Spring Recipe

Spring is here and that means it is time for a springtime dog treat recipe courtesy of the Doggy Dessert Chef. These Strawberry Banana Smoothie Biscuits are sure to be a hit for your canine and I’m sure it would be a healthy treat for us too. Here’s the recipe: 1/2 cup Strawberries 1 medium … Read more

Common Canine Fears

Dogs can suffer from a wide range of fears and phobias, but here are some of the most common: Fear of Thunder– Dogs can often sense thunderstorms before we hear the first strike. Thunderstorms can be a jolting experience for dogs that may cause them to hide or act erratic. Fear of Fireworks (4th of … Read more

Bath Time Revisted

Not too long ago we did a blog post about bath time, but we didn’t include how often one should bathe their four legged friend. This time we’ll touch upon how often one may want to give their dog a dip. Dr. Sherry Weaver suggests that unless your dog is suffering from a skin disease … Read more

Before You Adopt Fido

Because adopting a dog is a lifetime commitment it is extremely important to take many things into consideration. Here are some things to think about before you welcome a new family member: Children in the Household According to an article entitled New Additions found in Rescue Me magazine children should not view the new dog … Read more

The Importance of Spay and Neuter

After you bring home the fluffy little kitten, or playful puppy, you may wonder what is needed to keep your new family addition healthy. Vaccines, of course, are essential to prevent many common infectious diseases, and a nutritious, balanced diet is imperative, however, many pet owners do not realize the many positive health implications of … Read more

Separation Anxiety and Your Dog

 Is your new best friend having some separation issues? Does he follow you from room to room and always have to have you within his sights? Maybe that’s OK with you. However, do you have the following problems? · Does he display destructive behavior while you’re gone? · Does he bark or howl incessantly once … Read more

Is Fido Fit or Fat? Canine Obesity

We love our dogs. They are beloved members of our families who share many special moments in our lives. They unconditionally love and support us, and we wonder how we could ever get through the tough times without our faithful companions. For many of our furry friends, however, we also share the American habit of … Read more

Hey, do you like my smile? Small Animal Dentistry

One of the more common things an owner will mention to me as I am performing a physical examination is that they have noticed bad breath (halitosis) coming from the mouth of their beloved pet. Nobody wants a kiss from a stinky mouth! This foul odor is generally the result of bacterial accumulation tarter build-up, … Read more