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Hot Spots: What Dog Owners Need to Know

We call them hot spots. Your veterinarian probably calls them acute moist dermatitis. Whatever you call them though, they're no fun for your dog. We look at what causes hot spots, how you can prevent them from happening, and how you can help your dog if they do develop one.

Breed Profile: Basset Hound

There are several dog breeds that have made it big in print media and movies, and the Basset Hound is certainly one of them. From famous Fred of cartoon fame to the droopy eyed romeo in Pets, Bassets' floppy ears and short legs have made them an instantly endearing and recognizable part of many pop culture favourites. The good news is, the real deal is just as lovable and memorable! Here's what you need to know about the Basset Hound.

Breed Profile: Pug

If their social media popularity is anything to go by, the Pug may just be the little dog that conquers the world! Since all those social media posts are pretty true to their personalities, you probably already know what to expect from Pugs: friendly, funny little dogs that snort and… well… fart in equal measure, and who make great family pets.

If you’re thinking about adding a pug to your life, here’s what you need to know.

10 Ways to Be a Shelter Hero If You Can't Adopt

We've all got used to hearing "adopt, don't shop." There are many people out there who foster dogs, giving them homes when they need them the most. But sometimes, for whatever reason, adopting or fostering a dog just isn't an option. Maybe you work weird hours. Maybe your apartment is the size of a shoebox. Maybe you already have a dog that doesn't like to share his couch. Whatever it is, the good news is, you don't have to adopt or foster to be a shelter hero!

Breed Profile: Border Collie

It's the breed that regularly tops the list of most intelligent dog breeds: the Border Collie. But it's so much more than a super smart dog. The Border Collie is friendly, energetic, a great family pet and an amazing companion dog. Border Collies may be smart, but they also offer the whole package, which makes them an amazing choice for anyone looking for a larger breed of dog.

What Is Glaucoma, and Will My Dog Get It?

Glaucoma is not a very common disease in humans or in dogs, but for those who are affected, it can be serious, and may require medication and other medical interventions. Here's what you need to know about what glaucoma in dogs is, how to tell if your dog has it, and what you should do next.

Most of us go out of our way to keep our dogs safe, but when it comes to traveling in the car, it's not that common to take measures to protect your furry bestie. However, in the event of an accident, the physics of momentum work exactly the same on dogs as they do on people.

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