The Solar Eclipse and Your Pets: Dangerous or Not?

This Monday, we’ll get to see the first total solar eclipse visible to the continental United States in 38 years (or at least a partial look). But as you probably already know, staring at the eclipse can seriously damage your eyes (known as eclipse blindness). This is why everyone’s going crazy trying to get their […]

What Turns a Good Dog Bad?

Your caring canine companion would rarely growl at guests, let alone you. Now, without warning, the bark is worse, and the bite might be right around the corner. The dark side of your dog’s personality has emerged and you wonder: What happened? How do you get your buddy back? Any dog can display aggressive behavior, even bite, and […]

Surprisingly Effective Ways to Handle High-Energy Dogs

“The majority of my life has been managing my high-energy dogs,” Christine Caplan says with a laugh. Caplan, a dog writer and certified veterinary technician studying canine behavior, describes her dachshund Walter as a “monster to live with if he is not tired.” Her beagle mix, Sherman, is also highly reactive on leash, so long walks don’t always work. […]

What Kind of Music Do Dogs Like?

A quick search on Amazon brings up dozens of musical choices for pets, from CDs to preloaded Bluetooth speakers. Spotify even has its own has dog music channel.  But will a dog actually cock a floppy ear for music, or is this product onslaught just savvy marketing aimed at owners who feel guilty for leaving their pets home alone? […]

Why are My Dog’s Eyes Cloudy?

Those cute canine eyes gaze up at you each day with affection, but…are they changing? Do they seem bluish-gray or hazy in a way they didn’t before? Should you be concerned? If you’re wondering why your dog has cloudy eyes, two answers are most common: nuclear sclerosis, which is normal and no cause for concern, and cataracts, which aren’t always urgent, but […]

Why Do Dogs Eat Poop?

It’s one of the most disgusting things our dogs do—eating poop. Even if we shell out the big bucks for premium dog food, some dogs still seem to want to eat feces. The technical term for eating poop is coprophagia. According the a study by the University of California at Davis, poop eaters are more likely to come from […]

How to Stop Diarrhea in Dogs

Diarrhea is a common problem in dogs, often because they will put almost anything in their mouth. But it can also be caused by more serious health problems, some of which require close attention, especially if the diarrhea is severe or occurs frequently.   Dog Diarrhea: What To Watch For   Loose stools are, of […]

The 10 Best Dogs for Kids and Families

The Most Popular Family-Friendly Dogs While Lassie and Lady and the Tramp are fun to watch, they’re probably not the best way to choose the family dog. Let petMD help you discover the best dogs for kids. You can choose good family dogs based on three major factors: Temperament – This is the dog’s personality. You should be looking for […]