DOGS AND CHILDREN

DOGS AND CHILDREN Whether you have your own or meet the occasional pet in your neighborhood or the park, it’s important to help your kids learn how to behave around dogs.  Young children should never interact with a dog without consent from the owner and very close adult supervision, even with the family dog. If […]

DOGS AND COMMUNICATION

DOGS AND COMMUNICATION Good communication goes beyond words; tone of voice and body language is part of the package. Our pets rely on just body language to let us know how they feel. Paying attention to this will help us learn what their likes and don’t likes and even help prevent accidents due to aggressive […]

Transmissible Venereal Tumors  in Dogs

Transmissible venereal tumors (TVT) are tumors that arise from the dysregulated growth of cells called histiocytes. It is sexually transmitted through direct skin-to-skin contact with the tumor that results in cancer cells being transplanted from dog to dog. Dogs of any breed, age, or sex are susceptible, but it is most commonly observed in mixed-breed dogs, […]

GUARD DOGS

GUARD DOGS We have heard it all! • A dog locked away in a dark small box will be fierce guard dog at night. • A dog resting all day will be alert at night • Chained dogs are better watch dogs than free roaming ones Did you know it is illegal to keep a […]