Preventive Care for Dogs

It's your job to keep your dog healthy and safe. Get the facts about grooming, vaccinations, parasite prevention, and first aid.


How to Care for Your Dog's Eyes
10 tips for keeping your dog's eyes clean and healthy.

How to Care for Your Dog's Ears
A few basic maintenance tips should keep his ears in good shape.

10 Steps to Dog Dental Health
Brushing your dog's teeth and more tips.

Bad Breath Causes and Solutions
Tips for getting "dog breath" in check.

How to Care for Your Dog's Toenails
Clipping a dog's nails can be tricky: Here's what you need to know.

Make Bathing Your Dog Enjoyable
It might be easier than you think.

Fleas, Ticks and Heartworm

All About Flea and Tick Medications
Spot medications, shampoos, collars: How flea and tick treatments work.

Does My Dog Have Fleas?
Here's what to look for on your pet or in your home.

Tips for Heartworm Prevention
How to keep your dog free of this devastating parasite.

Ticks Can Transmit Lyme Disease
Use extra care when removing ticks from your pet.


Vaccination Schedule: Core
Core vaccinations are recommended for all dogs. Find out what your dog needs and when.

Vaccination Schedule: Noncore
Some vaccinations may be needed only in certain circumstances, such as boarding.

Other Care

Traveling by Car With Your Dog
10 tips to help your dog have a great time on the road.

Traveling by Air With Your Dog
10 tips to ease the stress of flying with your dog.

Top 10 Things That Can Poison Your Dog
Could you have a toxin in your home and not even know it?

Emergency Care for Dogs
Knowing what to do in an emergency could mean the difference between life and death for your dog.