Chemotherapy for pets – is it an option?


  Chemotherapy is one of the four major therapies for cancer--the three others being surgery, radiation, and immunotherapy. During most of the consults that we do, chemotherapy is discussed. The looks I get when I recommend chemotherapy for people's pets can range from unbelief to fright. The first thing that I do is immediately tell owners that chemotherapy is … [Read more...]

Independence Day! Pet Advice To Ensure A Happy 4th Of July!


Independence Day Agenda! The 4th of July is here and Wendy and Baby Hope are wagging their tails with excitement for this year’s festivities. But while Wendy loves the boom and dazzle of Fireworks, Baby Hope is less appreciative of this perplexing and LOUD form of human entertainment. Like any good pet parent, Wendy understands Baby Hope’s needs and now she’s created this … [Read more...]

Scrumptious Strawberries Are A Dog’s Delight!

pug strawberry

            Scrumptious Strawberries are a Dog's delight!     Summer is her eand it's time for puppy picnics! Of course when planning interspecies luncheon packing the perfect basket is easier said than done. While you and your four-legged friend can argue over the details there is one scrumptious snack … [Read more...]

Does Weather Affect The Mood Of Your Pet? How To Keep Them From Feeling SAD!

    We all know that our moods can change as quickly as the weather outside. And it's actually been proven that as the seasons come and go, they take our happiness with them. Studies have shown that twenty percent of Americans admit to feeling more depressed during the winter time; a condition that has been given the name of 'Seasonal Affective Disorder … [Read more...]

Fire Hydrants and Dogs! The Facts about Territorial Marking!

Golden retriever checking fire hydrant.

The scene is a familiar one: a dog approaches a hydrant, sniffs it, lifts his leg and … well you get the idea. While not exclusive to dogs, territorial marking is certainly one of the behaviors most commonly associated with them. The behavior usually consists of a dog depositing small traces of urine on a particular space, area, or object to claim ownership. It’s also employed … [Read more...]