Ask any dog owner, and they’ll tell you that one of the most expressive parts of their furry friend is their eyes. But when those eyes are red, swollen, or constantly tearing up, it’s a cause for concern. Conjunctivitis, commonly known as “pink eye” in dogs, is a common issue but one that can be… Continue reading Conjunctivitis in Dogs – Dog Eye Infections
What to “Dew” if Your Dog Breaks a Dewclaw One minute your dog is running and playing and the next, they’re holding up a blood-tinged paw. Your heart leaps into your throat. What happened? If your dog is like many others, they may have broken or torn their dewclaw. If your dog exhibits this visibly… Continue reading My Dog Broke Its Dewclaw
Are you part of the French [bulldog] Revolution? This bat-eared breed has captivated American hearts and soared to the top of the American Kennel Club’s 2022 registration list, ending the Labrador retriever’s 31-year reign as America’s most popular dog. However, these wrinkled wonders should come with a warning label. The French bulldog’s unique features put… Continue reading French Bulldog Summer Safety
Scratch, scratch, scratch. Itchy ears can be a chronic and frustrating problem for pets and their owners alike. Inflamed or infected ears cause pets obvious discomfort that can leave owners feeling helpless and concerned. In addition, a pet’s various attempts at relieving the itch in the ears (e.g., scratching, face rubbing, head shaking) can disrupt… Continue reading Why Is My Pet Scratching Their Ears?
Their portable size, moderate energy levels, and adaptable personality make small-breed dogs the most popular dogs in the United States. From the urban jungle, to the dog park, to the runway, little paws have left a permanent impression in our hearts. Unfortunately, the diverse group of little dogs comes with unique health problems. Here are… Continue reading Top 5 Most Common Small Dog Injuries and Health Conditions
Rub-a-Dub DIY—Top Tips for Bathing Your Pet Pet parents sometimes ask us about bathing their dog or cat. For some, this is a regular and easy task. For others, it can present a challenge. Here are a few ideas and tips to help make this process as stress-free and efficient for everyone involved. Why do… Continue reading Do I Need to Give My Pet a Bath? How Often? How Do I Do It?
National Hug Day was first celebrated in 1986, and was created to encourage family and friends to hug often. And while it’s not an official holiday in terms of getting the day off from school or work, it is widely recognized throughout the US and even internationally. Hugs are celebrated because they’re known to elevate… Continue reading January 21 is National Hug Day
When you bring your dog or cat to see the vet, the whole team does their best to make your pal feel comfortable—and that should include preventing fear or stress. However, some practices go above and beyond by completing a special certification known as Fear Free. Here’s why a Fear Free culture is beneficial to… Continue reading Fear Free Certified® Veterinary Teams: How They Help Your Pet
It’s the start of a new year—a chance to reflect on all that’s happened in the last 12 months, and visualize what you want 2020 to look like. For many people, that involves a new year’s resolution. If an active lifestyle is one of your goals, your pet may be able to join you. After… Continue reading 7 Ways to Stay Active with Your Pet
Lacerations, Scrapes, Bites, Wound Repair, and More If your furry friend gets a wound, how do you know whether to manage it at home or bring them for a veterinary visit? How do you clean a wound? And, what can you put on a wound to help it heal faster? These questions may run through… Continue reading Wound Care in Dogs and Cats