by Lauretta Williams Everyone needs time off from work with a change of location and a vacation fulfills this role. It can be exactly what the doctor ordered. However, vacations take planning and steps to follow in order to prepare for your time off. For dog owners, there are a few more steps involved before you can go off on your merry way. A decision has to be made whether you want to leave your dog behind for a period of time or to take your dog with for a vacation. There are pros and cons for each decision and either is neither good norRead More →

Emily Bebout, CVTVeterinary Information Specialist Pet Poison Helpline The weather is finally warming up and if you’re like me, you and your dog are looking forward to hiking through the wilderness and camping trips under the stars this year. While hiking and camping are fun for your dogs, it also poses some dangers. Many of them can be avoided and a with a little extra consideration and preparation your dog will be ready for adventuring! Some vaccines that our furry companions get protect them from disease that other dogs carry and some protect them from diseases that wildlife carry. Make sure your dog’s Rabies vaccine isRead More →

An article was written by Lara Baylosis of petcomments.com Our pets become as much a member of the family as any member of the household. We provide them with their needs, train them to ensure proper behavior, and sometimes, we just spoil them rotten. However, simply keeping a close watch on your furry pal is not enough. Don’t overlook the importance of booking a regular appointment with a veterinarian. If we, humans, benefit from annual health checkups, so do our pets! What is a Pet Checkup? Much like a human checkup, the vet will ask you some questions regarding your pet’s dietary habits, exercise levels,Read More →

An article written by Nick Burton of ourbestdoggo.com Owning a pet is one of the highlights of life for many people; dogs, especially, are loyal animals who give comfort and bring peace to individuals and families alike. Whether you own a puppy or an older pet, it’s important to learn the finer points of being a conscientious dog owner. This will not only help you remain in the good graces of your friends and neighbors, but it will also keep your dog safe and happy for years to come. Good dog etiquette can mean anything from training your pup to making sure he’s vaccinated and healthy; it all dependsRead More →