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

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

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.