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Dog Breeds

  • Breed Profile: Pug +

    Breed Profile: Pug If their social media popularity is anything to go by, the Pug may just be the little dog that conquers Read More
  • Breed Profile: Pembroke Welsh Corgi +

    Breed Profile: Pembroke Welsh Corgi When you’re the favored breed of the Queen of England, it’s no wonder that you regularly make the most popular Read More
  • Breed Profile: Boxer +

    Breed Profile: Boxer Boxers are, simply put, fun made dog. They’re bouncy, they’re slobbery, they’re silly, and they make good family dogs. They Read More
  • Breed Profile: Irish Terrier +

    Breed Profile: Irish Terrier Irish Terriers are one of the oldest breeds of terrier, so it’s only fitting that they are also the living Read More
  • Breed Profile: Miniature Schnauzer +

    Breed Profile: Miniature Schnauzer The Miniature Schnauzer regularly makes the top breeds list, and is definitely the most popular size of the Schnauzer family. Read More
  • Breed Profile: French Bulldog +

    Breed Profile: French Bulldog Created to be a miniature Bulldog in England, the French Bulldog got the name when he was taken to France Read More
  • Breed Profile: German Shepherd +

    Breed Profile: German Shepherd German Shepherds are one of the most popular breeds all over the world. Their courage and devotion are unmatched, and Read More
  • Breed Profile: Great Dane +

    Breed Profile: Great Dane Are you looking for an enormous lapdog? If you are, then the Great Dane may well be the breed for Read More
  • Breed Profile: Yorkshire Terrier +

    Breed Profile: Yorkshire Terrier Yorkshire Terriers, or Yorkies as they are affectionately known by those who know and love them, are the quintessential terrier. Read More
  • Breed Profile: Affenpinscher +

    Breed Profile: Affenpinscher It’s not often that a dog looks like it might have walked right out of a cartoon, but if any Read More
  • Breed Profile: English Bulldogs +

    Breed Profile: English Bulldogs Originally, Bulldogs were used by farmers to drive cattle to market, and also to compete in a grisly sport called Read More
  • Breed Profile: Siberian Husky +

    Breed Profile: Siberian Husky Siberian Huskies, with their thick, luxurious coats that come in a wide range of colours and markings, are absolutely beautiful. Read More
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Living with Dogs

  • Can My Dog Go In the Hot Tub? +

    Can My Dog Go In the Hot Tub? No, it is not a good idea to let your dog go in the hot tub, one of the main Read More
  • Fleas 101 +

    Fleas 101 Fleas are small, wingless, blood-sucking insects which are extremely irritating to both animals and humans alike. They can also carry Read More
  • Why Does My Dog Eat Grass? +

    Why Does My Dog Eat Grass? It's a pretty common sight to most dog owners. Your dog, for some reason, rushes out into the yard, heads Read More
  • Why Does My Dog Follow Me Everywhere? +

    Why Does My Dog Follow Me Everywhere? You named your dog Shadow for the simple reason that he/she follows you everywhere! While you and many others think Read More
  • Can My Dog Go Outside After Flea Treatment? +

    Can My Dog Go Outside After Flea Treatment? Flea treatment for dogs is a safe way to prevent flea infestation on your pet. Most dogs, after flea treatment, Read More
  • How Do Dogs Sweat? +

    How Do Dogs Sweat? Like many other people, you might be surprised to hear that all dogs do sweat, but in a different way Read More
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Dog Nutrition

  • What Are WSAVA Guidelines, and Why Do They Matter? +

    What Are WSAVA Guidelines, and Why Do They Matter? There are more dog food brands on the market than ever before. Some are grain free, others are made from Read More
  • Can My Dog Be a Vegetarian? +

    Can My Dog Be a Vegetarian? There are a lot of people choosing plant based lifestyle. Some make the switch for health reasons, while others do Read More
  • Can My Dog Eat Strawberries? +

    Can My Dog Eat Strawberries Yes, your dog can most certainly eat strawberries, but there are a few things to take into consideration before giving Read More
  • What Is Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM)? +

