Protecting your Dog from Foxtails

What are foxtails? Foxtails are a common breed of meadow grass that has soft, brushlike flowering spikes. Foxtails can be found worldwide, but are very common in the Western United States – California in particular. How can foxtails affect my dog? They might seem harmless, but foxtails can pose risk for your dog, as they can easily […] Read more »

Benefits of Adopting an Older Dog

Sadly, older dogs in shelters have a very tough time finding homes. Abandoned by previous owners, they are often overlooked by potential adopters in favor of younger animals. However, there are so many reasons to open your home to an older dog! Here are just a few: – Senior dogs are less destructive. Chances are […] Read more »

Are Tennis Balls Bad for Dogs’ Teeth?

If your dog, like many others, loves to chase and chew on tennis balls, you might be wondering if this hobby will effect his/her teeth. The short answer: yes, the outer layer of a tennis ball is abrasive and can wear down tooth enamel after extended chewing. Additionally, tennis balls pose other hazards – they […] Read more »

Fly Masks for Horses

What: Fly masks are used to cover a horse’s eyes, jaw, and sometimes ears. The mask is made from a mesh that allows the horse to see and hear. Most are made from black or white mesh, but some have designs on them that do not interfere with vision. Most have fleece padding around the muzzle. […] Read more »

Thunderstorm Phobia

It’s not uncommon for dogs to be afraid of thunderstorms, but this phobia can take a major toll on their psyche (and yours!) and cause them to behave destructively.  Here are a few tips to deal with this issue: – Catch it early. If you notice a fear of thunderstorms in your puppy or young […] Read more »