Home > Lifestyle > Pet Health > Caring for your dog Caring for your dog All sections in Pet Health » About Pet Health » Behavioural problems » Caring for your cat » Caring for your dog » Pet health tips » Pet safety » Pets and people » Your pet's health » Pet Health News Careful, xylitol can kill your dog! Xylitol, the sweetener now found in everything from cake to toothpaste, may appeal to humans trying to lose weight, but it can be deadly to dogs. Subscribe to receive health tips daily » Like Health24 on Facebook » Ask CyberVet » Watch this cat playing Jenga! Cuteness overload: baby pandas playing on a slide How to walk your dog Lead pulling is a common problem for dog owners, but follow these steps and you and your best friend will soon be enjoying stress-free strolls. Why is my dog not eating? When your dog is not eating, it is either ill, or there is some behavioural problem. Here's what you need to do. Food not to feed your dog Feeding you dog 'human food' may be detrimental to its health. How to care for your arthritic dog As our canine companions grow older, they are subject to the same degenerative problems that plague their joints as we are. There are lots of things we can do as owners to help. 10 things you owe your pet There is skill involved in being a successful pet owner. So before you take on one, read the advice of the Cybervet forum users. 10 tips on exercising your dog Has your dog been getting unusually rotund? And has the dog been getting quite rough with other dogs? Exercise could help to solve these problems. “ Latest comment on Health24 Moses Taylor says... Bating takes years off your life. How Tim Noakes wants you to train ” 12 interesting facts about dogs Thought you knew a lot about dogs? Read these interesting facts and think again. 6 tips on your new puppy Even if you really love your new puppy, you might not know what's best for it. These 6 tips should sort that out. Water: your dog's life line Besides oxygen, your dog's next most important requirement to stay alive is water. Clean, fresh, plentiful water is a vital element of your dog's diet. load more articles advertisement Live healthier Hypertension » Salt may be bad for more than blood pressure Regularly salting foods heightens death risk How potassium fights high blood pressure Are you eating too much salt? Did you know that high blood pressure affects as many as 25% of adult South Africans? Do you have a sweet tooth? » What’s SA’s most sugary drink? Craving sugar? Blame your brain WHO says we're eating too much sugar 10 foods with hidden sugar Even if you don't have a sweet tooth, you might still be eating far more sugar than you think.