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Why Pups Get Pancreatitis and What You Can Do About It

Why Pups Get Pancreatitis and What You Can Do About It

Pups, they’re just like us! They’re suckers for fatty foods—especially when humans give them tastes during the holidays. But those high-fat table scraps can seriously backfire: They’re one of the main reasons why dogs are diagnosed with pancreatitis (the day after Thanksgiving is known as one of the busiest days for pancreatitis emergency vet visits!) The

How to Handle a Pup Who Always Seems Hungry

How to Handle a Pup Who Always Seems Hungry


On the first day we adopted our cocker spaniel, we dumped the portioned food into her bowl, and Lola gobbled it up in 20 seconds. “Poor thing,” I said. She must have been starved at the shelter. So I gave her more. And more. Until I realized that she wasn’t starving. She just loves to eat! Sound familiar? It’

How to Rein In a Leash-Pulling Pup

How to Rein In a Leash-Pulling Pup


Ah, walking the dog—it can be such a lovely stroll through the park...or a nightmare if your pup is lunging at every human and squirrel you pass! Pulling is a super common issue for pet parents, no matter how well behaved your pup can be indoors. Since your dog probably doesn't understand when you yell "Stop pulling!" our

How to Solve Your Pup’s Dandruff Problem

How to Solve Your Pup’s Dandruff Problem


Pups may not have the same sense of embarrassment as humans when it comes to something like dandruff, but that doesn’t mean we should ignore it. Beyond the not-so-attractive flakes, scaly skin can be a sign of something more serious, health-wise. We talked to Jeanne Budgin, DVM, a specialist at Riverdale Veterinary Dermatology, who filled us in on why

3 Simple Steps to Stop Your Pup from Jumping

3 Simple Steps to Stop Your Pup from Jumping


Have you ever been so excited to see someone that you want to jump on them? That’s pretty much how your pup feels every time they see you. Yes, it’s flattering (if only everyone could be so psyched when you walk in the front door). But repeated jumping can get annoying fast—especially if it’s on guests