1 07, 2019

Helping Your Dog with Severe Phobias During Storms and Fireworks

By |July 1st, 2019|

If any of you have a dog like mine who absolutely hates storms, fireworks, or any loud noises you know that it can be quite stressful for them and for you. I wanted to take some time and talk about a few things that may help reduce or all together alleviate the stress and anxiety [...]

30 04, 2019

Breed of the Month: American Pitbull Terrier

By |April 30th, 2019|

History The blood sport of  "bull baiting" began over 1,000 years ago in England.  The American Pitbull Terrier was brought to the United States by immigrants from England, Ireland, and Scotland during the 19th century. Due to public outrage, bull baiting was banned in England in 1835. Bulldog breeders and owners then moved to the sport [...]

30 04, 2019

Genetic Predispositions for American Pitbull Terriers

By |April 30th, 2019|

Please remember that just because there is a predisposition it does not mean your Pitbull will get some or any of these conditions.  This blog is to serve as an educational guide. Hip Dysplasia An inherited disease that causes the hip joints to form improperly and leads to arthritis. You may notice lameness in the [...]

30 04, 2019

What is Heartworm Disease, Is That Bad?

By |April 30th, 2019|

Yes it is bad and here is why! What causes heartworm disease? Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease in pets in the United States and many other parts of the world.  It is caused by a blood-borne parasite known as Dirofilaria immitis that lives in the heart, lungs and associated blood vessels of [...]

8 04, 2019

Facts about U.S. Animal Shelters

By |April 8th, 2019|

First I want to give thanks to the thousands of people who tirelessly work day and night to help these animals in need.  They are feeding them, walking them, cleaning them, administering medicine, finding homes for them, and sometimes saying good bye to them.  These amazing people may be the only smiling face these animals [...]

27 03, 2019

Genetic Predispositions for Pomeranians

By |March 27th, 2019|

Genetic predispositions doesn’t necessarily mean your Pom will have any of these conditions.  This blog is educate and inform of potential issues and stress the importance of annual check ups and routine testing to detect any early warnings and prevent any potential issues before they become more serious conditions. Heart Disease Poms are susceptible to [...]

26 03, 2019

Pomeranian

By |March 26th, 2019|

Pomeranian History Originally the Pomeranian was a much larger dog used for herding. It was discovered in the Pomeranian region of Germany, from which it also derived its name. It is a member of the Spitz family, which includes Samoyeds, Malamutes, and Chow Chows. Through careful selection of breeding stock, the dog from Pomerania was [...]

24 02, 2019

10 Ferret Fun Facts You Want To Reach Before Getting A Ferret

By |February 24th, 2019|

  Ferrets are playful, mischievous, entertaining little animals who can bring endless enjoyment to a family. They are cuddly, interactive, spunky pets who can be great for owners who have time to take them out of their cages every day and play with them.  Before you bring one of these little balls of energy into your [...]

9 02, 2019

Phew My Cats Breath Smells!

By |February 9th, 2019|

Dental disease is a very common issue facing cats today and can be very serious and painful.  The most common problems include gingivitis, an inflammation of the gums, which is caused by the accumulation of plaque.  This can later develop into periodontal disease and tooth resorption.  This affects more than half of all cats over the [...]

26 01, 2019

Genetic Predispositions for Siberian Huskies

By |January 26th, 2019|

These blogs are not to cause concern for Husky owners, rather to make them aware of potenital issues that are found more commonly in Siberian Huskies than some other breeds.  However, genetic predisposition does not mean certainty of any of the conditions listed below. Eye Problems Cataracts: Symptoms include a grey, cloudiness in the lens portion [...]