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18 05, 2018

Chihuahua

By |May 18th, 2018|

The Chihuahua is the smallest of all dogs breeds and has 2 coat varieties: smooth and longhaired. Originating in Mexico, they were bred for companionship and are known for their big, erect ears and prominent large eyes. The Chihuahua is a generally healthy breed with an average lifespan of 12-14 years. Likenesses of Chihuahua-like dogs [...]

17 04, 2018

About the Poodle

By |April 17th, 2018|

  The origin of the Poodle is widely debated, however, their intelligence never is as they are voted the second most intelligent dog breed.  Poodles are eager, athletic, and of remarkable versatility.  Poodles come in three size varieties: Standards should be more than 15 inches tall at the shoulder; Miniatures are 15 inches or under; Toys stand no more [...]

30 03, 2018

Why is My Pet Having Discharge from her Vagina?

By |March 30th, 2018|

What is pyometra? Pyometra is as an infection in the uterus as a result of a secondary infection due to hormonal changes in the female during "heat".  It is a serious and life threatening condition that must be treated quickly and aggressively in both dogs and cats.  When a female undergoes "heat" her body suppresses [...]

25 03, 2018

My Pet Has Been Sprayed By A Skunk?

By |March 25th, 2018|

Nothing is more concerned to pet owners than having your dog or cat sprayed by a skunk.  When threatened, skunks will release a strong scent to ward off predators, however, whether by accident or on purpose it can become quite problematic. It is a pungent, intense smell that most people dislike, and it is difficult [...]

23 03, 2018

How to Fly with Your Dog or Cat!

By |March 23rd, 2018|

Traveling can be very stressful for ourselves and our pets alike.  However, advanced planning and being prepared can help minimize these stresses. Here are a few tips will help to make your flight and trip as stress-free and problem-free as possible. Make sure to contact your airline early. Different airlines require different certifications and certificates [...]

13 03, 2018

Ibuprofen Toxicity

By |March 13th, 2018|

Before you medicate your dog, stop and ask your veterinarian.   Many people do not know that pain medications made for people (both over-the-counter and prescription) can be very harmful and even deadly to our pets!  Not all have to do with the size of your pet either, however in a small dog even 1 little [...]

12 03, 2018

Your Labradors Health!

By |March 12th, 2018|

Many diseases and health conditions are genetic, meaning they are related to your pet’s breed.  That does not mean your dog will have these problems; it just means that they are more at risk than other dogs. We will describe the most common issues seen in Labrador Retrievers to give you an idea of what [...]