Pet Lovers

Common Fall Allergies in Dogs

Every fall, I start sniffling and sneezing around the middle of August and continue right on through October. Hay fever, they call it. I call it miserable. It’s because this is the time of year when Ragweed is at its peak. Oh, there are other things that cause allergic reactions in the fall, but Ragweed… Read more »

Dementia In Dogs

As I look back now at my precious little dog who passed away at 17 years old, I realize that she was showing signs of dementia. For Haley, it wasn’t a consistent state, though. At times she would seem perfectly normal. At other times, she would do things like back herself into a little nook… Read more »

How to Know When Your Dog is in Pain

The International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM) has proclaimed September as Animal Pain Awareness Month, to coincide with our human Pain Awareness Month, also in September. The more I have learned about the reasons for this awareness, the more I can totally get behind its purpose. As in all things with our pets, we… Read more »

Are you Sometimes Afraid of Dogs?

I’m a dog lover… the kind that squeals every time I see a 4-legged furbaby. The kind that always has to pet any dog within my reach. I can’t help myself. But, I have to admit, every once in a while when meeting an unfamiliar dog, I am afraid. I mean, it would be different… Read more »

Pet Fire Safety

This month we acknowledge National Pet Fire Safety Day. I can think of nothing more horrifying than losing your pet to a fire while you are away from home. According to the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Foundation), 40,000 pets die in residential fires each year, most from smoke inhalation, and 500,000 pets are affected overall…. Read more »