12 07, 2019

Does My Pet Have to Wear a Seat Belt?

By |July 12th, 2019|

Many dog owners love to take their pets along with them when they get in their car; whether it’s a short drive locally to the grocery store, or a longer trip.  Most dogs love to ride in the car too! Unfortunately, many owners don’t realize the dangers that exist for their unrestrained pet in an [...]

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 [...]

1 07, 2019

What Diseases Are Spread By Ticks

By |July 1st, 2019|

 1. Lyme Disease Transmitted by the bite of an infected deer tick.   Symptoms range from joint pain, lethargy, and lameness to decreased appetite and fever. Signs of infection can take months to appear.  It can be very difficult to treat and even more difficult to fully cure.  Dogs do not get the tell-tale bullseye rash common [...]

31 05, 2019

My Pet Ate My Plant, Is It Toxic?

By |May 31st, 2019|

Most dogs and cats, and sometimes other furry friends do not typically eat plants either inside or outside your house.  However all animals have individual personalities and that includes interest in plants, grasses, and flowers.  It is important to research if a plant is toxic before putting it into your home or garden.   This list [...]

30 04, 2019

Questions About Heartworm Disease

By |April 30th, 2019|

How do Monthy Heartworm Prevenatives Work? All approved heartworm medications work by eliminating the immature (larval) stages of the heartworm parasite. This includes the infective heartworm larvae deposited by the mosquito as well as the following larval stage that develops inside the animal. Unfortunately, in as little as 51 days, heartworm larvae can molt into [...]

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 [...]

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