What to do about separation anxiety

No one likes coming home to find a mess - whether that's an object torn to shreds, furniture damaged, or pee or poop to clean up. But chances are, your dog (or, very rarely, cat) isn't actually out to get you. He or she is more likely to be scared or nervous, and the mess [...]

Why is my dog itching–and how do I make it stop?

Excessive itching and scratching is one of the most common reasons a dog may go to the vet. Whether they are scratching their sides, licking their paws or constantly shaking their ears, all of this itching can have a negative impact on your dog’s quality of life and your own.So why does your dog itch? [...]

Back-to-school is around the corner. Are you ready?

Photo credit Alan Levine Back-to-school is around the corner. Backpacks, pencils, notebooks – check.  Bus schedule  – check. Dog training in place – what??Summer is winding down and routines are going to change for many of us.  Start now to give your pets a smooth transition – and hopefully avoid unpleasant chewed-up surprises and trips to the emergency vet.Here’s your back-to-school list for your dog:Start the routine early – with shorter away timesGet your pet used to eati […]

How much should I feed my dog?

We love our dogs and want to do what’s best for them. But when those big brown eyes come begging, can we splurge for them? Here’s a rough guide to how much to feed your dog, and how to tell if your dog is underweight, overweight, or just right. First, make sure to start with the right food.Every bag or can of food has an AAFCO statement in tiny print under the ingredient list that says who the food is designed to feed and how the recipe was analyzed. Start here.1: How old is your pup […]

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