Poison Warning

Poison Warning

Sago Palms are very popular as indoor and outdoor ornamentals. THEY ARE VERY POISONOUS TO DOGS. The leaves, bark and seeds are all highly toxic and can kill a dog very quickly. If they eat any part, immediate treatment is necessary. Please be cautious.
Dewclaws, Running and Arthritis….Is there a link?

Dewclaws, Running and Arthritis….Is there a link?

Dewclaws are the fifth toe which dogs almost always have on the inside of the front legs and occasionally also on the hind legs. There has been much debate regarding dewclaws. It can be a breeders practice to remove this “extra” toe just after birth. We at...
The Truth About Heartworms

The Truth About Heartworms

For the past several years, veterinarians and pharmaceutical companies have teamed up in a marketing campaign to frighten pet guardians into giving year-round heartworm preventatives to both dogs and cats. The campaign has really ramped up this year. They say they’re...
Caring for Your Senior Pet

Caring for Your Senior Pet

NOTE: Because there can be gaps in nutrition and exposure to toxins in our environment, disease and free radicals can cause your aging pet to develop some problems as they grow older. I’ve had several friends over the years with older dogs such as Golden’s, Labs,...
Top 10 Toxins and Poisons for Dogs

Top 10 Toxins and Poisons for Dogs

1. Chocolates 2.  Insect bait stations 3.  Rodenticides (mouse and rat poison) 4.  Fertilizers 5.  Xylitol-containing products such as sugar-free gums and candies 6. Ibuprofen 7.  Acetaminophen 8.  Silica gel packs 9.  Amphetamines,...
Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Dogs have been called “Man’s Best Friend” for hundreds of years. In the United States and all over the world, dogs are the most popular pet to have. More than 1 in 3 American families own a dog. Not only do we love our dogs as pets, but we love...