Choosing The Right Veterinarian

Choosing The Right Veterinarian Choosing the right veterinarian is one of the most important decisions that you make for your dog. This key member of your dog’s health-care team will play a role in your and your dog’s quality of life. An excellent vet will be your...

Puppy Vaccinations—The Rest of the Story

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...

Feed Your Dog People Food! Please!!

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...

Bowls, Biofilms, and Pyometra

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...

Be Ready to Go!

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...