• A Dog’s Purpose - Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog’s owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle. I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we … Continue reading "A Dog’s Purpose"
  • Devocalized Dogs Speak Out - Their Vocal Cords Were Cut to Stifle Their Voices. They Hope YOU Will Listen to Them…and Share Their Stories. Take 2 minutes to meet Bagel, whose surgically altered barks sound like a cry for “help”… Cody, a former show dog, who struggles to breathe… Lady, given up twice after she was devocalized… and other dogs … Continue reading "Devocalized Dogs Speak Out"
  • Establishing and Keeping Alpha Position - Below is a list of rules every dog owner should follow to ensure your dog knows his place in your human pack. If your dog guards his food or growls at humans in the family, and especially if you own a wolf hybrid, these rules should be strictly followed. Dogs need to have a clear … Continue reading "Establishing and Keeping Alpha Position"
  • Fear Aggression in Dogs - Dog fear aggression is the direct result of a dog’s fear. Just like their human counterparts, dogs have the ability to fear and can develop phobias towards certain elements. This is typically the case with dogs that have a history of abuse or neglect, but keep in mind that any dog can develop a fear. … Continue reading "Fear Aggression in Dogs"
  • Heat stroke signs in dogs - Summertime safety is an important consideration for pet owners. Pets should never be left in parked cars, as temperatures can quickly rise to deadly highs. Other tips include limiting walks and runs with your dog to early morning or evening hours, watching out for paw pad burns on hot asphalt, and using a pet-friendly sunscreen … Continue reading "Heat stroke signs in dogs"
  • Hot Car Safety - 70 degrees is too hot to leave a dog in the car.
  • Separation Anxiety - Dogs are social animals and form strong attachments to other dogs and to people. The dog’s first experience with separation anxiety is when the pup is separated from its mother and littermates. New owners expect their puppy to be restless the first few nights he spends in his new home. In later life, problems arise … Continue reading "Separation Anxiety"
  • The 12 Most Talkative Dog Breeds - While some people seek quiet canine companions, other dog owners prefer a pup with something to say. And these dogs have plenty to talk about! We asked 218 veterinary professionals which popular breeds they deemed most talkative, and these 12 were at the top of the list. Although it’s important to keep in mind that … Continue reading "The 12 Most Talkative Dog Breeds"