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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.

One Simple Test Your Dog Needs Every Year

A urinalysis should be done for your dog at least yearly.

Learn why it's important for your dog to have routine urine testing done.

Some Tips and Facts:

One in every three US families owns one or more dogs.

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West Paw Hurley Dog Toy


My human said it isn't safe for me to chew on sticks, which was a bummer because I thought it was a lot of fun. Then she gave me my Hurley. It's way better than a stick because pieces don't come off and jab me in the mouth. It acts like a ball, too, and bounces like crazy when my human throws it for me. We even took it to the beach; it floated when my human threw it into the water!