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Dog health and behavior problems? is here to help you provide the best care for your dog. We here at Dog Health want to provide you information on how you can help prevent disease, deal with problem behaviors, learn how to positively train your dog, and most important, help you give your dog a healthy, happy life.

Covering issues such as dog diseases, arthritis, dog care, dog training, dog grooming, dog behavior, and just plain how to have fun and play with your dog, will help you answer your dog questions.

Important: if your dog is sick, do not hesitate to contact your veterinarian immediately! Your vet is skilled at properly caring for your dog. is not a replacement for care by a veterinarian. It is only a resource for you to learn more about your dog's health.

Heartworm Disease in Dogs

Heartworm Disease in Dogs

Heartworm disease in dogs is caused by a roundworm (nematode) parasite called Dirofilaria immitus, which is carried by mosquitoes. Check out this article to learn more.

Some Tips and Facts:

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals lists over 390 plants that are poisonous to dogs—primarily when ingested.

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