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The following is an excerpt from Petfinder.com's - The Adopted Dog Bible. Most experts recommend feeding your dog twice a day - once in the morning and once in the evening - though puppies under five months of age should be fed three to four times a day, or as directed by your veterinarian. Credit: Getty Creative RELATED: How to Choose the Right Dog Treats While most dogs will dig in the moment you place the bowl on the floor, you may find that your adopted dog is a finicky eater, at least at first. After all, he's been thrust into a new home with new people, and he may be too nervous to eat. If this is the case, you will need to teach him to eat on a schedule. Leave the bowl on the...

Holistic Pet Care

SHAWN MESSONNIER, DVM One of the most important aspects of being a pet parent is providing for the emotional and physical well-being of your animal companions. Veterinary practitioners who offer an integrated approach to healthcare – combining the best of conventional medicine with that of complementary and alternative therapies – may offer a helpful and viable option beyond what traditional care can offer. Credit: Getty Creative As a vet practitioner, I have spent most of my career searching for ways to provide better care for my patients. Learning about alternative therapies convinced me to share my discoveries with others through the Natural Vet book series (published by Prima)....

The association between Ebola and dogs has been all over the news lately. After potentially being exposed by their infected owners, a Spanish dog, Excalibur, was euthanized, while a Texas dog, Bentley, is being held in isolation at an undisclosed location. The disparate handling of these two cases raises the question -- what risk do dogs really pose when it comes to the transmission of the Ebola virus? Credit: Getty Creative We do know that Ebola has the ability to infect certain types of animals in addition to humans. Antibodies to the virus are widespread in African fruit bats. Many scientists think that fruit bats may be the natural hosts for Ebola since they do not appear to become...