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Winter Tips

Be prepared for cold weather.   Short and long-haired dogs with one layered coats need to have a sweater or blanket to keep warm outside. Examples: Yorkies, Shih-Tzu   Double and triple-coated dogs need to have mats in their hair removed for better...

Summer Tips

When it's hot outside, animals may need special care.     Make sure there is always plenty of water available for your animals. Secure their  bowls and buckets so they cannot be spilled. Your pets pant and can become dehydrated easily.   Provide shade...

Giving Good Advise

Spaying/neutering your pet just makes sense.  But not everyone sees it that way. Here are some tips on effective persuasion by Faith Maloney, Director of Animal Care at Best Friends magazine.   One of the most frequent questions I'm asked is how to persuade...

Human Food that is poison to Your Pup

It's hard to resist a wagging tail and a pair of big, brown, begging eyes. And while certain human foods are palatable for dogs, it's important to know which are not, because unfortunately, the bad ones can severely harm and even kill your dog. The following list of...

Covid -19 and Dogs

In early March 2020, the World Health Organization declared that the COVID-19 novel coronavirus is a global pandemic. In the panic over the spread of the virus, people are worried not only about their own health but the health of their dogs, cats, and other pets....

Canine Influenza

Canine Influenza is a highly contagious disease caused by a flu virus in dogs, which spreads by direct contact with infected dogs to other dogs and by coughing or sneezing. It has been reported here in the US since 2003 and is currently in 30 states including all the...

Rattlessmake/Copperhead Vaccines

The problem of venomous snake bites is significant. Snake bites kill or injure dogs, destroy skin and muscle, cause permanent liver, kidney, heart, neurological, and joint damage. It is estimated that about 150,000 dogs and cats are bitten annually in the United...

Emergency First Aid Kit

What to have on hand in an emergency. Update and replace used items every 6 -12 months. Picture of pet(s) and a picture of owner with pet(s) Vet's telephone number Emergency Clinic's number PLUS poison control number A First Aid Manual for Dogs and Cats Adhesive tape...

Your Other Baby Comes Home

How to have a smooth transition: some suggestions on introducing your new baby to the family dog. Before you go to the hospital, carry a large stuffed toy around in your arms to simulate the baby. This will help your pet to get use to seeing you holding something in...