Tag Archives: DOGS


What is Ehrlichiosis?

What is Ehrlichiosis?

Ehrlichiosis is a disease primarily affecting dogs that is spread by the brown dog tick. This disease can be fatal if not properly treated, so all dog owners should take immediate steps to protect their animals. Is the disease present in Australia? The disease was detected in May/June 2020 in a small number of dogs in Katherine, Western Australia and ... Readmore »

How can I socialise my puppy during the COVID-19 pandemic?

How can I socialise my puppy during the COVID-19 pandemic?

There are many ways that you can make sure that your puppy has lots of different and positive experiences that will help them grow into a happy and confident adult dog, despite the current COVID-19 pandemic. Socialisation There is a ‘critical socialisation period’ for puppies between approximately 4 -16 weeks of age. A puppy’s experiences during this time are critical ... Readmore »

3 Rules for Solving Pet Behavior Problems

3 Rules for Solving Pet Behavior Problems

What would you give to make your pet’s behavior problems disappear? Believe it or not, most issues can be resolved in three simple steps. Follow along, and your pet will be humming “Ain’t Misbehavin'” in no time! Rule Out Medical Problems Be careful not to confuse a behavior problem with a health issue. For instance, cats with feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD) often urinate outside ... Readmore »

Video: Train Your Dog to Get Into and Out of the Car Safely

Train Your Dog to Get Into and Out of the Car Safely

Do you struggle to get your dog to jump into or out of the car safely? Trainer Mikkel Becker has some simple tips to make teaching your dog to jump in and out of the car super easy. Pay special attention if you have a dog with a health condition that may make jumping painful or a canine who’s afraid of the landing when ... Readmore »

How to Choose a Veterinarian

How to Choose a Veterinarian

A great veterinarian ensures better health for your pet and peace of mind for you. Use these tips to find one who’s knowledgeable, friendly, and committed to giving your furry, feathered, or scaly friends good care. Don’t Wait The worst time to look for a vet is when you really need one. Even before you get a pet, a veterinarian ... Readmore »

Tips to Get Out With Your Older Dog

Tips to Get Out With Your Older Dog

Your pup isn’t a puppy anymore. He’s up for a game of fetch, but he might move a bit slower and tire out sooner. Your job now is to learn how to keep your senior citizen active but respect his aging body. Keep On Keepin’ On Unless your dog has an injury, don’t stop the exercise, says Ellen Burbrink, DVM, ... Readmore »

How to Figure Out Your Dog’s Age?

How to Figure Out Your Dog’s Age

If you own a dog, you’ve heard this rule: 1 year for Fido equals 7 years for you. Turns out, the math isn’t that simple. Dogs mature more quickly than we do early on. So the first year of your fuzzy friend’s life is equal to about 15 human years. Size and breed also play a role. Smaller dogs tend to live longer than larger ones, but ... Readmore »

Is It Ever OK to Tease a Dog

Is It Ever OK to Tease a Dog?

Q. When my son plays fetch with our dog, he pretends to throw the ball and then hides it behind his back. I think he’s teasing her, but he says they’re having fun. Is this bad? Should I make him stop, or is it OK to tease her sometimes? A. You’re right; your son is teasing the dog — and he needs to ... Readmore »

Moving Long Distance with Your Pets

Moving Long Distance with Your Pets

Moving with your pets across town can be as easy as a trip to the vet, but what about across a longer distance? Really, it is not that much more difficult, especially if you plan ahead and know what to expect! Take it from me. Within a 6-year period I moved with my 40-pound adopted dog from France to Manhattan, ... Readmore »