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Whole Dog Journal’s 2023 Approved Dry Dog Foods

We’re excited to now present information about every single one of the dry dog foods made by the companies on our “Approved Foods” list, including their complete ingredients lists. Even more exciting: This is a searchable database. You can use filters to find foods that meet many specific needs for different dogs.

Whole Dog Journal’s 2023 Dog Gear of the Year

Gear of the Year features the most exciting, useful products we’ve used and enjoyed over the past year.
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Does Your Dog Have Hair or Fur?

What’s the difference between dog hair and fur? While the terms are often used interchangeably, grooming experts offer definitions that describe your dog’s coat.
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Why Do Dogs Bury Bones?

Instinct, of course. They’re protecting their assets.
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Why Does My Dog Have So Much Energy? Does He Have ADHD?

A high-energy dog’s behavior might beg a comparison to the symptoms of humans with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder or hyperactivity, but these diagnoses are rare in dogs. Labels aside, let’s talk strategies for dealing with all that energy.
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Pythiosis: A Scary and Emerging Disease

An organism that grows in stagnant water is widening its reach in the U.S. Sometimes referred to as “swamp cancer,” pythiosis in dogs has a high mortality rate if not diagnosed and treated early enough.
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Does Your Dog Have Pale Gums?

Pale gums in dogs can be a symptom of anemia or blood loss, but there are other causes as well.
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What Dogs Have Button Ears?

A dog with a button ear has a fold forward to protect the inside of the ear.
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Ways to Make a Dog Eat Slower

Knowing how to slow down a dog eating is vital to the dog’s health.
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How to Socialize a Puppy

To introduce a puppy to our human world without scaring her, take every experience at her pace and keep it safe and positive. Her body language will let you know if you are moving too fast.

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The Struggle Is Real: Puppies Abound

Here’s an actual email exchange I just had with a young man who went to high school with my son: Hi Nancy, First off, sorry for...