Archive for May, 2017

Toxic Fruits and Vegetables!

May 30, 2017

We encourage fruits and vegetables as a great healthy treat for your pet.  But do you know that some fruits and vegetables are toxic to your dog. Here is a list of health treats to avoid!



Nature vs. Nurture

May 25, 2017

Nature vs. nurture the age old question.  Do you know what role genetics play in your dog’s behavior?!Do you know what role genetics play in your dog’s behavior?!



Your Dog’s Feelings

May 23, 2017

Are you unintentionally hurting your dog’s feelings?!


This month is Pet Cancer Awareness Month!

May 22, 2017

This month is Pet Cancer Awareness Month! 1 in 4 dogs and cats are diagnosed with cancer. Cancer accounts for 50% of all disease related pet deaths each year.  Through promoting early detection, supporting research and care, we can make a difference.  Do you know the symptoms of potential cancer in your pet?



Ticks Are Out!

May 5, 2017

Ticks are out and in full force!  Did you know that two of the largest risk factors for contracting Lyme disease are 1) exposure to infected ticks, and 2) vaccination status.  You probably use tick preventatives, but is your dog up to date on its Lyme vaccination?


Dogs and Grain Allergies!

May 4, 2017

Food and grain allergies are a HOT topic.  However, may people do not actually understand food definitions and food allergies.  This is a great read for ALL pet owners about grains and your pet!



Today is National Specially-abled Pets Day!

May 2, 2017

Today is National Specially-abled Pets Day! And you guessed it, today we are celebrating and honoring those dogs that have a disability or face certain physical challenges. These dogs who brave life with paralysis, missing limbs, blindness, and deafness. Whether due to disease, birth flaws or injuries, these dogs’ disabilities do not make them any less capable of showing love and living a fulfilling life.  So consider adopting one of these pets the next time you consider adopting a pet.  Just like Peggy (our technician Sarah’s dog), these pets are great companions!


National Purebred Dog Day

May 1, 2017

Throughout history, purebred dogs have been depicted in paintings, sculptures, books, and many other media, demonstrating the unique bond between humans and dogs, and the essential role that purpose-bred dogs have played in our lives for thousands of years.  Purebred dogs are a part of our heritage, and a window into the culture that created them.  The AKC is proud to celebrate National Purebred Dog Day today!