The Not Small At All Yorkshire Terrier Breed FAQ Guide

Category: Toy (Terrier)Indoor dogCoat: silky, glossy, long and fine; no undercoat Colors: black when young but they attain the colors tan and blue as they matureHeight: between 8 and 9 inches Weight: between 3 and 7 poundsYorkshire Terrier: dog’s ancestry Scottish weavers came to England with little terriers bred to hunt rats in the 19th century. These dogs … Continue reading The Not Small At All Yorkshire Terrier Breed FAQ Guide

10 Most Common Health Problems In Large Breed Dogs

While no breed is immune to health problems, some have more than others and, most importantly, they have different kinds. The major health problems commonly found in large breed dogs are different than those found in small breeds, so it’s important to know what you’re up against should you decide to go with with a … Continue reading 10 Most Common Health Problems In Large Breed Dogs

7 Reasons Why Dog Obesity is Dangerous

Dr. Phil Zeltzman is a traveling, board-certified surgeon in Allentown, PA. His website is He is the co-author of “Walk a Hound, Lose a Pound” ( Serfas, a Certified Veterinary Technician in Bethlehem, PA, contributed to this article.Pet lovers often take overweight or obese dogs casually. Yet these dogs are at a greater risk … Continue reading 7 Reasons Why Dog Obesity is Dangerous

Common Health Problems in Rhodesian Ridgeback Dogs

The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a tough and loyal breed of dog that was originally developed to hunt lions. But even with this rough exterior and mighty history, this breed does have some drawbacks including disorders and diseases that may come into play during ownership. All breeds of dogs are susceptible to illness and the Rhodesian … Continue reading Common Health Problems in Rhodesian Ridgeback Dogs

The Truth About Teacup Dogs

By Helen Anne TravisAfter Paris Hilton introduced the world to Tinkerbell the Chihuahua on the TV show "The Simple Life," veterinarians say there's been an increased interest in “teacup” dogs—animals bred to be so small they could fit in a designer purse.But the practices used to breed these tiny dogs could lead to a host … Continue reading The Truth About Teacup Dogs

Dog Coat Colour Genetics

Unlike in many species, there are very few colour-associated health problems in dogs, and most are avoidable through careful breeding. Double Merles and High Whites A homozygous (or "double") merle is one with two copies of the merle gene, and if the merle is a longer length (see Advanced Merle page), then this severely impairs … Continue reading Dog Coat Colour Genetics

All About Dog Poop

As a dog owner you can sometimes find yourself obsessing over dog poop. From the colour of it, to the shape and consistency, you may be wondering what's normal. Our guide to dog poop aims to answer all of your questions and more.Every dog poops, this is true. Poop can seem like an unremarkable thing; … Continue reading All About Dog Poop

5 Common Dachshund Health Problems

As anyone who owns one knows, Dachshunds are energetic, fun-loving dogs with an independent (and sometimes stubborn) streak. Seeming to possess almost limitless supplies of energy, it can be hard to tell when your dog is feeling a bit off. So that you’ve got a better idea of what to look out for, here are … Continue reading 5 Common Dachshund Health Problems

Issues of Puppy Mill Dogs

You're in a mall and you make the mistake of looking into a pet shop. Looking back is the saddest pair of eyes staring from a glass box that is much too small. If the dog being sold is in less than favorable conditions, more likely than not, this pooch has come from a puppy … Continue reading Issues of Puppy Mill Dogs

Heal Your Dog Naturally

To:      Devoted dog owners who want their pets poor health            improved once and for all...From:   Sara Rooney BHSc. ND., DC, DASc., GDSc. (Hons) Zoology, MATMS, MHATO.           Canine Naturopath, Naturopathic Physician, Research Scientist &            ZoologistSubject:  A Unique ebook That Provides Solutions So That You Can                Heal Your Dog Rapidly & Easily & … Continue reading Heal Your Dog Naturally