Family Dog magazine by AKC recently published an awesome article on 10 things to Train Your Puppy. We loved it so much, we wanted to share it with you! Download the article below to read more.
Flea season is once again upon us! These irritating and infectious parasites are at the height of their activity in September, meaning that there are more adult fleas now than at any other time of the year. More and more pets are having the unfortunate experience of being hosts to these itchy pests, and more and more owners are going through the enormous hassle of trying to remove them. Thankfully, fleas do not have to be an inevitable concern for pet owners. There are many safe, effective, and comparatively economic precautions that owners can take to keep these pests away.
Since the canine influenza virus (CIV) H3N2 strain first emerged in Chicago in 2015, it has spread somewhat sporadically throughout the U.S. However, in late May, it turned up once again; the epicenter might have been two dog shows.
Separation anxiety (S.A.) symptoms often resemble boredom behaviors, including chewing, dissecting, digging (if dogs are left outside), “accidents” in the house, and excessive vocalization. A close look at your lifestyle will determine if yours is a case of dog separation anxiety or dog boredom
Many studies have demonstrated the value of companion animals in our lives and there are many ways in which animals contribute to society. Here are some examples of how animals enrich our lives.
It may be legal, but that doesn't mean Fido should have it! Click read more to find out why marijuana is not safe for your pet.
The second part of our series is going to help you narrow down which breed may be best to bring home. It is super important that you do your research, as your next canine friend will probably be with you for the next 8-18 years.
This week we will be providing you some information by the AKC on bringing home your next dog. A lot of preperation should go into chosing your next companion, and we are here to help you out.
If you have ANY additional questions about the information we are providing from the American Kennel Club, please do not hesitate to email or call, we are happy to help you with your path to bringing a new friend home.
According to the Association of Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP): An Estimated 58% of Cats and 54% of Dogs in the United States are Overweight or Obese.
Is your pet overweight or obese? When you feel your dog's ribs, they should feel like the back of your hand. Layer of skin, thin layer of muscle, and then ribs you can easily feel. If you feel a little extra pudge, or your dog's waistline is not tucked in, your pooch is overweight.
APOP also provides this though provoking info:
"Did you realize a 12 pound Yorkie is the same as an average female weighing 218 pounds and a 14 pound cat is equivalent to a 237 pound man? Did you consider that a 90 pound female Labrador retriever is equal to a 186 pound 5’ 4” female or 217 pound 5’ 9” male or a fluffy feline that weighs 15 pounds (DSH) is equal to a 218 pound 5’ 4” female or 254 pound 5’ 9” male?"
From providing caloric needs for your pet, to helpful handouts and information to helping you shed the pounds off your pet, APOP has many resources. To visit their website, please click their logo below. If you feel your pet may be carrying around a few extra pounds, please don't hesitate to stop over and we can get you on the right path to a healthier pet.
It's that time of year where we receive at least one phone call a week regarding a pet having fleas. Often times I get asked if a pet needs to continue their flea and tick control through the winter, as often times people are more worried about the ticks than the fleas. I always say it is VERY important to keep your pets on it year round, it can definitely save you a headache.