Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Doggie Back To School Blues

You’ve scurried around gathering last minute school supplies and whisked the kids off to start another school session. But when you return home, the family dog greets you at the door, nervously slinking about. A glance behind his wagging form tells it all- the carpet is decorated with feces and the broken remains from this morning’s breakfast dishes are scattered on the floor, licked clean of every crumb. Welcome to new school year and the doggie back-to-school blues.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Second Hand Smoke Sickens Pets

Looking to save money on veterinary care or wondering how to keep your pet in peak health? If you are a smoker and have pets, there are some very compelling reasons to quit- second hand smoking’s link to causing cancer and illness in pets. If threats from your spouse haven’t gotten you to stop smoking yet, maybe looking at that furry friend on the couch next to you will. The life you save may be his.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Extreme Heat Tips: Keeping Your Dog Safe When the Temperature Soars

Extreme Heat Tips: Keeping Your Dog Safe When the Temperature Soars

“Oh, but it’s a dry heat.” We’ve all heard that comment, used to describe the desert Southwest climate, one which becomes especially taxing on Southwest U.S. residents during July and August. The desert may lack the added humidity concerns that much of the country knows, but when temperatures escalate above 100 degrees, you can’t dismiss the dangers of that infamous dry heat.