Why Dogs Bite and How They Warn us

Why Dogs Bite and How They Warn us Why do dogs bite? There are several possible reasons why a dog may bite a child: The dog is protecting a possession, food or water dish or puppies. The dog is protecting a resting place. The dog is protecting its owner or the owner’s property. The the Read More →

Dr. Becker: 10 Reasons Not to Use a Retractable Leash

A retractable leash is not so much a leash as it is a length of thin cord wound around a spring-loaded device housed inside a plastic handle. The handles of most retractable leashes are designed to fit comfortably in a human hand. A button on the handle controls how much of the cord is extended. Read More →

Puppy Classes and Canine Parvovirus by Dr Ian Dunbar

I have just read a paper in the March/April issue of the Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association describing a study that concluded, puppies vaccinated at least once prior to starting puppy classes at less than 16 weeks of age were at no more risk of being diagnosed with Canine Parvovirus infection than vaccinated Read More →

Chocolate Toxicity Meter | petMD

The petMD Chocolate Toxicity Meter will let you know how much theobromine and caffeine your dog has consumed and the symptoms that may follow. Chocolate Toxicity Meter | petMD.    

Keeping your dog safe during off-leash play

Dogs that have appropriate outlets for their energy are usually happier, healthier, better socialized, and better mannered dogs. Off-leash dog play is becoming a more popular way for owners to exercise their pets. However, for some dogs, off-leash play is not all fun and games.   Dog training experts Robin Bennett and Susan Briggs have written a new Read More →

Common foods and products that can be harmful to dogs.

Some of the following foods,plants and household products can cause life-threatening or fatal conditions for dogs. Foods To Avoid – Alcohol – Avocado (skin, pits, leaves, bark; fruit) – Chocolate – Caffeine (coffee, tea, energy drinks, diet pills, some medications) – Macadamia Nuts – Onions & Onion Family – Raisins and Grapes – Salt – Read More →