11 06, 2018

Why Wont My Dogs Tail Move

By |June 11th, 2018|

Acute Caudal Myopathy or commonly known as Swimmers Tail is a condition that usually occurs after excessive swimming or swimming in cold water but can also be caused by excessive wagging or strenuous exercise.  Swimming can provide hours of fun and entertainment, as well as great exercise to both you and your dog.  However, like [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]