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. [...]
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 [...]
Your Pug’s Health 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. General Health Concerns: Dental Disease Dental disease is the most common chronic problem in pets, [...]
We first came to know Pugs in China centuries ago. They were treasured pets kept by royalty; it was common for a Pug to have their own guard, palace, and even chef! Many Pug owners agree that they haven’t lost their ancestry and still behave like royalty. Pugs were first acknowledged by the AKC in [...]
Yes, it is bad! Ethylene glycol is the primary ingredient in many brands of antifreeze. It is extremely toxic to animals and people and has a slightly sweet taste. It is odorless, colorless, and often irresistible to dogs and cats when they find it in a puddle in the garage or driveway. Propylene glycol is [...]
MYTH: Spaying and neutering animals doesn't matter FACT: Around 2.7 million adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized each year in the United States simply because they do not have homes. MYTH: An animal needs to have a litter/one heat before sterilization. FACT: Medical evidence indicates just the opposite. In fact, the evidence shows that females [...]
In an effort to monitor and report emerging threats to companion animal health, CAPC will now provide monthly updates on the cities experiencing significant increases in reports of selected parasitic disease.
One of the many joys of the holiday season is making our homes look like the North Pole exploded inside, but glittering gildings can pose potential health threads to pets.
Be aware of these holiday hazards for your pets so you can avoid an emergency trip to the vet.
Food is on everyone's mind this time of the year as we count down to Thanksgiving Day, and our pets are no exception. They live, sleep and play alongside us, so it's only natural that they want to get their paws on whatever we're eating as well. And who can blame them? Peer into a bag of pet food and it's easy to see (and smell) why our dinners seem more delicious.