Helping Your Dog With Pests

Summer brings with it tons of sun, fun, and outdoor activities. Unfortunately, it also is a time where our pets are exposed to a variety of pests, many of them lurking in places unseen. Here are five that are especially annoying—and dangerous. Fleas It’s nearly impossible to avoid fleas for an entire season, and for … Read more

What Shots Does My Dog Need

There are many vaccines available for dogs that are usually not very expensive by themselves, although often the exam price is merged with the vaccines which makes them appear more expensive. The most important vaccines across the country are the rabies and DHPP (the distemper and parvo combination). Rabies is required by law in most … Read more

Training Collars for Your Dog

You either love them or hate them for your dog, but training collars when used correctly can be a wonderful training to tool to help you and your dog with their bad habits. Yelling at your dog doesn’t work! When our chocolate lab was just over 6 months we introduced a training collar or shock … Read more

Pica: Non-Food Consumption Disorder

Puppies eat all kinds of objects, including nonfood items. Although behavior experts aren’t sure why they do it, many puppies tend to chew and swallow inedible things during investigation of their environments. Most puppies grow out of this behavior by six months of age without anything but mild discouragement from their owners. The consumption of … Read more

Four Steps to a Healthy Adult Dog

A healthy dog is a happy dog.  You can see by the shine of their coat or their always wagging tails that a dog is happy and healthy.  But your dog might need help to stay healthy and it is up to you as his owner and caregiver to look after their health needs.  With … Read more

How to Choose Dog Crate

When it comes time to choose a dog crate, there are a few things you need to take into account. Size is obviously an important factor, as you want to make sure the crate is big enough for your dog to stand up and turn around in

Best Age to Spay a Dog

There is no one definitive answer to the question of when is the best age to spay a dog. Veterinarians and animal experts generally agree that spaying a female dog before her first heat offers health benefits, but spaying after her first heat also has advantages. Male dogs can be neutered at any age.

Bedlington Whippet Dog Breed

When most people think of whippets, they think of the sleek, long-haired dogs that race around at high speeds. However, there is another type of whippet that is much shaggier and has a very unique appearance. This breed is known as the Bedlington Whippet.