Month: August 2019

Are You Killing Your Dog With Kindness?

Are You Killing Your Dog With Kindness?

Recently, we covered the story of Dennis the dieting dachshund, a tiny 12 year-old dog who weighed in at an incredible 56 pounds — or about 25 kilograms. Fortunately, his family did the right thing and, with proper diet and exercise, he managed to trim down until his weight matched his age. He was clearly much happier […]

Silent But Deadly

Silent But Deadly

Has this ever happened to you? You and the family are sitting around, maybe watching TV, with the dog sleeping at your feet and all is well. Then, without warning, it’s like a mustard gas attack as a terrible aroma fills the room. Everyone starts coughing and maybe clearing out, expressing their displeasure. The dog […]

Heat Stroke In Dogs: What You Need To Know

Heat Stroke In Dogs: What You Need To Know

During the warm months of the year, dogs can overheat and the condition is referred to as heat stroke. Dogs don’t sweat all over their bodies like people do. Their primary way of regulating body temperature is through respiration (panting). Heat stroke can occur in dogs under several conditions such as being left in a […]

Why I Love Pit Bulls

Why I Love Pit Bulls

Go beyond the stereotype and you’ll discover a smart, calm, and loving companion, just as I did 20 years ago A dog is a dog. It seems a pretty obvious statement, doesn’t it? Go to your dog park and sit back and watch how they interact. You’ll see Chihuahuas chasing after Labs, Westies happily socializing […]