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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]