your new rescue pup. Here’s what to do about jumping, barking, chewing, and other bad habits.
- Dog Adoption Lasts a Lifetime
July 26, 2021 — Are you ready for the commitment of adopting a dog? Learn how to make a lifelong love connection with your adopted pet.
- How Much Exercise Does Your Dog Need?
July 26, 2021 — Exercise is more than just fun for your dog -- it's essential for good health and good behavior. Find out how much activity your dog needs to stay healthy and happy.
- What to Do if Your Dog Runs Away
July 26, 2021 — Your dog has run away. How do you get your furry friend back? First step: Get some help.
- Adopting a Dog When You Have Kids
July 26, 2021 — Here are tips on how to find the right dog for your family and how to get them used to your home.
- What an Adopted-Dog Owner Wants You to Know
July 26, 2021 — Adopting a dog can be life-changing, but it's a big commitment. Learn how to prepare to welcome a new furry family member.
- The Best Food Choices for Your Dog
July 26, 2021 — Your dog may happily eat every last bite of kibble you give them, but is it healthy for them? And the right amount?
- Fleas, Ticks, and Heartworm: What to Know
June 21, 2021 — Pests like heartworms, fleas, and ticks can plague pets, and some pests carry serious diseases that affect people. If you’ve just adopted a dog or are thinking about it, here’s how to keep the whole family healthy and safe.
- Why I'm an Advocate for Pet Adoption, and How You Can Be Too
June 16, 2021 — An advocate shares why adopting a shelter pet is better for the animal and for you.
- Your Puppy Is Born Ready to Interact With You
June 4, 2021 — New research shows puppies have a capacity to interact with people without any prior experience or training and some are better at communication than others based on their genetics.
- A Puppy in Santa's Sack? Probably Not, Say Parents
December 23, 2019 — Forty-two percent of American parents say they wouldn't allow their child to receive a pet as a holiday gift. The same number say maybe, and only 1 in 6 say they'd approve, a new survey finds.
- CDC: Pet Store Puppies Carry Dangerous Bacteria
December 18, 2019 — Puppies in pet stores appear to have transmitted a dangerous, antibiotic-resistant germ that's sickened 30 people across 13 states, the CDC said.
- National Project Will Delve Into How Dogs Age
November 14, 2019 — The 40 researchers behind the Dog Aging Project want many of man's furry companions to be enrolled in a 10-year study of what helps canines live long, healthy lives.
- Raw Dog Food May Pose Salmonella Threat
September 30, 2019 — The FDA is warning people not to give dogs frozen Performance Dog Raw Pet Food because it has tested positive for Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.
- Dog Ear Infections: Treating Dog Ear Mites and More
September 9, 2019 — Chronic ear infections are one of the most common reasons dogs see the vet. Learn more about how they're treated.
- Toxic Algae Kills Dogs Across the Country
August 14, 2019 — The killer is blue-green algae, or cyanobacteria, that can be found in fresh or salt water and contain toxins that can be fatal to dogs within minutes, hours, or days of exposure.
- Brain Games: Mental Stimulation Keeps Dogs' Minds Sharp
June 24, 2019 — Like their owners, dogs can have mental decline. Medications can help slow this decline, and a study says mental stimulation could also improve brain health.
- Iowa-Bred Dogs Have Disease That Can Pass to Humans
May 13, 2019 — While the threat to pet owners is low, human symptoms include fever, sweats, headache, joint pain and weakness, the state health department said.
- Treat Your Dog's Pain and Lameness
March 22, 2019 — What can you do if your dog shows signs of lameness or pain? And how can you prevent them? Here's what a veterinary expert recommends.
- More Elderly Are Breaking Bones While Dog Walking
March 6, 2019 — Still, taking your dog for a walk can also bring big health rewards, one joint specialist said.
- Study: Raw Dog Food Can Be Risky for Pet, Family
March 5, 2019 — Bacteria including E. coli and salmonella can make animals very sick. And pets can shed those germs, putting owners at risk from being around the animals, as well as handling the raw food.
- Meet the Dog Scouts of America
January 28, 2019 — The four-legged members of Dog Scouts of America earn merit badges for mastering skills like tracking scents, navigating obstacle courses, pulling sleds, and understanding sign language.
- Obesity Can Cut Years Off Your Dog's Life, Too
January 16, 2019 — Among all breeds in the study, the risk of earlier death was higher among overweight dogs.
- Dog Food Recalled Due to Salmonella
January 15, 2019 — One lot of A+ Answers Straight Beef Formula for Dogs has been recalled in Nebraska due to possible salmonella contamination, the FDA says.
- Animal, Bug Bites a Billion-Dollar Burden
December 11, 2018 — Attacks by mountain lions, bears and alligators get the most press, but the tiniest critters create the most work for emergency room doctors. Bug bites and stings account for more than half of all animal-related trips to the ER, the authors of a new study discovered.
- Toxic Amounts of Vitamin D Spur Dog Food Recall
December 4, 2018 — If your dog has eaten any of the recalled brands and show these symptoms, you should contact your veterinarian immediately, the FDA said.
- New Drug Treats Dogs Scared by Loud Noises
December 4, 2018 — Pexion (imepitoin tablets), just approved by the Food and Drug Administration, is for dogs scared by loud noises such as fireworks, street/traffic racket, and gun shots.