Do's and Don'ts to Help Kids and Pets Bond

Do's and Don'ts to Help Kids and Pets Bond

BY MIKKEL BECKER | Article Featured on Vetstreet.com

Spending time with a pet can be a valuable experience for a child. My 7-year-old daughter, Reagan, has been around dogs her entire life. From the moment she came home from the hospital, our two Pugs, Willie and Bruce, were there to greet her, and they . . . → Read More: Do’s and Don’ts to Help Kids and Pets Bond

How to Keep Your Dog Happy on Crate Rest

BY KRISTEN SEYMOUR | Article Featured on Vetstreet.com

If you were told you needed to be on bed rest for the next few weeks to allow an injury to properly heal, you probably wouldn’t be thrilled, but you’d understand the reason for it — and, most likely, follow your doctor’s orders. After all, bed . . . → Read More: How to Keep Your Dog Happy on Crate Rest

Improve Your Dog’s Manners By Teaching These Three Behaviors

BY MIKKEL BECKER | Article Featured on Vetstreet.com

Recently, I talked with a frustrated dog owner who felt like she had missed her chance to teach her dog good manners. “I want to train my Cocker Spaniel to stop barking every 30 seconds,” she lamented, “but he’s 4 now and it’s too late to . . . → Read More: Improve Your Dog’s Manners By Teaching These Three Behaviors

10 Ways to Help an Arthritic Dog

When your dog is in pain, you want to help him feel better — fast. Luckily, there are quite a few things you can do to relieve the aches that are an everyday occurrence for dogs with arthritis:

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Pet Talk: Pet Dental Health Month

While any pet owner knows the importance of a regular grooming and exercise routine for their pet, proper dental care is often overlooked. With February being National Pet Dental Health Month, there is no better time to develop a maintenance plan for your pet’s oral hygiene.

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Seizures in Your Dog or Cat

Article Featured on Pet Health Network

What is a seizure?

Watching your dog or cat experience a seizure can be a scary thing, and for good reason: seizures are usually accompanied by convulsions and wild thrashing, yelps and cries, and sometimes excessive drooling, urination, and pooping.

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Why is My Dog Not Eating?

Sometimes it can be hard to get a dog to eat his complete and balanced dog food. However, there is a big difference between a dog who is a finicky eater, and one who stops eating altogether. Follow these tips to make sure that your dog is getting the nutrition he needs from the . . . → Read More: Why is My Dog Not Eating?

Cruciate Ligament Rupture (Cruciate Disease) in Dogs

Article Featured on Veterinary Expert

Injury or failure of the cranial cruciate ligament (commonly referred to as Cruciate Disease) is a very common problem that can be encountered by dogs of all shapes and sizes. Some breeds such as the Labrador Retriever, Rottweiler, Mastiff breeds and West Highland white terrier appear predisposed whereas some . . . → Read More: Cruciate Ligament Rupture (Cruciate Disease) in Dogs

How to Care for Your Pregnant Dog

Article Featured on Everyday Health

Pregnancy in dogs can be a wonderful time to care for your beloved pet. A pregnant dog experiences changes in hormones, weight, appetite, and behavior – just like humans. . . . → Read More: How to Care for Your Pregnant Dog

The Dish on Doodle Dogs: Setting the Record Straight on Allergies, Personalities and More

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Seems like every time I turn around, I see a Labradoodle or Goldendoodle prancing down the street or walking into the veterinary clinic. The two hybrids — one a cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle, the other a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle — are . . . → Read More: The Dish on Doodle Dogs: Setting the Record Straight on Allergies, Personalities and More