DOG FOOD RECALL: Gravy Train®, Kibbles ‘N Bits®, Ol’ Roy®, and Skippy® Canned Wet Dog Food

February 18, 2018

KibblesFrom the JM Smucker company: The J.M. Smucker Company has initiated a voluntary product withdrawal of specific shipments of Gravy Train®, Kibbles ‘N Bits®, Ol’ Roy®, and Skippy® canned/wet dog food because they do not meet its quality specifications due to the presence of extremely low levels of pentobarbital. [Read more]

Dog Yoga

February 6, 2018

Dog YogaGood advice. When you leave your dog’s waste out, it can sink into the sewer system, putting a strain on wastewater treatment facilities. Not something you really want to think about, right? [Read more]

Canine Flu Outbreaks

January 30, 2018

rp_sick-dog-232x350.jpgAccording to Dr. Jerry Klein, Chief Veterinary Officer of AKC, they are starting to get reports of canine influenza outbreaks in some areas of the country.

Symptoms to watch for: [Read more]

Friday Funny: In Honor of California

January 12, 2018

Pot BrownieFrom the excellent Bored Panda site.

To those of you partaking of weed now that it’s legal in California: you might want to keep it out of reach of your pets!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Saturday Survey: Outside in the Cold

January 6, 2018

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This week, we’ve featured several stories on the cold weather and how it affects dogs. So it got me curious, how do you and your dog negotiate the freezing temperatures?





How long do you leave your dog outside when it's this cold?

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Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Is it safe for my dog outside when it’s this cold?

December 28, 2017

how_cold_is_too_cold The good folks at PetPlan Insurance provided this handy chart to help you know when it’s safe for your dog to be out in the cold weather. Remember, you also have to take into account wind chill, fur thickness, and the general health of your dog.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

What was Removed from an Oklahoma Dog’s Stomach?

December 11, 2017

Binkie stashAny of you parents out there know what these are? They were recently removed from the stomach of a dog in Edmond, Oklahoma. [Read more]

October is National Pet Safety Month

October 21, 2017

Brown dog's leg is wrapped in a bandage. Broken paw, painful stare.
Who knew this month we were supposed to focus on pet safety? The good folks at American Family Insurance not only reminded us to celebrate, they also provided a list of items responsible pet families will keep on hand in a pet first aid kit. If you already have a pet first aid kit, use this list as a checklist to see what you may need to replenish. If you don’t, you can use this as a shopping list next time you go to the drug store. [Read more]

Dog Flu in NE Ohio

September 28, 2017

From Fox 8 News: A new strain of dog flu, known as H3N2, is rearing its ugly head in Northeastern Ohio. It’s highly contagious and potentially fatal. The strain was first identified in 2015 in Chicago and has been slowly spreading across the country.

Symptoms include coughing, sneezing, lack of appetite and vomiting. Check with your local vet to see if it has reached your area yet. If it has, you’d be well advised to keep your dog away from the dog park or doggie day care until the danger has passed.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Eye Damage from Eclipse

August 18, 2017

Solar eclipse

Many people have been talking about the damage your eyes can sustain from looking at the eclipse on Monday, but something I hadn’t thought about was my dog’s eyes.

It’s probably a good idea to keep your animals indoors during the eclipse. When it is at its peak, it will get fairly dark out, and your dog may be tempted to look up. If he or she happens to look at the sun directly, it’s entirely possible he or she could be blinded.

For the two-leggers in your family, check out this handy and easy to make eclipse viewer. I can remember my dad doing something similar with a cardboard box when we were little.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

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