Why I Bought a Labrador

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Although we promised ourselves we wouldn’t, we recently decided to add to our little family and get a playmate for our beagle/chow mix, Sadie. If we were going to bring a new dog into our home, we wanted to choose the perfect breed. Sadie is our baby, and can also be a very difficult dog […]

How to Perform CPR on a Dog

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Since the official introduction of modern cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in 1946, countless human lives have been saved.  The same principles of CPR, specifically the artificial inflation of lungs as well as the jumpstarting of a heartbeat, can be applied to dogs as well.  In an emergency situation, knowing how to perform CPR on a dog […]

Tear Staining in Dogs

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There’s nothing like the feeling of snuggling together with your dog, stroking their soft ears and looking into their soft brown eyes. It’s said that our dog’s eyes are windows into their soul; it’s certainly hard to resist their charm when that pleading puppy gaze is directed our way! What happens when unsightly tear staining […]

Benefits of Vitamin Supplements for Dogs

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As you reach for your daily multivitamin in the morning, have you ever considered that your dog may benefit from an extra dose of vitamins and minerals, as well?  Although most dog foods contain an adequate amount of all necessary canine nutrients, many dogs can benefit from the addition of extra vitamins or minerals in […]