Do you have a mixed breed dog in your family? Have you ever wondered about what breeds contribute to their genetic heritage? Is your dog’s ancestry undetermined? You think your dog is a ______ mix or “kinda looks like” ______….but what where did their genes really come from? Do you know which potential health, growth, … More Who’s Your Daddy?
Noise phobia in the dog is a very common problem and 25-40% of dogs are affected by some level of sensitivity to noise. It is a fear based response which often becomes progressively worse over time or following a particularly bad storm. This intense episode of terror can cause up to a 200% increase in … More KA-BOOM- Noise Phobias in Dogs
What is Heartworm Disease? This is a preventable disease. Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal parasitic disease most commonly seen in dogs. It is caused by Dirofilaria immitus a blood borne parasite. Heartworm disease is found in every state in the US and all over the world. These worms can be 12” long … More Heartworm Disease
Warm weather and spring moisture help bring out the seasonal parasites that infest our pets. Since we, the pets, live inside your homes and sleep in your beds, we are happy to bring in and share all that nature has to offer from outdoors. I know your response of “yuck”, “ugh”, “gross” “keep it away … More Tis the Season for Pesky Parasites
What is Obesity? Obesity is the most common nutritional disease in cats and dogs. It is an excess of fatty tissue deposited in the body that contributes to, or is associated with many health problems. Studies estimate that at least 45-50% of our dogs and 50-60% of pet cats are overweight. Most always obesity … More Obesity in Pets- Is your pet overweight?
February is National Pet Dental Health Month. 80% of our pets have some degree of dental disease by the time they are 3 years of age, and dental disease is one of the leading causes of major health issues for household pets today. Dogs have 28 teeth as puppies, they will lose most of them … More The “TOOTH” About Pet Dental Health
There are so many things to consider when bringing a new puppy into your household that humans forget to think about. The first things we will discuss are those most humans get for new puppies, then we will talk about the other really important items humans often forget to consider until there are problems…..Remember, there … More You Have A New Puppy! (What’s Next?)
What kind of dog, did you say? How many different breeds of dogs can you identify? Most of us readily recognize the Labrador Retriever, German Shepherd, Shih Tzu, and Poodle, but how about the remaining types of dogs from the 190+ different AKC recognized purebred breeds? Then there are all of those “Designer Dog” mixed … More Have You Ever Seen a ……..Dog?
burr…..Burr….BURRRRR!! January has arrived, and it is snowing or just plain cold outside. Often it is already dark when you get home in the afternoon, your dog has been waiting for you all day, and sometimes it is not much fun to take your dog outside for play, walks, and exercise during the winter season. … More It’s COLD Outside (Winter Dog Activities)