Did you know that by choosing to adopt a pet, rather than buying one from the pet store, that you are saving a life? It’s true! Often there seems to be a misconception that pets that are in shelters have behavioral issues, have not received adequate health care, or are just unwanted for some… Read More


    Before we talk about how to safely trim your dog’s nails, I want to point out that if both you and your dog are as relaxed as possible when starting, chances are much greater of a successful nail trimming session.  My Beagle does not like anything about nail trimming and tends to bring… Read More


      With Halloween just a few weeks away, I wanted to take a moment to remind all pet owners how to keep their pets safe this year.  Many people love to include their cats and dogs in festivities which can make for a fun event for both family and pets. However, Halloween can be full… Read More


    If you are anything like me, then you too believe that all dog foods that are available for purchase, are safe for your pet.  Seriously, do we even have to ask this question?  If it was determined that a product was unsafe, we would know about it.  It would be on the news… Read More


    What happened in 2007 was the infamous pet food recall that resulted from the loss of many pets.  That recall focused on food and additives that were supplied from China. The scope of the recall included a ban on shipments from China and resulted in Senate hearings with pet food industry representatives, veterinarians and members… Read More


  When it comes to pain, knowing your dog can help  identify behaviors that could mean he is experiencing pain.  Being aware of those signs as early as possible means controlling your dog’s pain as quickly as possible. While every dog is different, there are universal behaviors that your dog could display  that mean he… Read More


  All dog owners are familiar with how dogs sniff each other’s butt when they  meet . Have you ever wondered why they do it?  We know that dogs have a keen sense of smell, but seriously, they present their rear ends to another dog when they meet.  Not surprisingly, there is a reason that… Read More


  Our dogs can live a long, happy life if they are properly cared for.  Preventative measures mean not only a better quality life for our canine friends, but it can also help cut down on veterinarian expenses.  Conditions that affect us as we age can also result in older dog health problems, such as… Read More


  Essential oils have been used for thousands of years for health purposes. Today the use of these oils range from aromatherapy to medicinal to natural cleaning products. The essential oil is made through a distillation process using different parts of a plant such as leaves, roots, and flowers. The benefit that we get from… Read More


    Today’s well-groomed dog has ears that are cleaned on a regular basis.  A visual inspection can help assess the health of your dog’s ears and spot any possible infections that may be brewing.  Wiping clean the external ear is just one part of a thorough ear cleaning.  It is important that the ear… Read More