February is Pet Dental Month, and here Dr. Dobson discusses a new dog product to help with your dog’s dental and oral hygiene. Watch and learn how this new product called Orapup, can keep your dog’s mouth healthy, fresh, clean and odor free. It’s easy to use and dogs love it! Read more
Socialization is the process of learning how to be a part of society. Socializing puppies involves helping them learn to be a pet within human society and dealing with different types of people, environments, noises, smells, sights, animals, and other dogs.
Puppies are most accepting of new experiences between the ages of 3 weeks and 12 weeks. Between 12 and 18 weeks of age, it becomes more difficult to socialize a puppy as they become more cautious of anything they have not yet encountered.
Aging dogs need extra attention and care. When your canine companion reaches 7 years of age, they are considered a senior pet. Here are some helpful tips to keeping your fuzzy buddy happy, healthy, and comfortable:
Provide Quality Veterinary Care
Your senior pet should have regular veterinary exams every 6 months. Ideally, blood work should be run to monitor organ function. In addition, urine analysis, echocardiograms (EKGs), and radiographs (X-rays) can be helpful in catching problems before they affect your pet’s quality of life. Read more
As we celebrate Valentine’s Day each February, it is important to keep in mind that one of our favorite romantic treats can be toxic to our favorite fuzzy buddy.
Chocolate contains two substances that can be harmful to dogs: Theobromine and Caffeine.
Theobromine interferes with a dog’s body functions by stimulating the central nervous system and affecting the heart and kidneys. Read more