Month: July 2019

Calm Your Dog’s Who’s-At-the-Door Behavior

One of the most common reasons dog owners hire a dog trainer is to help calm down the frenzied behavior at the homeowner’s front door. A door is a literal threshold, and many dogs seemingly lose their minds at this threshold. The time for training your dog to greet new people calmly is not just …

Calm Your Dog’s Who’s-At-the-Door Behavior

One of the most common reasons dog owners hire a dog trainer is to help calm down the frenzied behavior at the homeowner’s front door. A door is a literal threshold, and many dogs seemingly lose their minds at this threshold. The time for training your dog to greet new people calmly is not just …

New Interactive Rabies Law Map

Rabies laws for pets are not always the same for dogs and cats, can be different depending on the animal’s age and can vary wildly from state to state. The Policy Surveillance Program administered by Temple University’s Beasley School of Law has launched an interactive map that details state rabies vaccination laws for dogs, cats …

Why Is Your Dog’s Stomach Making Noises? A Vet Weighs In

Ever heard a loud gurgling noise and wondered, “Why is my dog’s stomach making noises?” You’re not alone. And, more importantly, you might have wondered whether that dog stomach gurgling was something to be worried about. When it comes to your dog’s stomach making noises — what’s normal? Is your dog’s stomach making noises? Is it …

My Dog Sleeps All Day — Is It Normal?

Have you ever watched your dog napping — yet again — and thought, “my dog sleeps all day”? You’re not alone. One (of the many!) awesome things about dogs is that they get to sleep as much as they want. Who can blame them either? We would love unlimited opportunities to sleep in! Thankfully, your dog isn’t …

What Fruits and Vegetables Are Safe for Dogs?

Have you ever perused the produce section of your grocery store and marveled at the display of fresh strawberries in the middle of winter? Or wondered how dozens of apple varieties are available all year round? Welcome to the transportation age, where fruits and vegetables grown halfway around the country — or the world — …

Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Hypothyroidism

Dogs with hypothyroidism and dogs who received omega-3 fatty acid supplements might be at less risk for developing a specific type of lymphoma called T-zone lymphoma (TZL). In a study published in March in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Colorado State University researchers looked at the health history of 350 older Golden Retrievers. Of …

Can You Put Neosporin on Dogs? What to Know About Neosporin on Dogs

During a recent prolonged cold snap, I noticed a small spot of blood at the end of my dog’s face. Whether from rooting around and sniffing at normally pliable ground that had frozen over, or simply from chapping due to repeated exposure, Baby had a small cut on the top of her nose. Like any …

Gastritis in Dogs — What to Know

If your dog suddenly begins throwing up, he may have a condition called gastritis. Gastritis develops when a dog’s stomach lining becomes inflamed and usually results from a dog consuming something that either they shouldn’t have because it is toxic or not digestible. However, this irritation and inflammation of the stomach lining can also be …

Dog Ear Infection — What to Do

Bosco was a cheerful Cocker Spaniel, quick with a lick and a wag. His mom, however, was not so cheerful and remarkably reluctant to smile. I was seeing Bosco for the first time, and his major issue was one many Cocker Spaniels face: chronic ear infections. “All I want to know is how bad is …