Dog Health Archives

Pet Cancer Awareness Month. 

Sponsored by Pet Cancer Awareness and the Blue Buffalo Foundation for Cancer Research. Set an appointment Setting an appointment is the first step to better your pooch’s health. Having regular check ups for your dog will help keep track of their health and give you piece of mind. Once you set your appointment it is best to set up a small pack or kit for you pooch. This kit should include a small bag of kibble, a favorite toy, a […]

May 18-24, 2015: Dog Bite Prevention Week.

  This event by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) along with the United States Post Office (USPS) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) focuses attention on preventing dog bites. Here are a few things you can do to train your dog not to bite and how to avoid behavior that may cause you to be bit. If you have a dog Socialization is key. Your pup has to be comfortable in his or her own home, yard, and […]

Chip Your Pet Month: Basics for caring for your dog

Caring for a pet is a large responsibility but it can be simplified by using training techniques, providing a healthy diet, maintaining you pup’s weight, and having your dog microchipped after adoption. This way they can be healthy and happy and you never have to worry about your dog should they get lost or simply go on an afternoon adventure. Training and Play Training with your dog is essential for you and your dog. You both need to know what […]

May 3-9, 2015 is American Humane’s Be Kind to Animals Week.

  This weeklong event has been celebrated since 1915 to promote being well, kind to animals. There are many ways you can celebrate this week and there are plenty of things you can do everyday that will promote the well-being of animals all over.   If you have a pet   If you have a pet there are plenty of things you can do to better your pet’s world. You can purchase a new toy for them, prepare a tasty […]

Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month.

Lyme Disease can be a painful, tiring, chronic illness that if not treated with caution can shorten the lifespan of your pooch. Luckily it is not only manageable but you can take action to actually prevent the disease. Here are a few tips on how to prevent contraction or deal with the illness if your dog has already been infected. Check up Always check your pup after they have been outside. It may have been four hours or 30 minutes. […]

May 3: National Specially Abled Pets Day

  Many pets, just like people, live with disabilities everyday. If you decide to adopt a pet that has low vision, is hard of hearing, or requires a wheelchair be sure you are able to care for them and their needs. This way you will have a pet that is comfortable and happy and you can truly enjoy the time you have together. If you’re unsure how to properly care for a pet that requires adjustments or modifications in their […]

Monday April 25, 2015 is World Veterinary Day

It is a day many pups dread but World Veterinary Day is an important day for you and your pooch. It reminds you of the importance of your dog’s health and can help you become a better caregiver for your pet. Here are a few things you can do on World Veterinary Day Say thank you Your veterinarian deals with millions of issues, sicknesses, and scared pups everyday. While we know you are the apple of your dog’s eye, your […]

National Pet First Aid Awareness Month (Part 2)

We wanted to continue our post about first aid kits for your pets. Here are a few more ideas you may find useful! Hand sanitizer You may not have time to wash your hands before you begin bandaging up your pet. Make sure you have a bottle of hand sanitizer in your kit so you can quickly clean your hands and completely avoid contaminating the wound. Flashlight A flashlight can help you find a small shard of glass or any […]

National Pet First Aid Awareness Month (Part One)

Creating a first aid kit for your furry friend can help relieve stress and anxiety if/when your pooch or kitten gets hurt and needs some help. While you should always call your veterinarian if your pet is hurt you can help them by applying basic first aid. While a bandage or a quick cleaning may not seem important at the time, keeping the wound clean and safe can mean a world of difference down the road. With some education and […]

Personality Profile: French Bulldogs

High Society French bulldogs were bred to be companions of the upper class in England and were often seen visiting France with their lace maker owners which is how they became French Bulldogs or Frenchies. Because of the company they kept, their small stature and rarity Frenchies were known for only being in upper class homes. But like the pup, Percy, in Disney’s adaption of Pocahontas this breed is sweet, loyal and will never turn his nose up at anyone. […]