Canine Influenza – The Dog Flu

Canine Influenza The dog flu – what is it, how does it happen, & what can you do? Canine influenza, also known as dog flu, is a highly contagious respiratory disease that can affect dogs of all ages, breeds, and health statuses. It is especially dangerous...

Clicker Training – What is it?

Clicker Training - What is it? Clicker training for dogs is a form of positive reinforcement training that uses a clicker—a small handheld device that makes a distinct clicking sound—as a marker to communicate to the dog when they have performed a desired behavior....

Winterizing Your Dog

With winter weather approaching, it’s time to turn our attention once again to making sure our furry friends are set for the season. Winterizing your dog is important to keep them happy and healthy and protected from the cold. While de-icing sidewalks and driveways...

The Importance of Weight Management for Dogs

Did you know obesity can shorten your dog’s life span by 2 ½ years? Over half of all dogs are overweight or obese, according to a 2020 Banfield Pet Hospital study. However, many pet owners are unaware that their best buddy could stand to lose a few pounds. Maintaining...

Dog Bloat

Canine Bloat (Gastric Dilation and Volvulus) What is it? Canine Bloat and Gastric Dilation and Volvulus (GDV) are sometimes used interchangeably to describe a condition that is a genuine veterinary emergency. Bloat occurs when the stomach, which is connected to the...