Prayers for K-9 Dixie

November 14, 2018

Photo:  PK9A

Photo: PK9A

The Police K-9 Association is asking for prayers and good vibes for Dixie, who tore her ACL and will be having surgery on Thursday, November 15th.

We here at and wish her the best!

Xylitol Kills!

October 21, 2018

Zero Sugar Seal Prints With Distress Texture. Black, Green, Red,I read about a husky mix in Tennessee that died recently after eating sugar free gum, so today’s the day I remind you that Xylitol, a common non-sugar sweetener, is poisonous for dogs. [Read more]

Important Reminder

October 20, 2018

spay I love this analogy!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

3-D Printed Skull

September 27, 2018

Photo courtesy Michelle Oblak, via CNN

Photo courtesy Michelle Oblak, via CNN

I’m just fascinated by the application of 3-D printing to the medical world. I’ve seen prosthetic hands made for kids who are still growing to avoid the expense of replacing parts as they grow. Now, they’ve made a new skull for a 9-year old Dachshund! [Read more]

Join the Fitness Craze With Your Dog

September 8, 2018

Couple Walking Dog Along Suburban StreetThe American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs, is proud to announce the AKC FIT DOG program.

AKC FIT DOG is an introductory level incentive program that will offer dog owners who reach a specified fitness goal a free car magnet featuring the AKC FIT DOG logo. Participation in AKC FIT DOG will bring health benefits to both dogs and their owners. [Read more]

Grain Free: Not all it’s cracked up to be

July 25, 2018

Dachshund Sneaking Up On Bowl Of FoodHave you switched to a grain-free dog food, assuming that it must be better for your dog? You might want to think again, as veterinary cardiologists are now studying the link between grain-free foods and dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). [Read more]

Dangers of a Lion Cut

July 10, 2018

Lion cutsHere’s why you should never shave your dog to help him or her beat the heat.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Heatstroke Symptoms

July 2, 2018

heatstrokeI am a member of several pet-focused groups on Facebook, and I’ve been amazed at the number of people who post they don’t have air conditioning and are worried about their pets in the heat. I know I’ve been blessed, and I don’t think I could survive without my A/C when it’s as hot as it has been lately (over 90-degrees for about 10 days, here in Ohio).

The attached infographic from Dr. Belinda The Vet shows five symptoms of heatstroke. If you see your dog exhibiting these symptoms, what should you do? [Read more]

Can Dogs Get Heatstroke?

June 21, 2018

Fun in the sunHappy first day of summer! Seems like a great time to remind all of us to keep our dogs cool when the temperatures go up. Because, yes, they can get heatstroke. Here’s a nifty graphic from the Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation. Click on it to view it full-size.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Happy World Vet Day!

April 28, 2018

Doctor Veterinarian At ClinicHuge shout-out to those who have dedicated their lives to making life better for our furry (and feathered and scaly) friends. Especially those of you committed to keeping your prices low or offering low-cost spay/neuter clinics to those of us who have more animals than money or sense! (Says the lady with five cats, a dog, and heading out this afternoon to pick up three orphan kittens for bottle-feeding.)

PS – Animal Planet is running marathons of all of their vet shows today, if you’re a fan like I am!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

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