Summer, too.  Since dogs and cats don’t bathe daily with soap and water, and they have fur to protect them form the elements, dry skin or coat is often and indication of poor health or nutrition, or physical problems.  Flaking, dandruff or excessive shedding can be addressed with diet change, nutritional supplements or medication. By […]

Showering your dogs with love by means of big meals and lots of tasty treats is sweet, but misguided.  In dogs, as with you humans, overeating and extra weight can lead to serious health problems. Obesity develops when energy intake exceeds energy requirements.  This excess energy is then stored as fat.  The majority of obesity […]

Don’t stay outside when the temperature drops.  You can be sensitive to severe cold and risk of hypothermia and frostbite. Have your humans wipe your paws with a damp towel to clean off salt and other ice-melting chemicals. Avoid antifreeze, like holiday punch, its aroma is pleasing, its flavor sweet. But antifreeze aftertaste is awful […]