For many dog owners the word grooming means pompom haircuts, beribboned bangs, and doggy perfumes. Fine for little Fifi maybe but not for Andy, he’s all dog. However, Andy needs it too. Grooming is not just a matter of good looks though that certainly is a side benefit. A better word for it would be cleanliness. It takes
Did you know that March 23rd is National Puppy Day? According to Colleen Paige, the founder of National Puppy Day, March 23rd is “a special day to celebrate the magic and unconditional love that puppies bring to our lives”. Colleen’s vision is to educate everyone on the many orphaned puppies in need of a good home. She also
When adopting a pet, the first thing you need to do is to name your cat or dog. Pet names range from common people names (Charlie) to celebrity names (Madonna) to attribute names (Spot). Whatever you decide to name your pet, it should be something that you’ll be comfortable with for a long time as your cat or
With Halloween coming up and the holiday season just around the corner everyone will have more candy around the house than usual and this is an invitation for curious pups to steal a snack. It is more important than ever that we focus on pet safety on Halloween due to the abundance of available chocolate during this time.
Once a month I teach a puppy training class during which we discuss behavior modification — what I, as well as the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB), feel is the right way to train your dog. Other lines of thought do exist, among them the method of dominance theory that includes the punitive training techniques made popular in
Spring is my favorite time of the year for many reasons but it is the influx of adorable new puppies and kittens into the hospital for wellness care that really brightens my days. If you are looking for a feline family member, this is kitten season and the shelters are overflowing with these tiny little balls of fur.