Are you considering adding a second dog to your family?  While owning more than one dog can add to the furry fun, it can sometimes be too much for you or your first dog to handle. Consider Your First Dog … Continue reading

Beat the Heat!

Summer is here and swimming, camping, and spending time outdoors with family and friends is on many people’s minds.  What about your dog, though?  It’s hot outside, and special care and attention needs to be given to him to keep … Continue reading

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