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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.

White and black spotted Great Dane with two different colored eyes looks into the camera

Bloat is one of the leading causes of death in deep-chested dogs. This elective surgery can lower the risk.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel's eye is examined on the bed by a person

Eyes without tears are only for Cameron Diaz in The Holiday.

Shiba inu dog sleeping in bed

Dogs need more sleep than humans. Here’s how much is healthy.

Ask a Vet

Sudden scratching? Finicky food eater? Loose poop? Whatever pet health question is on your mind, our veterinary pros are here to help.

A cute brown dog laying on a cushion looking sad or tired.

Blue is a good name for a dog — not a good mood.

A woman holding a French bulldog over her shoulder.

Breeds with those squished-in faces are charming — but their health issues are not.

feeding black dog rice water to help relieve diarrhea

Shudder. It happens to all of us.

A sad looking golden doodle dog laying on the grass outside

The biggest thing to keep in mind: vaccines.

close up of Chihuahua dog's eye with cataracts

Your dog sees you as their best friend, so keep those eyes healthy!

An obese dachshund dog plays with a rubber ball on a sandy beach

Don’t take it personally — even if that’s hard to do.

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We promise not to send you garbage that turns your inbox into a litter box. Just our latest tips and support for your pet.

Sad tan and white puppy laying on the floor in the living room

A key number to remember here: 21.

Two dog chasing each other playfully in a prairie field outside

The gnarly scoop on canine transmissible venereal tumors.

Shar pei

Veterinarian Dr. Nancy Kay on why these fatty tumors aren’t always cause for concern.

A vet holding medicine near a dogs face

Just like your doctor would refer to you a specialist for expert care for a complicated issue, your vet may do the same for your dog.

A woman checking her dog for ticks outside in a grassy field.

It is peak tick season so we asked a veterinarian for tips on how to prevent this dreaded disease.

Dog standing on dry, gravel path near wildflowers

Dogs sniffing around in the dry soils of the Southwest are prone to this unique fungal disease.