    What Is Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM)? DCM, also called Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) or sometimes Diet Associated Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a disease that affect Read More
  • Can My Dog Eat Watermelon? +

    Can My Dog Eat Watermelon? The short answer is yes, dogs can eat watermelon, but there are a few things that you need to understand Read More
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Dog Gear

  • Win a Tractive GPS LTE +

    Win a Tractive GPS LTE The Tractive GPS dog tracking system is one of the top wearable tech products for dogs, and we're giving one Read More
  • Get a Free Dog Pro Listing +

    Get a Free Dog Pro Listing DogParents.ca is a great place to share your dog related business with the world - and we love to help local Read More
  • Everything You Never Knew You Needed to Know About Dog Leashes +

    Everything You Never Knew You Needed to Know About Dog Leashes If you have a dog, chances are you own a leash or two. If you're like most dog owners, it's Read More
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Dog Health

  • Breaking News: Toxins Linked to Dog Food Brand +

    Breaking News: Toxins Linked to Dog Food Brand Midwestern Pet Foods, a pet food manufacturer from Indiana in the United States has been issued a warning letter by Read More
  • Canine Minute Virus (Parvovirus) in Dogs +

    Canine Minute Virus (Parvovirus) in Dogs Canine Minute Virus, also known as Canine Parvovirus Type-1, is an infectious disease which usually affects young puppies. This tiny Read More
  • Lyme Disease in Dogs +

    Lyme Disease in Dogs Lyme disease, caused by a spirochete (bacteria) species of the Borrelia burgdorferi group, is one of the most common diseases Read More
  • Patellar Luxation In Dogs +

    Patellar Luxation In Dogs The name might throw you off, but patellar luxation is also known by a simpler name: kneecap dislocation. While you Read More
  • Bone Cancer In Dogs: What You Need to Know +

    Bone Cancer In Dogs: What You Need to Know Cancer is a scary diagnosis, whether you’re talking about people or dogs. Bone cancer, or the form of Hemangiosarcoma that Read More
  • Can My Dog Get Covid? +

    Can My Dog Get Covid? According to the experts, it has been known for several decades already, that dogs can get coronaviruses. However, this is Read More
  • Can My Dog Get Sick from Eating Duck Poop? +

    Can My Dog Get Sick from Eating Duck Poop? If there are lots of wild birds, including ducks, in the area where you live, then the chances are good Read More
  • Masticatory Myositis in Dogs +

    Masticatory Myositis in Dogs Masticatory Myositis, also called Eosinophilic Myositis, can either start gradually, or come on suddenly. It will appear to be painful Read More
  • Leishmaniasis In Dogs +

    Leishmaniasis In Dogs Leishmaniasis is spread by the sand fly, and has both visceral and cutaneous forms in dogs as well as humans. Read More
  • What You Need to Know About Heartworm in Canada +

    What You Need to Know About Heartworm in Canada Heartworm disease in dogs is caused by mosquitoes, and spread by the Dirofilaria immitis parasite, resulting in coughing, difficulty breathing, Read More
  • Rabies In Dogs +

    Rabies In Dogs Rabies, or hydrophobia, also known as acute viral encephalomyelitis is a fatal disease that can affect all warm-blooded mammals, both Read More
  • What You Need to Know About Kennel Cough +

    What You Need to Know About Kennel Cough Kennel cough, the common name for canine tracheobronchitis, is an extremely contagious respiratory disease among dogs. The disease, also referred Read More
  • Can My Dog Get Heatstroke? +

    Can My Dog Get Heatstroke? You might not worry about your dog when it's hot, but heatstroke can absolutely affect dogs, and it can be Read More
  • Histoplasmosis in Dogs +

    Histoplasmosis in Dogs Histoplasmosis, which affects both dogs and humans, is a fungal disease caused by the Histoplasma capsulatum fungus. The fungus is Read More
  • Can My Dog Get Stomach Flu? +

    Can My Dog Get Stomach Flu The short answer? No. But then, neither can you, because influenza is a virus that primarily affects the respiratory tract, Read More
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