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Get health advice from vets and specialists, from major medical stuff to everyday pet wellness.

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Should You Give Your Pet Heartworm Prevention in the Winter?

Here’s why it’s best to stay on top of things, even when the temps are low.

routine care

Want to ace everyday pet wellness? Get tips on vet checks, vaccine schedules, preventative care, DIY remedies, and more.

Smiling woman wiping ears of dog

Heed all those cautionary tales about Q-tips.

A young woman walks with her dog in a winter park.

You’ve got good ol’ climate change to thank for this answer.

Puppy with one ear up an done ear down.

There’s a lot more to your pup’s furry appendages than you might think.

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conditions & treatments

The medical stuff is stressful. Get expertise on common (and not-so-common) health issues, from causes and symptoms to the latest treatments for pets.

Young woman embracing Greyhound while sitting on green grass and looking away on background of rural house.
woman comforts her dog

Here are some options your vet can help you consider.

Woman with her dog relaxing in living room.

Look out for these warnings signs so you know when to call the vet.

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Ask a Vet

Pet health question that’s not an emergency? Our vet team will answer over email within 48 hours. So, go ahead, ask us about weird poop, bad breath, and everything in between.

skin issues & allergies

Casual scratch? Weird paw lick? Seasonal allergies? Fleas? We’ll help you decipher all the pet skin issues.

bulldog in a collage with grooming products

Wash away all that grime and end their incessant scratching with a few drops.

Mixed-breed puppy licks its paw in the grass

Unfortunately, this term refers to a summer sore, not a club coveted by SNL’s Stefon.

A Terrier Puppy With Spots And Big Ears Chews On Their Paws.

And when will it stop?

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grooming

Pet grooming? Not always glamorous. Get DIY nail-clipping tutorials, bath-time tricks, and celeb groomer tips to keep your pet looking (and feeling) good.

Smiling woman wiping ears of dog

Heed all those cautionary tales about Q-tips.

bulldog in a collage with grooming products

Wash away all that grime and end their incessant scratching with a few drops.

Young woman takes husky dogs for a winter walk.

Tips for safe, snug, and happy paws this winter.

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safety

Get tips on pet-proofing your digs, keeping them warm (or cool) through the seasons, and avoiding all the toxic stuff…like toys, plants, and everything else they try to eat.

Male Alaskan Malamute dog stands in the yard between the plants

Why it’s best to avoid these altogether.

Dog investigating frozen lake shore.

And why you deserve a pat on the back for indulging them.

Young Woman Working From Home with Her Dog

Brb, running out to buy air plants and succulents.

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holistic vet care

Check out the latest alternative pet care treatments, like massage techniques, herbal remedies, and other not-so-traditional therapies.

Older dog playing with ball in a green field

Tips for treating achy joints — from medications to massages.

Grey cat at looking up from eating on floor at home

The mind-gut connection isn’t just for people — your dog or cat’s gut microbiome plays a big role in their health and well-being.

Pomeranian stands in front of a yellow bowl of homemade probiotic yogurt

Time for a (literal) gut check from four experts.

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Emergencies & First Aid

Learn who to call for pet emergencies, how to know when a pet injury is an emergency, and other urgent care advice to help in a pinch.

bandaging dog's bleeding paw

Don’t freak out—here’s what to do.

Confused dog lying in a field a green

If you think your dog ate marijuana, here are the signs to look out for.

shy dog frightened in the arms of the owner. this brown mixed-breed hound puppy has a sweet gaze. the female owner has a wool sweater

A vet explains why the weather isn’t always to blame.

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dental health

Wonder how often you really need to brush your pet’s teeth? Here's everything you need to know about caring for their pearly whites.

Woman carefully cleaning a dog in a bathtub.

Spa days can happen at home.

Close up of red headed woman holding a black dog's face showing his teeth

Dogs can suffer from gum disease, too. Heres how to prevent it.

Christian Siriano with a small yellow dog

The designer created new “houndstoothless” trenchcoats for a good cause.

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