Growing up with dogs, I quickly learned that Easter, much like other Holidays, involved potential hazards for my pets.I recall as a young mom hiding the chocolate and plastic eggs for our yearly "Easter egg hunt," and then scouring the yard over and over to ensure that NO EGGS WERE LEFT BEHIND. Only once all … Continue reading Easter Pet Safety [Tips & Resources]
The children of today are the dog owners of tomorrow. Owning a dog can be a fun and rewarding experience, yet children are often unaware of the responsibilities involved. One way to help them understand the responsibility of dog ownership is by offering them educational books and material created especially for children. Stories provide children … Continue reading How To Help Children Learn Responsible Dog Ownership [Books and Resources]
Do you need pet insurance? Yes, no, maybe, not sure? With so many pet insurance companies to choose from, I thought I'd share a wonderful site (consumeraffairs.com) which compares the top ten pet insurance providers. Consumer Affairs writes, "Pet insurance helps pet owners pay the cost of medical expenses if the pet becomes ill or … Continue reading Compare the Top 10 Pet Insurance Providers
What is Canine Influenza? "Canine influenza (CI), or dog flu, is a highly contagious infection caused by an influenza A virus. The causative canine influenza virus (CIV) strains have been classified as H3N8 and H3N2 . . ."(AVMA). As a conscientious dog owner, and a participant in dog shows, I thought it would be vital … Continue reading What is Canine Canine Influenza?
BEWARE of Rawhide dog chews! They're possibly the most dangerous pet chew ever created! Read the following article by Rodney Habib, watch the video, and learn what it takes to make this toxic "raw" leather stick. Click here to read full article > Dogs Naturally Check out these 7 Healthy Alternatives to Rawhide Always … Continue reading BEWARE OF RAWHIDES!
Dog nails, like human nails, grow, and at some point will need to be trimmed. We all love our dogs. It’s important therefore to be aware of their needs and to know how to care for them properly, from head to toe, including the nails. Click on the link below for a step by step … Continue reading How To Cut Your Dogs Nails
Dr. Jean Dodds – Dog Vaccine Protocol Excerpt from her blog . . . "The following vaccine protocol is offered for those dogs where minimal vaccinations are advisable or desirable. The schedule is one I recommend and should not be interpreted to mean that other protocols recommended by a veterinarian would be less satisfactory. It’s … Continue reading Minimal Use Vaccine Protocol
Today I'll be sharing an article on Pet Obesity from the Pet Health Network, written by Jason Carr, Pet Network Managing Editor. Some people might look at an overweight pet and say, “Oh, how cute.” While it’s true that any pet can be cute, pet obesity is not healthy and will ultimately lower a pet’s … Continue reading Find Out Why Pet Obesity is a Big Deal
Did you know that the products you are using to clean with may contain ingredients that are harmful to your pets? Keeping our home clean is part of maintaining a healthy environment for both our families and pets. Sadly, in our effort to keep everyone healthy, we could actually be exposing ourselves and our pets … Continue reading Pet Safe Cleaning Products
Would you know what to do if your dog stopped breathing? Here is some important information from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Read their guidelines and watch this excellent video to help you learn. Also, it's a good idea keep your regular and emergency vet number handy at all times, just in case! AVMA … Continue reading CPR Guidelines For Dogs