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Lost Dog Behavior & Tips for Finding Them

Posted on 03-19-2016

Why did my dog run away? There are a few basic reasons for dogs to run away from home including: Opportunity (e.g. gate or door left open) Displacement (pet in strange in place and becomes ...

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Home Care for Pets with Heart Failure - After the Vet Visit

Posted on 02-10-2016

Feeding/Diet: In general, we recommend feeding whatever your pet is willing to eat while minimizing grease/fat and high salt snacks (i.e. avoid chips, crackers, salty dog treats like Beggin’ ...

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How to Recognize and Treat Pain in Cats & Dogs

Posted on 01-25-2016

How does pain work? The pain pathway in the body involves a painful stimulus (injury, inflammation, surgery, arthritic pain, etc) that is sensed by nocioceptors (nerves that detect and conduct pain...

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Survival Tips for Puppy's First Year

Posted on 09-19-2015

Key Concepts: 1. Provide for the pet’s needs: Besides health and nutritional care, puppies require adequate amounts of exercise, mental stimulation, and social interaction.  2.&n...

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Health Issues of Brachycephalic Breeds - Bulldogs, Pugs, & Bostons, Oh My!

Posted on 06-24-2015

Brachycephalic refers to the shortened snout and flattened facial structure seen in English Bulldogs, Boxers, Pugs, Boston Terrier, French Bulldogs, Pekingese, Shih Tzus, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel...

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Canine Influenza (Dog Flu) - Know the Facts

Posted on 04-24-2015

Canine Influenza is a respiratory disease caused by a flu virus.  So far, the flu virus strains isolated from dogs have not been shown to be contagious to people.  Flu virus is spread betwee...

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Doberman Pinschers - Common Health Issues

Posted on 04-24-2015

The American Kennel Club describes Doberman Pinschers (Dobes) as :  “A square, medium-sized dog,... muscular and possesses great endurance and speed. He is elegant in appearance and refl...

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How To Care For Orphaned Puppies & Kittens

Posted on 03-18-2015

Caring For Newborn Puppies & Kittens The best care-taker for newborn puppies and kittens is their mother.  Humans should only take over the care and feeding of puppies and kittens unde...

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Arthritis (Degenerative Joint Disease)

Posted on 01-18-2015

What Is Degenerative Joint Disease? Degenerative joint disease (DJD) is a progressive disease characterized by joint pain, cartilage damage, and bone spur production.  It is very similar t...

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Canine Distemper

Posted on 12-16-2014

What is Canine Distemper? Canine Distemper is caused by a virus (Canine Distemper Virus or CDV) that is closely related to the human measles virus.  This virus primarily affects domestic dogs,...

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Ebola and Pets

Posted on 10-30-2014

(Adapted from “Veterinary Considerations for Ebola Virus Outbreaks” on the Veterinary Information Network) Ebola virus disease or Ebola haemorrhagic fever is a severe, contagious di...

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Thunderstorm Anxiety in Dogs

Posted on 10-19-2014

What to Look For       Early recognition of your dog’s anxiety during thunderstorms is essential.  Thunderstorm fears usually develop over an extended time perio...

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