All About Dog Allergies

There are few things that make dogs (and their veterinarians) tear their hair out like skin allergies. Skin conditions are the top cause for...

How To Properly Pick Up Your Dog

Imagine living in a world where you are surrounded and controlled by creatures who are 10, 20, even 30 times your size. Now imagine...

Dog Bites: What You Should Do

When he got bitten by a dog who had jumped out of a car in a shopping plaza parking lot, at least family medicine...

Food For Thought: Canine Obesity

Canine obesity has reached epidemic proportions, and it’s clear that one contributing factor has to do with the close relationship we have with our dogs. 

Sarcoptic Mange (Scabies)

Difficult to diagnose, yet easy to treat, sarcoptic mange is a miserably itchy, uncomfortable disease
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Quick, Make Dog Fleas Flee

Nobody thinks fleas are good for dogs. But do you know why they are bad? And that they are bad for you and your family, too?

Food and Friends

My friend Leonora owns my dog Woody’s best friend, tiny Samson. Woody and Samson are the exact same age, and both are “foster fails” – Leonora and I were raising foster litters for our...

Sleeping With Your New Puppy

I can’t tell you how many times I have heard this confession from an adopter of one of my foster puppies: “I know it’s wrong, but we allowed the puppy to sleep with us last...

New Solutions

After 23 years of editing this publication, there are some topics I could speak knowledgeably about for hours to any random crowd of dog owners. Crate-training, house-training, heartworm disease, nail-trimming, vaccination – these topics...

If your dog gets distressed by fireworks, take action now!

For the first 8 or so years of his life, my senior dog, Otto, was not bothered by fireworks. Honestly, he couldn’t care less, even though our town is the only one in our...
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Can Dogs Eat Strawberries?

Strawberry season will soon be here again. Fresh, sweet and juicy, the berries are perfect plain, in pies, smoothies and homemade ice creams. They’re loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that give your immune...

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Pitfalls of Retractable Leashes

I know it’s low-hanging fruit to criticize people for misuse of retractable leashes – but there are an awful lot of first-time dog owners...