Dog grooming isn’t only about brushing and cleaning…

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Your disease prevention program wouldn’t be complete without recognizing the importance of regular grooming.  The basic quality of your dog’s skin and coat is determined by many factors, but some such as genetics and climate are beyond your control.   However, nutritional effects, the presence or absence of parasites, and regular attention to grooming are very… [Continue Reading]

A Simple Dog Vaccination Guide

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Whether you’ve just gotten a new puppy or you’re a veteran dog owner, you need to put vaccinations at the top of your list of disease prevention tactics.  But what to vaccinate for and when can be a confusing maze of often conflicting information.  The American Animal Hospital Association is the highly respected accreditation agency… [Continue Reading]

Choosing a Veterinarian – Vetting Your Vet

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While The Dog Health Adviser’s focus is on dog disease prevention and minimizing trips to the vet, it’s simply not possible to avoid the veterinary clinic forever, so one of the most important health related decisions you will make for your dog will be the choice of a vet.  Even if your veterinary visits are… [Continue Reading]

Brushing and cleaning your dog’s teeth…

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One of the most important weapons in your dog disease prevention arsenal should be serious attention to your dog’s dental health.  Cleaning your dogs’ teeth is as important as brushing your own teeth. We’re gradually expanding our knowledge of the importance of good dental hygiene as the key to the prevention of several chronic disease… [Continue Reading]

Exercise Your Dog – The benefits to your dog’s health are tremendous

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The fourth item on your dog disease prevention list should be frequent and vigorous exercise for your canine pal.  The physical health benefits from regularly exercising your dog may be obvious to you, but it’s important to be aware of the mental health benefits as well.  While it’s possible to overdo some of our recommended… [Continue Reading]

Too busy to exercise your dog?

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It’s so important for your dog to get lots of exercise and good nutrition.  Sometimes it can be a challenge to find the time to exercise your dog.  Sometimes you have to get creative. People do a lot of crazy things to get their dog exercise, but when I saw this one… OK, this one… [Continue Reading]

Puppies are so much fun (and so funny)!

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This is so FUN! I had to share this video with you…puppies are such a joy and a source of ongoing laughter and entertainment. This little pup is having fun with the mirror. Play and exercise for your healthy puppy will ensure that you have many years with your furry family members…

Welcome to DogHealthAdviser.com!

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The Dog Health Adviser believes not all dog owners are willing or able to bear the cost of heroic and expensive treatments and procedures available through modern veterinary medicine. This site is devoted to the belief that the best approach to dog health is through personal responsibility and disease prevention. We offer commonsense and practical… [Continue Reading]