Is your dog scared of loud noises?

New Year’s Eve is just a few days away. Will there be fireworks and celebrating in your neighborhood? If so, you may need to give your best friend some extra comfort. Why do some dogs get scared by loud noises like fireworks?  According to Dr. Nicholas Dodman, BvMS, DACVA, DACVB, from the Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, “No one really knows. It may be because of something that does or does not happen during the first three-months of a dog’s life. Genetics may also play a role too.  Herding breeds (like the German Shepherd, Border Collie, and Pembroke Welsh Corgi to name a few) seem more prone and therefore may be… Read More

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How to keep your dog safe during the Holidays

The holidays are here and dog lovers everywhere are eager to include their furry family members in the festivities. As you get ready for the holidays, it is important to try to keep your dog’s eating and exercise habits as close to their normal routine as possible. Also, please be sure to steer pets clear of the following unhealthy treats, toxic plants and dangerous situations.

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Save your furry friend from his own appetite

Halloween is here and that means cute costumes, Trick-or-Treaters, and candy! If you’re like us, you have treats to spare. Not only for young visitors, but also to satisfy your own sweet tooth. When you have any human food yummies in a house with dogs you need to be extra careful to keep Spot out of your goodie bag! Chocolate is a huge no-no! Candies, particularly chocolate, is one of the most common causes of dog poisoning. Chocolate is made from the cocoa bean, and cocoa beans contain caffeine and theobromine . It’s the theobromine in chocolate that is toxic to dogs. Theobromine will increase urination, and affect the central… Read More

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Don’t let your dog fall victim to these autumn hazards

We may be happy to finally feel a chill in the air and to know that the heat of summer is over.  But it can have unexpected consequences for our dogs.  We all need to keep a watchful eye and make sure that our furry friends are protected from these fall risks. Different seasonal allergies.  Your dog can have allergies, just like you can. And as the seasons change your best friend might suffer from new itching and sneezing sources, like Hayfever.  If you suspect any new, or lingering allergy issues for your dog, be sure to consult your vet before treating. When you start to run the heat in… Read More

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