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Dear Doctor: Dogs Gotta Swim…But Should They Be Bathed Afterward?

Monday, May 1st, 2017

My dog is now almost a year old and absolutely loves to go in the water. There is a saltwater bay near our house that leads to the ocean, and nothing makes him happier than to splash around in it, and even swim in it. He grins from ear to ear. But should I be bathing him after each wet excursion?

Difficult, Or True to His Species?

Monday, May 1st, 2017

Where dogs and people don’t see eye to eye on acceptable behavior, it’s up to their owners to broker a peaceable solution.

Dogs Will Be Dogs, Whether Or Not It’s Convenient For You.

Monday, May 1st, 2017

Dogs come with definite genetic propensities for certain behaviors, making it hard — or impossible — to train them to adjust perfectly to the world of humans in which they live. But there’s a lot you can do to help them meet you at least halfway.

Ancestry.com for Your Dog?

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

On having your mutt tested to learn the breeds she’s comprised of — and the diseases she’s prone to.

“Sibling” Rivalry

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

How to recognize that what looks like serious fighting isn’t — and what to do when it is.