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

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Heartworm Is on the Rise in Cats and Dogs

Pet parents underestimate the risk of this serious condition, new survey reveals.

routine care

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

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Simple preventive steps can go a long way toward offsetting their threats.

puppy scratching fleas, get rid of fleas on dogs

How to stop your home from becoming a literal flea circus.

Woman playing with her puppy.

Whether you should save them for the tooth fairy is another issue entirely.

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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.

Dog walking her owner down by the river.

Pet parents underestimate the risk of this serious condition, new survey reveals.

Man feeding his small black dog.

What to look out for if they are sick from this bacteria.

Two puppies playing together outside.

Yes, and the signs can be subtle. Here’s what to look out for.

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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.

puppy scratching fleas, get rid of fleas on dogs

How to stop your home from becoming a literal flea circus.

Woman caresses her dog indoors.

Yes, and here’s why you shouldn’t pick at them, even if you want to.

Woman looking closely at her dog's face.

Time to go to the doggie dermatologist!

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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.

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Package-free brushes, plant-based wipes, certified-organic shampoos, and more.

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.

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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.

A woman checking out her dogs paw.

Simple preventive steps can go a long way toward offsetting their threats.

Woman and her brown dog on a boat in the sun.

It’s good to know ahead of all the summer fun you’re gonna have together.

Woman looking at her dog's eyes.

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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.

A woman holding a cat close to her while sitting on a yoga mat.

The next time they try to kiss your face while you’re in corpse pose, let them.

Girls Playing With Their Dog At The Park

New research finds the hemp derivative can help your dog with car and separation anxiety.

Older dog playing with ball in a green field

Tips for treating achy joints — from medications to massages.

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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.

dog cuddling their pet parent on the couch

It’s not a pretty sight, but it’s important to know what’s going on.

Man and dogs at sunset in nature.

It’s worth asking, especially ahead of all those hikes you’ll take together this summer.

Confused dog lying in a field a green

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

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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.

Outdoor shot of a woman holding her dog.

Those pearly whites need all the attention they can get.

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.

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