Category: Dogs

Nothing Is Certain But Death, Taxes and … Pets

By Larissa Barnes >>> As tax season comes to a close, most of us are entertaining a small degree of financial planning, even if it is as pure and simple as wanting to pay fewer taxes next year. For some of us it prompts the chance to review our financial objectives and consider what plans […] Read more

Veterinary Cardiologists: Specialists with a Heart for Healing

By Martha Michael >>> Imagine the excitement of bringing your new baby home. You cuddle with her in your bed, bond with her during feedings, and parade her in front of friends while you gush about her deep set eyes and tiny nose. But at her first well-check you get bad news. Her heartbeat is […] Read more

Your Pet Can Get Stressed Too

Stress is a virtually unavoidable part of human existence. No matter the lengths to which one will go to do so, external factors will inevitably crop up now and again that stress us out. Cats, like humans, can also get stressed out. Unfortunately, there are some pretty common behaviors out there that many pet owners […] Read more

Is Adoption for You?

By Bridget Alves >>> We’ve all seen those commercials where they show the sad-looking kittens and puppies juxtaposed with horrifying facts about animal abuse, and we’ve all had the feeling we’d like to save some of these precious creatures by adopting one. For some of us, that feeling fades as soon as the next commercial […] Read more

Potty Training 101

By Carolyn Squires >>> Whether you have a puppy or dog that needs to be potty trained right now or you are getting ready to take on potty training in the future, Potty Training 101 is here to help you! Every puppy presents different challenges, but there are common instincts that will facilitate the house […] Read more

OCD: Obsessive Canine Disorders

By Caroline Squires >>> Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, or OCD, in humans is characterized by unreasonable thoughts and fears (obsessions) that lead you to do repetitive behaviors (compulsions). It’s also possible to have only obsessions or only compulsions and still have OCD. But the question is, can dogs have OCD? The answer: Not really, but they do […] Read more

Bites and Lawsuits – How to Avoid Them

By Bridget Alves >>> When a dog feels threatened, odds are it’s going to bite someone (or at least attempt to). It’s in their bones, in their genes, it’s what they do. It’s why you can find signs for sale at the hardware store that state, in bold letters: “BEWARE OF DOG;” and it’s why […] Read more

Pet Food Ingredients You Want to Avoid

By Bridget Alves >>> Reading the labels on the food we buy is becoming increasingly more important as time goes on. Often, companies will sneak in unsavory ingredients and chemicals into the food we eat that can have detrimental effects on our health. Unfortunately, pet food is no different. If you’re in the habit of […] Read more

Introducing Your Dog to a New Baby

By Caroline Squires >>> Bringing home a new baby to a household with an existing dog (or dogs) should be done with great care to help your pet cope with this big change. It’s not unlike how parents help children understand that a new brother or sister will be joining the family. Your dog was […] Read more