Category: family dog

Dog Days of Summer

Some of us take “dog days of summer” literally- we want to go everywhere accompanied by our beloved canine companions!  As tempting as this may be, keep in mind that when temperatures are soaring your dog is likely… Read More

The Results Are In!

Thanks to everyone who provided their guesses about the breed composition of my puppy, Quinn.  I was chastised a bit for not providing enough information about his height (his back comes to just below my knee), his weight… Read More

Gut Feelings and Second Opinions

I am a “regular” at the local corner coffee stop, so much so that my drink is often ready for me before I’ve had a chance to order it.  Amongst the eclectic group of shmoozers gathered most mornings… Read More

Keep Your Pets Safe This 4th of July

You will find some great articles and advice for keeping your pets safe over the July 4th holiday weekend. http://vetmedicine.about.com/cs/diseasesall/a/petsfireworks.htm http://www.marinhumanesociety.org/Press/InNews/tomfireworks2.html http://blog.fetchthepaper.com/2007/06/4th-of-july-saf.html Now, here’s wishing you and your four-legged best friend a most enjoyable and safe summer! Dr…. Read More

The Lowdown on Nutritional Supplements

The nutritional supplement industry has become big business as people are looking for more natural ways to care for the health of their pets.  For example, a person might be inclined to try glucosamine or chondroitin sulfate for… Read More

Way to Go, Alabama

Alabama is the last state in the union with a law requiring annual rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats.  I was delighted to learn that this is about to change – plans are in the works for the… Read More

A Gift From Alice!

A woman named Alice recently sent an email via my website asking me for guidance.  Her veterinarian had recommended dental cleaning for her seven-year-old Shiba Inu (an adorable breed) named Posey.  While Alice was in agreement that the… Read More

The Winners – Speaking for Spot Be Kind to Animals Week Contest

I suspect that every week is a “Be Kind to Animals Week” in your household.  Nonetheless, the official “Be Kind to Animals Week” started this year on May third.  In honor of this special time, I held a… Read More

BObama

It’s official! The Obama family has adopted a pup named Bo. Every journalist, commentator, and blogger will be looking for a unique angle on this fabulous story. Some will extol the virtues of Portugese Water Dogs compared to… Read More

Magic!

Magic was an incredibly smart and affectionate Rottweiler mix lovingly cared for by Matt, Shannon and their two children.  Her final years were a challenge because of diabetes and blindness.  When the quality of Magic’s life dramatically diminished… Read More