When taking your dog out in public, it’s always a good idea to be aware of your surroundings and especially mindful of others. A good rule of thumb for practicing good etiquette is to remember that not everyone likes dogs. Often times, it’s fairly easy to tell when someone is a dog lover, like if […]
Whether you believe it or not, our pets are just as prone to obesity and weight gain as us humans. According to the RSCPA, between 22 and 24 percent of pets are overweight or obese. More serious though is what those excess pounds can mean for your pet.
Whether you’re going on a trip to Las Vegas or you’re just spending a few days with your sister who’s allergic to dogs, sometimes, you just can’t take Fido with you when you travel. Finding safe and affordable care for your pet can be difficult, so we want to know, would you try a service […]
The primary rule when interacting with an animal that isn’t yours is to ask the owner first, assuming the animal has an owner. When you’re meeting – or just greeting – a domesticated animal that isn’t yours, however, there are several other rules you might want to follow.
My cat may be completely bipolar. Sweet, loving and a cuddle bug one minute, cross him and if he were human he’d spit in your face the next minute. Peter (aka Petey Pie, Peter the horrible, Pete-Pete and $%&?!!) has been in our home since he was 5 weeks old. One reason I think he’s […]
It’s the time of year where working in a veterinary hospital, we start to see an influx of new pets, mostly puppies or sometimes, adult dogs. Stretching from Christmas to Valentine’s Day, during winter and holiday school vacations mostly, families are welcoming a new furry friend into the family. Most, but not all, are usually […]
In today’s piece, we are focusing on something very important – National Pit Bull Awareness Day! This began in 2007, started by Jodi Preis. On that day several years ago, over 150 events were held to educate others, and celebrate what a wonderful breed the American Pit Bull Terrier (and other bully breeds, Staffys, etc) […]
I met one of the sweetest terrier mix dogs over the weekend. His owner said maybe Bull Terrier Lab cross, or Staffordshire Mix. Who knows, either way, too freakin’ adorable. What he did know was that his boy just loved to greet people; lives for affection. We were walking in our local park and this […]
Pit bull terriers, the breed some people love to hate. They can’t even articulate why they do, but it’s usually because of horror stories the news (which always tells the truth) or someone else told them. Their jaws lock, they are untrustworthy, you never know when they will just snap, they cannot be rehabilitated are […]
Separation anxiety, one of the hardest obstacles for a dog, and their humans to adjust to living with or overcome. I think a lot of the time, there are little signs, so insignificant in the beginning stages of a pups life in a home, that they can be overlooked. The crazy greeting when you come […]
Since we are officially in the beginning of summer, I thought I’d share some insight in to various ways to keep our pets cool and comfortable all summer long. Some of these seem pretty basic. You might think that these are things that should come easy to pet owners, but you’d be surprised how many pets we see at our office that come in overheated. We also tend to get calls that pets are behaving differently when it’s hot out, even though they are strictly indoor pets. So, turn on the AC, sit back, and take note of the following tips to keep your furry friends happy and comfortable.
I can’t imagine living the rest of my life without having a dog, or other animal for that matter. I don’t mean I’m one of those freaks who want to take possession of any and all exotic animals just because I can. Wildlife should stay right where it is, in the wild.