Why do Dogs Pant?

Dogs often pant in warm weather, while exercising, or during an exciting or stressful episode.  Sometimes, a panting dog looks like he is grinning from ear to ear!  However, dogs don’t pant to show that they’re happy.  It’s an essential … Continue reading

The Dangers of Bloat

Gastric Dilation and Volvulus, commonly referred to as bloat, can kill your dog.  Happening mostly with large, deep chested dogs, it causes a dog’s stomach to twist due to excess gas, putting pressure on the organs and diaphragm and harming … Continue reading

Winter Care for Dogs

It’s time to say goodbye to colorful fall and say hello to cold winter.  You’re probably planning on wearing a heavy coat, lighting the fireplace, and drinking lots of hot chocolate.  But what about your dog?  Special attention and care … Continue reading

Dog Walking Gear

With the many different leashes, harnesses, anti-pull equipment, and collars, it can be hard to decide what walking gear your dog needs.  What’s the difference between a leather leash and a nylon?  What is a head halter?  Does a choke … Continue reading