Dog Safety

How to keep track of your puppy’s vaccinations

Best vaccination schedule Bringing home a new puppy is exciting for everyone in the family. In addition to having a new playmate to bond with, there is a certain excitement that comes along with puppy preparation. Purchasing toys, selecting the ...

April Fool Your Dog Into Eating a Healthier Diet

Healthy diet for your dog Is your dog overweight, lethargic, or plagued by persistent medical conditions? If so, your dog’s health problems likely have a correlation to commercial dog food, treats, and other calorie sources consistently consumed ...

How to treat your dog’s Addison’s Disease

Canine Addison’s disease, or hypoadrenocorticism This happens when a dog’s adrenal glands do not produce enough corticosteroids, the hormones that allow people and dogs to adapt to stress. The adrenal glands, located near the kidneys, have a center ...

Calming Canine Stress and Anxiety

Enormous anxiety The crackling starts slowly, then builds. The fire-driven gusts push through branches as they break and crash to the ground. Sirens. Big trucks. Firemen yelling. Smoke. Caravans of humans load up their cars with kids and boxes as ...

How to Boost Your Dog’s Immune System

With the winter weather watering down both our gardens and our coats, the sniffles and coughs aren’t too far behind. While humans battle those pesky viruses and bacterial infections with vitamin C and other immunity boosters, their canines might be ...

How to keep your dog safe from distemper

Because it is easily transmitted between infected animals, distemper can be a frightening disease for pet parents who own a puppy, or that are unsure of their adopted dog’s vaccination history. It’s particularly important for pet parents to stay ...

How to treat your dog for bubonic Plague

Last month, a dog in Rio Rancho, N.M., was diagnosed with bubonic plague. New Mexico health officials are warning pet parents to protect themselves and their animals against this disease.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports ...

How to Treat Your Dog’s Ringworm

Contrary to the name, ringworm is not caused by worms. In actuality, ringworm (dermatophytosis) is a skin condition caused by a fungal infection, not unlike Athlete’s foot or jock itch.“It was originally thought that the infection known as ...

15 Dog-Friendly Travel Tips

Important tips for traveling with your pooch 1. If you’re flying with your dog, be sure he is securely in his carrier before you enter the terminal. This keeps him safe in case you’re distracted while checking in. Pick a crate that is both ...

Beat the incoming summertime heat with these activities.

Pleasant activites when it is hot for you and your dog Is your pup like an otterhound, and has webbed paws ideal for swimming? Personally, my basset hound Lucy can’t stand water, but I know she’d enjoy a stroll on the beach. In fact, I know a lot ...