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Superfoods for your Dog

We often hear of people who have suffered cancer, heart disease or other serious health issues who make changes in their lifestyle to revitalize and strengthen their immune system. Most often, a change in diet is tops on the list. They begin including more wholesome foods like fresh fruits and vegetables and less processed foods,… Read more »

Parvovirus

Years ago, I lived next door to a young couple whose adorable, black, mixed-breed dog had the most precious puppies! There were about 6 or 7 puppies, if I remember correctly. All were shaggy black and white, adorable little round-bellied pups. Our back yards were not separated from our neighbors, and any time I was… Read more »

Cats Work Hard Too!

We talk a lot about working dogs – military dogs, police dogs, assistance dogs, herding dogs, guard dogs, weight pullers, etc… Everyone knows that many dogs have a job to do and they’re so good at whatever they’re trained to do. But what about cats? Is there such a thing as a working cat? Yes,… Read more »

Dog Idioms History and Meanings

Last month we observed “National Work like a Dog Day” on August 5th. I doubt any of us took the day off to celebrate… it’s just another one of those unusual days that someone decided would be a good thing to recognize. I looked up the origins of the “holiday” and no one seems to… Read more »

Your Dog’s Vision

We have noticed a real decline in Rex’s vision for the last 6 months or so. He’s 13 years old, so we would expect a little change, but this seems like more than just a “little”. Our Vet took a look at his eyes a few weeks ago when we had him in for a… Read more »

Summer Walks and Your Dog’s Feet

Did you read that article in USA TODAY yesterday about Olaf, a Golden Retriever, whose paw pads were burned after going on a walk on hot pavement? Poor guy. He’s doing fine, but I’ll bet his owner feels just terrible. I’m not judging. I am actually surprised that the burns were as severe as they… Read more »