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Dog parents are often shocked, and sometimes horrified, by the strange things their dogs eat.  Veterinarians, on the other hand, aren’t so surprised. “To put it politely, many dogs are indiscriminate eaters,” says Dr. Jessica Vogelsang, a San Diego veterinarian and writer. “We see everything.” Here are some of the more unusual items vets say their furry patients have consumed. …

Pet insurance is a tool to help pet parents avoid a financial crisis due to unexpected veterinary expenses from accidents and illnesses. Learn more about pet insurance here.

Your pet’s breed and size are important determinants and predictors of health issues he or she might experience with age. Check out age-related health problems by breed here.

Anthrax is a systemic bacterial disease caused by a spore-forming organism known as bacillus anthracis. Learn about the dangers, diagnosis, transmissions, symptoms and treatments of anthrax here.

The National Animal Poison Control Center wants to educate vehicle owners on the safe use, storage and disposal of antifreeze to prevent accidental ingestion by animals. Check out these guidelines.

Many people believe that dogs are colorblind — but is it true? Partially. Find out what colors dogs can and can’t see!

Arthritis is the inflammation of a joint, which can cause pain and/or swelling. Learn more about the symptoms and treatments of arthritis here.

The ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) provides expert diagnostic and treatment recommendations for animals who may have ingested toxic items. Find out more about the APCC here.

Unneutered male dogs may end up having behavioral problems. Find out what behavioral problems can arise in unneutered male dogs here.

Spaying your pet is a good idea for many reasons. Find out why spaying your pet is important and how spaying surgical procedures are done.