Keeping Your Dog Safe On Winter Walks

It is healthy for both dogs and their owners to adventure out on daily walks even in the midst of winter. Walks can help the body both physically and mentally. However, while taking these winter walks, it is important to consider the various elements of winter. Planning Winter Walks With Your Pooch 1. Some Breeds […]

Pet Vomiting and What It Could Be Telling You

It can be deeply concerning when you see that your pet has vomited. The first thought that typically comes to mind, is ‘what did your pet eat?’. Shortly followed by ‘I hope it’s not anything serious’. The trouble with vomiting pets is that the reason for vomiting could range anywhere from very minor and non-concerning […]

The Gut Benefits of Doggie Probiotics

What Are Probiotics? Probiotics are good bacteria needed for a healthy digestive system. There are many different strands of probiotics, such as blautia, clostridium lactobacillus, bactericides, prevotella, and bifidobacterium. Not only are these bacteria needed for the digestive system, they also fend off bad bacteria. The digestive system of our dogs need probiotics as much […]

Seasonal Dog Sensitivities

Warmer temperatures during the spring, summer, and fall often result in seasonal sensitivities for many. Dogs, like their owners, can also suffer during these times of the year. Common seasonal sensitivities include: pollens grasses weeds molds fungi saliva from fleas What Causes a Sensitivity? A sensitivity is caused by a response from the immune system. […]

Ringworm: The Most Common Skin Infection in Cats

Ringworm is a fungal infection which affects the hair, skin, and nails. While it affects humans as well as other pets, including dogs, it is the most common contagious skin infection found in cats. The most common location to look for ringworm is on the tail, head, or ears. How is Ringworm Contracted? Ringworm can […]

The Dangers of Leptospirosis & What You Can Do

Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection. It tends to affect mammals, including humans, dogs, and cats. However, it is most commonly seen in dogs. Leptospirosis affects the entire body. Oftentimes symptoms will be present but not in all cases. Leptospirosis can eventually lead to kidney and liver failure. How is Leptospirosis Contracted?¬† Leptospirosis is contracted through […]

Does Your Dog Suffer from Hypothyroidism?

What is Hypothyroidism? The thyroid gland is found in the neck. It helps to regulate a number of bodily functions at a cellular level. One thing it helps to regulate is the production of the hormone T4. Hypothyroidism occurs when not enough T4 is produced due to the¬†thyroid losing its proper function. There is also […]

Finding the Best Food for Your Dog

1. Dog & Digestion: The most important thing to keep in mind when choosing food for your dog is that their digestive system is very different from our own. Unlike us, dogs are meant to swallow in large chunks. The chunks of meat and fat travel through the esophagus and into the stomach where these […]