Canine Care

Lemonade Pet Insurance Review

Lemonade Pet Insurance Review: Is it Good?

We like Lemonade so much that we carry some of its policies ourselves. Lemonade’s biggest benefits are its super competitive premiums and easy-to-use mobile app. See how Lemonade Pet Insurance works and compares to other options in this review.

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Best Natural Joint Supplement for Dogs

Natural joint supplements can improve the comfort and mobility of dogs with arthritis by reducing inflammation and pain. Keep reading to learn about a few of the best joint supplements for dogs as well as several natural ingredients you may have in your kitchen.

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Purebred vs Mutt: Are Mixed Breed Dogs Healthier?

Purebred dogs are often thought to be unhealthier than mixed-breed dogs. Several studies show this may be true, but not to the extent previously believed. Continue reading to learn about what the research suggests about mutts vs purebreds.

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Yorkie Bad Breath

Yorkie Bad Breath: Causes & Remedies

Yorkie bad breath is usually caused by periodontal disease, although it may be a sign of a poor diet or more serious health conditions. We outline why Yorkie breath stinks and remedies you should try below.

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My Dog Has Loose Stools and Smelly Gas

If your dog has bad gas and diarrhea, it could be a result of many health issues. But typically, sudden bad gas occurs when your dog eats something that is difficult to digest. Read on to learn how to identify trigger foods and prevent future bouts of smelly gas and loose stools.

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Home Remedy for Dog Joint Pain

Adding a natural joint supplement to your dog’s diet can help prevent or treat joint pain and cartilage deterioration. This home remedy for dog joint pain is easy to make and only uses natural ingredients you’ll find at home. Plus it tastes like a treat!

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8 Most Common Yorkie Health Issues

Yorkshire Terriers are prone to a number of health issues and diseases, such as hypoglycemia, pancreatitis, and collapsed trachea. Learn about more Yorkie health issues, their symptoms, and how to treat them in this guide.

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Why Do Yorkies Stink?

Your Yorkie may stink because of unhealthy skin, poor diet, ear infections, or other issues. We break down all of the common Yorkie smells below, so keep reading to learn more.

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A Yorkie eating its own poop

Yorkies Eating Poop: Causes & Solutions

Yorkies may eat feces for a variety of reasons, including a poor diet, health or behavioral issues, or simply animal instinct. Keep reading for more information on the causes and solutions for Yorkies eating poop.

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My Dog Ate a Cotton Ball! What Do I Do?

Dogs are curious creatures—sometimes to a fault. Occasionally they eat inedible objects, like cotton balls. Keep reading to learn what to do if your dog ate a cotton ball, especially one with nail polish remover or alcohol.

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Yorkie Weight Chart: How Big Will My Yorkie Get

Yorkie Growth Chart: How Big Will My Yorkie Get?

Yorkshire Terriers weigh between 3 to 7 pounds on average, making them one of the smallest breeds. You can’t predict a Yorkie puppy’s adult weight with 100% accuracy, but this Yorkie growth chart can give you a close estimate.

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Can Dogs Eat Jalapeños?

Jalapeños are not toxic to dogs, but they contain a chemical compound that can be bad for your dog’s digestive system. Keep reading to learn what to do if your dog ate a jalapeño.

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Can Dogs Eat Fish Bones?

Dogs should never eat fish bones. Although fish is a safe and healthy meat for dogs, the bones can cause intestinal damage or blockage. Keep reading to learn what to do when your dog eats fish bones and when to visit a veterinarian.

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Can Dogs Eat Nutella?

Did your dog eat a jar of Nutella? Nutella contains ingredients that are harmful and toxic to dogs. These ingredients could lead to a number of disastrous problems or even death. Keep reading to learn about what to do if your dog eats Nutella.

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Yorkie Ear Infection

Yorkie Ear Infections: Symptoms & Treatment

There are three types of ear infections, and each needs to be treated promptly to prevent further complications. In this guide, you’ll learn about common causes, symptoms, treatment, and steps for prevention.

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A female dog with swollen private parts

Why Is My Female Dog’s Private Area Swollen?

A dog’s swollen vulva could be natural or an indication of a health issue. Some causes of swollen vulva in dogs include vaginal infection, heat cycle, allergies, and more. Keep reading to learn more about why your dog’s private area is swollen or bleeding.

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A female puppy with vaginitis

Puppy Vaginitis: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Puppy vaginitis is a frustrating health issue that can plague female puppies before they reach puberty. The good news is that it is rarely a serious issue and usually needs little treatment. Keep reading for more information on puppy vaginitis and how to address it.

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Pawp Pet Insurance Reviews: Is It Legit?

Pawp is a pet insurance alternative that offers 24/7 telehealth and access to a $3,000 pet emergency fund. Find out if Pawp is legit, how much it costs, and how it compares to other insurance options in this Pawp review.

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Pumpkin Pet Insurance Review

Pumpkin Pet Insurance Review

Pumpkin offers two types of protection: pet insurance (for the bad stuff) and optional preventative care reimbursement (to keep the bad stuff from happening). These plans are available for both cats and dogs nationwide. Keep reading to learn more.

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How To Pick Up, Hold & Carry a Dog

Picking up and holding a dog seems straightforward, but if you don’t do it right, you could injure yourself and your pup. Learn how to pick up, hold, and carry a dog in this guide.

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Max the Yorkie sleeping on the couch

How Long Do Yorkies Sleep? Habits & Needs Explained

The average Yorkie adult will sleep somewhere around 13 hours per day, with some sleeping as much as 18 hours. The amount of sleep can vary and depends largely on factors such as the age of the dog, the presence of health issues, the amount of exercise they receive, and the environment of the home.

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Max the Yorkie getting ready to have his ears cleaned

Cleaning Yorkie Ears: A Step-by-Step Guide

Your Yorkie’s ears need to be cleaned when you start to see dirt, debris, or wax. This guide to cleaning Yorkie ears will give you tips on what to look for, how to clean ears, what solutions to use and how to avoid injuring your pet.

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