3 Commands Your Dog Needs to Know Before Guests Visit

PET MD: By Jessica Remitz While you may be ready to bring your pup with you to every family get-together or party, your dog may not be. As you plan to visit relatives and friends, make sure your dog has a firm grasp of the following commands and behaviors to guarantee you andyour fur-kid are invited again! House-Training Essentials … Continue reading 3 Commands Your Dog Needs to Know Before Guests Visit

What to do if your dog is choking

Dogs tend to eat unusual things. When a dog ingests foreign material or foodstuffs too large to pass through the esophagus (the throat), the esophagus can become blocked.  Small-breed dogs, especially terriers, are most apt to have esophageal foreign bodies. Esophageal foreign bodies cause mechanical blockage, swelling, and death of the throat tissue. Symptoms and … Continue reading What to do if your dog is choking

A Stress-Free Way For Trimming Your Dog’s Toenails

Holistic Care /By Dr Karen Gellman The most common reasons for avoiding nail trims are that the owner is afraid of “quicking” the dog, or that the dog fusses and creates bad feelings around the procedure. Nail cutting becomes an event surrounded by angst and drama. For very active dogs who run all day long … Continue reading A Stress-Free Way For Trimming Your Dog’s Toenails

Ear Infections in Dogs: Symptoms and Treatment

Canine ear infections are most commonly caused by bacteria or yeast. Ear mites, excessive hair, moisture or wax, foreign bodies, allergies, and hypothyroidism can all be contributing factors in the development of an ear infection. Because the ear canal in dogs is mostly vertical (unlike a human ear canal that is horizontal), it is easy … Continue reading Ear Infections in Dogs: Symptoms and Treatment

Heartworms in Dogs: Facts and Myths

WebMD separates the facts from fiction about canine heartworms. By Sandy Eckstein Heartworms in dogs are easy to prevent, but difficult and costly to cure. We asked Sheldon Rubin, 2007-2010 president of the American Heartworm Society, to separate facts from the myths about heartworm infestations in dogs. Q: How do dogs get heartworms? A: Only by … Continue reading Heartworms in Dogs: Facts and Myths