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By Audrey Pavia
Autumn is a beautiful time of year. The air is crisp and the leaves are turning an array of stunning colors. Blankets of red, yellow and orange leaves are everywhere. While fall is a great time for your dog to be outside before the cold weather hits, you do need to use some caution at this time of...
By Caryl Wolff
Soon temperatures will be cooling down, and it will be perfect weather for hiking. We'll talk about best practices for taking novice dogs on short hikes, rather than long day treks or camping.BEFOREFirst, decide whether your dog has the temperament for a hike. Does he bark at everything that moves?...
By Amy Shojai
Hot summer months as well as wintery weather can mean more time spent indoors avoiding the sun or cold for both people and pets. For allergy sufferers, that may mean an increase in symptoms. Even if you aren't directly allergic to your cat or dog, they act like furry dust mops that trap and hold...
By Tony Johnson
One of the most common reasons that pets end up in the veterinary hospital or ER is due to vomiting and diarrhea, known medically as gastroenteritis. While trauma and poisonings are common and more dramatic, this sometimes simple, sometimes complex condition accounts for a big percentage of veterinary visits. In some cases, the cause can be serious, elude diagnostics tests, or require hospitalization or surgery. Luckily for many cases, the cause and treatment are simple, and management can be completed at home. Your vet can help guide you through the steps needed to determine the cause and the best course of action, and some of the information here will help you decide what's best for your pet before a visit.
Have you ever seen a white dog with a dark, stained beard? While it’s harmless for the most part, there are some medical conditions that could cause excessive staining in your dog’s fur.