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Dog health is critical to their happiness and being a great friend to you and your family. We've answered some dog questions about conditions you may have, because education is important when you bring your beautiful dog to the vet.

GoodPooch also brings dog lovers together, so they can share their own stories on social media through our Enter My Pet submissions, enter dog giveaways and find valuable information for a certain type of issue your dog might be experiencing. Our team of researchers provide information that will help educate our readers who can then contact their local veterinarian so they are able to ask great questions and get the help their dog needs.

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Heartworm in Dogs

Heartworm Treatment Heartworm in dogs is an issue for pet owners throughout the United States. After the devastating event of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, a mass exodus of over 250,000…

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Hot Spots on Dogs

Dog Hot Spot Treatment What Does a Hot Spot on a Dog Look Like? Manifesting as painfully raw and reddened blisters on the body, hot spots on dogs are common…

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Legg Calve Perthes Disease in Dogs

What Is Calve Legg Perthes Disease in Dogs? Legg Calve Perthes disease in dogs is sometimes referred to as LCPD, Coxa Plana, Legg-Perthes disease, Perthes disease, and aseptic necrosis of…

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Lyme Disease in Dogs

Can Dogs Get Lyme Disease? Canines can and do get Lyme borreliosis, which is the scientific name for Lyme disease. In fact, Lyme disease can be contracted not only by…

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Obese Dog

Dog Obesity Statistics A 2018 survey conducted by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention found that overweight or obese dogs comprised approximately 56% of the canine population in the United…

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Parvo in Dogs

What Is Parvo? In cases of type 2 canine parvovirus (CPV), or parvo, a puppy that is rambunctious and energetic can quickly become very sick and weak in a matter…

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Pyoderma

Skin Infection in Dogs In debating what may be one of the most frequent issues that come into a vet’s office, pyoderma (skin infections) takes the cake. Because of the…

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Rabies

Rabies Symptoms in Dogs Rabies is a vicious viral infection that has the potential to affect any mammal, whether it is a human or animal. All it takes for this…

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Scratched Cornea Dog

What Is a Scratched Cornea in Dogs? A scratched cornea in a dog can result in blindness depending on the extent of the damage. Often, a shallow scratch on a…

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Ticks on Dogs

What Is the Dog Tick? As far as ticks on dogs go, the dog tick is the most infamous of its type. Hailing from the arachnid family, the dog tick…

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