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Basic First Aid at Home: Overview
Dog Care - Basic First Aid At Home Basic first aid for your dog involves your dealing with injuries or other physical problems your pet might encounter in and around your home. Three precautions you should take immediately are to learn CPR for dogs i...

Basic First Aid at Home: Preparing a First Aid Kit
Dogs, like people, can become injured in emergencies and contract illnesses that need to be treated: You should always consult your veterinarian before giving your dog any first aid, but having some basic supplies on hand can save you a trip for minor...

Companionship
Companionship is vital to every dog, because dogs are extremely social animals who instinctively need to be with their pack at all times. Whenever you adopt a new dog, you and your family become his new "pack." He'll want to spend all of his time with you...

Kids and Pets
"Can I keep him, Mommy? Please?!" Your eager, four-year old looks up at you while holding a squirming, meowing kitten with a fluffy face and enormous eyes. You see a heart-wrenching combination of hope and sincerity on your daughter's upturned face, and ...

Let Your Children Pitch In With Training Your Dog
Caring for your dog is a family affair.

Raising Children and Dogs Together
Your children probably treat your dog like another sibling - they sleep together, play together and even disagree sometimes. But dogs deserve proper handling from all of your family members, so it's your job to teach your children and your dog how to trea...

Teaching Children to Handle Dogs
Let's face it, kids can be rough. Just look at the mangled and matted stuffed animals strewn across your child's bedroom. Introducing a living, fragile, self-protective animal into this environment could be disastrous. So before you bring home a new pet, ...

Changes in the Activity Level of Older Dogs
Changes in the Activity Level of Older Dogs Be on the lookout for suspicious slowdowns. So your older dog is slowing down - she spends more time napping and sitting restfully in front of the window, and she isnt very interested in a rousing game of fe...

Behavioral Changes in Older Dogs
What it means when your pooch isn't acting himself.

Exercise Requirements for Older Dogs
Just like you, your four-legged friend can benefit from an exercise routine. Regular exercise improves muscle tone, joint flexibility, digestion and cardiovascular fitness. Exercise also helps prevent obesity, which has been linked to numerous health prob...

Additional Testing for Older Dogs
Keeping close tabs on your geriatric dogs health problems can prolong his life.

Choosing Fun Toys for Your Older Dog
Pick from a wide range of playthings that'll keep your faithful hound healthy and happy.

Flea and Tick Prevention for Dogs
The days of treating your pet's flea and tick infestations with dips, sprays, powders and bombs every two weeks are over. Thanks to the work of parasitologists, simple monthly treatments of topical or oral medications eliminate a lot of the work necessary...

Age-Related Changes
If you understand your dog's needs as he grows older, you can ease the transition to the golden years and keep them bright.

Finding a Pet Sitter
Here's how to find a pet sitter who is professional, trustworthy and caring.

Combating the Canine Chill
Find out how to keep your companion toasty warm all winter long.

How Can I Prevent Oral Disease in Cats and Dogs?
Develop a dental care routine that's as easy as 1,2,3. The bacteria that lurk in a pet's mouth may be the cause of bad breath and more. Bacteria accumulation can lead to oral disease and increase the risk for disease in other organs, such as the heart, ...

The Senior Dog
A Petco Companion Animal Care Sheet developed with and approved by a Qualified Veterinarian Older dogs, like older humans, have special needs and care concerns. Knowing how to care for your senior dog will improve the quality of life and the time you hav...

Moving Your Dog to a New Home
A Petco Companion Animal Care Sheet developed with and approved by a Qualified Veterinarian Moving to a new home can be stressful for your dog. Advance planning, patience and affection can help your dog adjust quickly to his new home. Before the Move P...

Dog Outdoor Safety Tips
Protect your dog in the summer months with these summer safety tips.

Professional Dog Teeth Cleaning 101: What to Expect at the Vet
Having your dog’s teeth cleaned? Find out what to expect (in addition to relief from bad dog breath)

Eliminating Dog Fleas and Ticks From Your Home
Get rid of dog fleas by treating your dog and your home. Wash bedding, spray the perimeter of your home with flea spray, and follow these tips.

Five Great Dog Grooming Tips
These five basic dog grooming tips can help your dog look and feel great.

How to Remove Dog Stains From Carpets
Dog stains and odors can make your home look and smell bad. Eliminate dog stains and odors with these simple tips.

Preventative Dog Identification and How to Find Lost Dogs
Keeping your dog's ID tags current, getting microchipped and keeping him on a leash when away from home will help prevent him from getting lost. Here are more tips for lost dogs.

Top Ten Tips For Getting Rid of Dog Breath
Discover how to improve your dog’s bad breath with these self-help tips and easy to use dental care products.