August 3, 2017

Those people who are against vaccinating kids because they believe the bad science that says vaccines cause autism have now crossed over into the dog world. Time Magazine published this video and article debunking the myth. [Read more]

Spay Neuter Grants Available

August 1, 2017

Many golden retriever puppy lovely in a gold basket

If you work for or have a soft spot for spay / neuter programs, you need to know that PetSmart Charities is accepting applications for spay/neuter program grants during the month of August.

Acceptable uses for the grant money include:
Clinic improvement/equipment (under $50,000)
Mobile spay/neuter clinics (under $50,000)
Subsidized spay/neuter programs
TNR programs
University spay/neuter programs
Municipal shelter pet spay/neuter

Apply at PetSmart Charities.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Yes, Narcan does work for dogs

July 31, 2017

Narcan, the nasal spray that blocks opioid receptors in the brain and revives overdose victims, has become somewhat controversial as people question giving addicts several chances at escaping death when they refuse to get help with their recovery. Some municipalities are requiring those who are given the life-saving drug to perform community service in payment for the dose they receive from first responders.

Fortunately, the sheriff department in York County, Maine, didn’t give it a second thought when Addie, a mere dog, accidentally overdosed after fishing some oxycontin out of a purse in her home. [Read more]

Pet Obesity Epidemic

June 28, 2017

Overweight? Me?
The 2017 Banfield Pet Hospital Annual Report on the State of Pet Health is out, and this year they have chosen to spotlight the obesity epidemic. Obesity is the second most common diagnosis made in cats and dogs, falling just behind dental disease. [Read more]

Dogs in Parked Cars

June 25, 2017

78 degreesWhen it’s 78 degrees out, I consider it absolutely perfect. But don’t forget that the interior of your car gets much, much hotter. If you can’t take your dog with you wherever you’re going, don’t load them in the car. They may give you those big puppy eyes, but they really won’t like it when you leave them in the car while doing your errands.

If you absolutely can’t resist “those eyes”, take someone with you so you can leave the car running and the A/C on while you go inside stores, banks, or wherever.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Why Shaving Your Dog’s Fur Doesn’t Make Him Cooler

June 22, 2017

dog heat mapTake a look at this temperature map showing the effect of shaving off fur. It doesn’t make a lot of sense at first because it appears to show that the skin temperature on the shaved portion of the dog actually has a cooler temperature than the part with the thick, heavy fur. In fact, this really IS correct! [Read more]

Saturday Survey: Grooming Licenses

April 8, 2017


I posted earlier in the week about a bill introduced in Rhode Island which would require dog groomers to be licensed. What do you think of that idea?

Would you support licensing dog groomers in your state?

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Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Dogs, Not Drugs

April 5, 2017

Medical Doctor Dog

Writing in Psychology Today, Stanley Coren Ph.D., F.R.S.C., says pet ownership can increase longevity in people with health risk issues. [Read more]

Saturday Survey: Canine Acupuncture

March 4, 2017


We published a post last week about at least one vet who uses acupuncture to relieve pain in dogs. What do you think of this idea?

Would you consider acupuncture to relieve your dog's pain?

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Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Acupuncture for Canine Pain Relief

March 2, 2017

Channel 4 in Detroit reports on pain treatment for your dog using acupuncture. This holistic treatment is advocated by Dr. Mike Petty at Arbor Pointe Veterinary Hospital in Canton, Michigan.

Acupuncture is just one of many pain relief techniques described in Dr. Petty’s Pain Relief for Dogs: The Complete Medical and Integrative Guide to Treating Pain.

Since I live with a getting-older Beagle, this seems like a good thing to tuck away in the back of my mind.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

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