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 [...]

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 [...]

7 03, 2018

I Love My Lab

By |March 7th, 2018|

Labrador Retrievers: What a Unique Breed! They will be your best friend, companion, and a source of unconditional love. Chances are that you chose them because you like Labs and have meet many fine examples of their breed.  They are outgoing, eager to please, and friendly with both people and other animals. Training is definitely necessary because [...]

21 02, 2018

What is hypothyroidism in Dogs?

By |February 21st, 2018|

Hypothyroidism is caused by inflammation or shrinkage of the thyroid gland and is usually responsible for the decrease in thyroid hormone production.   This can be part of a natural aging process and is seen in Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers, Irish Setters, Dobermans and other medium to large sized dogs over the age of 6.  This decrease [...]

16 02, 2018

Why Is My Pet Itching?

By |February 16th, 2018|

  Itching is a very common issue in all animals including dogs and cats.   Itching can cause your pet to scratch and lick one spot or their whole body frequently.  You may notice broken hairs, missing hair, saliva (red/brown) staining,  or scabbing on certain areas.   The most common cause of itching is allergies, however, things like [...]

12 02, 2018

The Bulldog’s Health Concerns

By |February 12th, 2018|

Genetic Predispositions for Bulldogs Respiratory Distress Syndrome Brachycephalic syndrome is a pathological condition affecting short-nosed dogs and cats which can lead to severe respiratory distress. There are anatomical abnormalities that contribute to the disease like the soft palate (the soft part at the back of the roof of the mouth)being too long and hangs down into the airway. The nostrils are often too small, [...]

2 02, 2018

The Bulldog!!

By |February 2nd, 2018|

The Bulldog was first bred as a powerful and athletic all-purpose working dog, used to catch hogs and cattle. The designation "bull" was applied because of the dog's use in the sport of bull baiting.  They are typically gentle and loving family companions, but may not tolerate other dogs, especially those of the same sex. [...]

23 01, 2018

Crate Training Your New Puppy

By |January 23rd, 2018|

As we welcome our new Christmas puppies we may have noticed that training can be harder than it seems.  Here is a tip to help you on your way.  One of the most useful things to teach your new pup is to become comfortable with his/her crate.   Crate training your puppy can be extremely beneficial [...]

17 01, 2018

Winter Storm Pet Safety Tips

By |January 17th, 2018|

Bad weather can be a tough time for everybody, especially your pets.  Domestic dogs & cats are not equipped for severe winter storms even with their winter coats. During a blizzard, pets should stay safely indoors & wait out the storm.  As temperatures plummet and gusts of frigid wind bring snow, rain, and sleet these [...]