Monthly Archives: September 2017

The Dangers of Carrying Your Small Dog

My last dog had IVDD, Intervertebral Disc Disease, a condition where the cushioning discs between the vertebrae of the spinal column either bulge or burst (herniate) into the spinal cord space. As she was too old for surgery, conservative treatment for IVDD was to do whatever we could do to keep pressure off of her neck… Read more »

The Health Risks of Having an Overweight Pet

Americans are not the only ones whose waistlines are expanding…our pets are getting bigger too. “In 20 years, I have watched pets get supersized in front of my eyes!” says Ernie Ward, DVM, author of Chow Hounds: Why Our Dogs Are Getting Fatter, and founder of the APOP, Association for Pet Obesity Prevention. The fifth… Read more »

Male vs Female Dogs

I once had two puppies from the same litter… a boy and a girl. I’ll refer to them as Fido and Fifi. They had such stereotypical male and female personalities. Fido was rough, daring… He was always the one in-charge, first to try new things, first to get in trouble. He would dig a hole… Read more »