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Informational Resources

Dog DNA Tests: Why Your Mutt’s Makeup Matters


Anyone who has had a mixed breed dog has likely wondered: Just what type of dog do I have?

Now, it may be possible to answer that question. Companies specializing in dog DNA testing are enticing owners who are curious about their mutt’s background. Owners may also decide to test so they can take the information to their veterinarians to discuss potential health issues about their dog’s breeds.

How to Figure Out Your Dog’s Age


If you own a dog, you've heard this rule: 1 year for Fido equals 7 years for you. Turns out, the math isn't that simple. Dogs mature more quickly than we do early on. So the first year of your fuzzy friend’s life is equal to about 15 human years. 

Slideshow: How to Brush Your Dog's Teeth


Step One: Find the Right Time

Brush your dog's teeth when she's calm and relaxed. Your goal: Set a routine. Working up to brushing daily is ideal. But if her mouth is healthy, even three days a week can make a difference. Without brushing, plaque can build up, putting your dog at risk for bad breath, gum disease, and tooth decay. It can also cause painful infection. Severe infection can spread, causing life-threatening conditions

What's Your Dog Trying to Tell You?



If your dog holds her tail straight out from her body, she’s likely:

Tips to Get Out With Your Older Dog


Your pup isn’t a puppy anymore. He’s up for a game of fetch, but he might move a bit slower and tire out sooner. Your job now is to learn how to keep your senior citizen active but respect his aging body. 

Behavior Changes in Aging Dogs


As they age, our dogs often suffer a decline in functioning. Their memory, their ability to learn, their awareness and their senses of sight and hearing can all deteriorate. This deterioration can cause disturbances in their sleep-wake cycles, making them restless at night but sleepy during the day. 

Dog Nutrition


Everything you need to know about dog nutrition, food that your dog can eat, other food that your dog should not eat, nutritious dog food ingredients, common allergens in food, healthy dog food and treat recipes, and what kind of supplements you should (and shouldn’t) include in your dog’s diet. 

Nutritionally Balanced Homemade Dog Food Recipes



 by Dr. Marty Pets Team

 This homemade dog food recipe is perfect if you’ve never cooked for your dog before. A homemade take on the traditional dog kibble, this recipe is also a nice introduction to “new” food for your dog.

In order to make Crunchy Homemade Kibble, you only need a few ingredients, which makes your shopping list easy to manage!

Poisoned Pets


 FDA Issues Public Safety Alert For Contaminated Raw Pet Food, Aunt Jeni’s Raw Dog Food Due to Salmon 

In a public safety alert, the US Food and Drug Administration is cautioning pet owners not to feed their pets Aunt Jeni’s Home Made frozen raw pet food after samples 







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