Fighting for the Fur

It’s not unusual for dogs to itch and scratch themselves throughout the day, which is exactly why an underlying skin issue can easily go unnoticed. There are many possible options and it’s hard to pinpoint what the problem could be. This article provides the most common skin issues in dogs and some possible treatment options.  read more

Overweight Dog Epidemic

As a dog owner, one of the biggest concerns should be your pups health. Unfortunately, it’s very easy for your dog to become overweight, and sometimes it’s hard to realize it. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, roughly 56 percent of dogs in the U.S. are overweight or obese.  What’s ever harder to swallow is that more than 90 percent of owners do not recognize that their obese pets weighed more than they should. Since being overweight puts your dog at risk of many diseases, it’s important to recognize and prevent it. read more

The Great Allergy Debate

All dog owners know how hard it is to sleep at night listening to the sound of your dog repeatedly licking his paws or shaking his head. Why is he doing that? He may also be showing other symptoms such as hives, or red and itchy skin. Maybe you’ve witnessed excessive scratching, or him rubbing his body against furniture or face into the carpet? Chances are he is allergic to fleas, or something in his diet or environment, and needs your help. read more

7 Facts You Didn’t Know About Chihuahua’s

The American Kennel Club (AKC) describes these pint-sized pooches as “graceful, charming, and sassy.” Their pocket-sized portability and irresistible cuteness make them an attractive pet. Do you know just how popular they are among dog owners in America, where they originated, or that they come in more colors than you’ll find in a bag of M&M’s? Read on to find out more Chihuahua facts! read more