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4 Pet Safety Tips for “Home Alone” Dogs

April 01, 2022
Collie leaning on wall

As a pet parent, it can be hard to leave your dog at home alone, wondering if something might happen to him while you’re away. Considering Fido is, after all, just an innocent pooch, leaving him home alone can be a recipe for disaster under the right circumstances. Fortunately, there are things you can do to ensure your pet’s safety when you’re away. In this post, a veterinarian shares some safety tips for “home alone” … Read More »

Posted in Behavior, Dog Care

5 Foods You Should Never Feed Your Dog 

March 01, 2022
2 Dogs in Bibs

As dog-lovers, who among us hasn’t given in to throwing Fido a scrap or two when we’re eating? Those big watery eyes are hard to say no to, but sometimes it’s necessary. Some foods just aren’t good for dogs and can even harm them. Knowing which morsels and treats to keep away from your canine buddy can help ensure he stays healthy. Here, a veterinarian lists 6 types of foods you should never feed your … Read More »

Dog Collar or Harness? – The Pros and Cons

January 15, 2022
Child Petting Dogs

If you enjoy walks with Fido as much as he does, ensuring he wears the most comfortable and maneuverable attire can help make your daily adventures together all the more enjoyable. While collars may be the more traditional and convenient option, some dogs are better off wearing a harness. Read on to find out the pros and cons of dog collars vs harnesses and see which one is best for you and your canine pal.  … Read More »

Flying With Fido

December 01, 2021

Season’s Greetings! This year’s holiday season is shaping up to be much busier than last year’s was. Many people like to bring their dogs with them when traveling …. even on planes. But is that a good idea? A vet discusses flying with Fido below. Think It Over Flying can be quite stressful for dogs. Fido doesn’t really understand the concept of flight, and can get very scared by the noise and vibration. Your canine … Read More »

How Old Is Your Dog?

November 15, 2021
Dog waiting in car

If you’ve adopted a dog or taken in a stray, determining how old he is can be challenging. Fido may act like a big clumsy puppy, but looks can be deceiving. And that old formula, “Dogs live seven years for every one human year” isn’t really accurate, as that calculation only works if you know a dog’s age. However, you can “guesstimate” your canine pal’s age by tracking a few telltale signs. Genetics First and … Read More »

Posted in Dog Care

Canine Lymphoma Awareness Month

November 01, 2021

November 7th is Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day. Canine lymphoma is one of the most common cancers often found in dogs. In fact, it could make up as many as 20 percent of canine cancer cases. A local vet discusses canine lymphoma below. Basics While any dog can be affected, and at any stage of their life, it’s most often seen in dogs that are middle aged or older. It does seem to be more prevalent … Read More »

Posted in Dog Care, General

Spotlight On Fire Dogs

October 15, 2021

Today, October 1st, is National Fire Pup Day. Man’s Best Friend has held many different jobs throughout history. Fido has been a shepherd, guardian, tracker, and guide, to name just a few. However, fire dogs definitely rank up there with the best and bravest of our canine companions. A vet shines the spotlight on fire dogs in this article. The Dalmatian As you probably know, the Dalmatian is the breed most often found in firehouses. … Read More »

Meet The Pug

September 15, 2021
Pug dog sitting down

Our canine companions come in all shapes and sizes. Big, small, sleek, fluffy, we love them all! One of the most beloved and unique-looking pooches is the pug. Fido’s adorable face and expressive eyes have definitely earned him some fans! A veterinarian discusses the pug below. History Pugs were originally bred as companion dogs for ancient Chinese nobles, including several Emperors. As one might expect, being the Emperor’s favorite pet is a pretty sweet deal. … Read More »

9 Signs That Your Pet Is In Pain

September 01, 2021

September is Animal Pain Awareness Month. Pets may be very good at making their points when they want treats, walks, or lap space, but they often have trouble letting on when they are in pain. To complicate matters, some animals also try to mask signs of illness or injury. It’s important to know what to look for. A vet lists some key ones below. Changes In Appetite Most dogs and cats are very, very enthusiastic … Read More »

Posted in Cat Care, Dog Care

Spotlight On Assistance Dogs

August 01, 2021

International Assistance Dog Week starts today, August 1st. The 4th is also International Assistance Dog Day. Our canine companions are truly amazing animals! Fido’s devotion, intelligence, and hard work are special gifts, ones that allow him to help people with disabilities or medical challenges live independently. A vet discusses assistance dogs in this article. A Helping Paw Assistance Dog Week started with the intent to honor all of the loving, devoted pups that help their … Read More »