Puppy Vaccinations—The Rest of the Story

Last week, I heard that yet another young dog was diagnosed with parvovirus even though she had received a “complete” puppy series of vaccinations. How is this possible? How can you be sure that your young dogs are not at risk for parvo or distemper? In reality, many...

Feed Your Dog People Food! Please!!

Why and How to Use People Food to Feed Your Dog Better! Dog owners often proudly tell me that they “never feed their dog people food.” They are surprised when I encourage them to change this practice and get some people food into their dogs! For years, they’ve...

Bowls, Biofilms, and Pyometra

Lately, I’ve been thinking about biofilm. I know, it’s an odd topic. Several bloggers have been making seemingly outlandish claims relating biofilm to a huge array of dog problems. To check these claims out, I had been digging into biofilm when I came...

How To Teach Your Dog To Take Pills

Dog Training One of the biggest challenges a dog owner faces is to teach your dog to take pills, happily and willingly. At some point during every dog’s life, it’s likely it will need to take pills, such as antibiotics, supplements or pain medication. Teaching a...

Be Ready to Go!

How to Prepare to Evacuate Your Dogs in an Emergency Natural disasters requiring evacuation, from fires to floods, seem to be be more common these days. If you are a dog owner or breeder, you must prepare to evacuate your dogs, as well as your families, in short...