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Covid’s Impact on Pet Health

      As we unpack the past 2 years, the requirement to embrace change became necessary during unprecedented upheaval. We found creative ways to entertain ourselves indoors and learned to Zoom. We’ve emerged from the Covid cocoon, yet what about our pets? Dogs born and/or acquired in 2020 were kept in isolation too. Robbed…

Back-to-School Blues affect Dogs too!

    It’s Back-to-School which marks the end of halcyon days as kids return to rigid schedules and after-school events that take attention away from the family dog. This time of year is academically stressful for pets as their human companions alter summer routines. Pet owners should be acutely aware of the depressing effect on…

Why do Dogs Hump?

  Humping or “mounting” is a common behavior and not exclusive to intact or stud males only. Neutered males and females may also “go for it”.   Obviously, in the case of a female dog in heat, any male dog will traverse hill and dale to start that party. Unless you are a professional breeder, you…

Tips to keep your Pets safe during 4th of July

With 4th of July approaching and backyard barbecues and fireworks to enjoy, please remember that pets may not appreciate the fanfare as much as we do! July 5th is the busiest day of the year for animal shelters. In fact, dog shelters report a 30 – 60% increase in lost pets each year between July…

The Yin and Yang of Spay and Neuter

Opinions are mixed regarding the ideal age to spay or neuter your dog.  Rescue groups and animal shelters spay and neuter as quickly as possible to avoid unwanted litters.  Some veterinarians, most breeders and owners may lean toward delaying these procedures past the first 6 months of age to avoid potential health risks later. These…

National Puppy Day is March 23rd. Here’s to our new Puppy Owners!

    The word “puppy” has no clear origin yet likely to have come from the French word poupee meaning “doll” or “toy”.  Poupee is pronounced “poo-pay”. And there’s hidden meaning there! Most puppy owners are poo-payed at the end of the day, chasing their young charges around constantly, especially during early house-training months. House training…

In-Home Pet Care and Diagnostic Vet Services for Dogs and Cats

  Google analysts report that search trends have skyrocketed for “24/7” services and we want major convenience evidenced by the frequent use of key words “near me” when browsing online. While it’s almost impossible to find 24/7 resources in any industry, we can expect door-to-door delivery of desired provisions. Pet owners can now subscribe to…

How Dogs Communicate -a Love Language between us

If you own a dog, you know they possess marvelous communication skills. Apart from their vocalization and understanding of our words and commands, dog body language involves their posture, tails, head and eye gaze and using their paws to emphasize their point. Have you noticed when you stop petting your dog how they “paw” you…

A Dog’s New Year Resolution List

As you consider your personal goals for the New Year, those inner-most visions for positive change and renewed health and vitality, take a minute to consider what your dog might want from you in 2022. As you fill in the calendar of a new year, please include your dog, or family of pets, regarding their…

Tips for a safe Thanksgiving with your Pets

    Thanksgiving is a special time of year to gather with friends and family to celebrate with a feast of traditional foods. Sharing this festive holiday includes family pets as well. Sadly, Thanksgiving also means an increase in emergency vet visits due to unsafe human food that dogs or cats might inadvertently consume. Dogs…