Bringing Your Dog to the Beach: The Do’s and Don’ts

Advertisements Everyone loves a good romp in the sand. This goes double for your furry friends. Dogs love being taken to the beach, and even when many beaches begin their regulation seasons, there are still some helpful tips you need to know before you enjoy your summer fun.  Many beaches allow dogs on the beach during the summer; some have certain time limits, so be sure to check your local beaches for signage or go online to view their rules and regulations.  Do always make sure there is an abundant amount of shade. Bringing a beach umbrella is a great … Continue reading Bringing Your Dog to the Beach: The Do’s and Don’ts

Laika: The Dog Who Went to Space

Advertisements The year is 1957. The “Space Race” is at it’s height, with both the Soviet Union and the United States of America vying for the lead. The tension is palpable all over the world, as both nations work to gain their victories. Scientists, under tremendous pressure to produce results are scrounging for ways to contribute to the cause.  The Russians wanted to be the first to send a living creature into orbit around Earth. This would prove to be more complicated than either side anticipated. The scientists had many questions. Would the entry into the atmosphere disorient the astronauts? … Continue reading Laika: The Dog Who Went to Space

How to Comfort your Dog During a Thunderstorm

Advertisements If you have a dog who becomes anxious during thunderstorms, you know how stressful the experience can be. Dogs sense sound and barometric pressure differently than humans, making a thunderstorm a truly frightening experience. If your dog is prone to thunderstorm anxiety, they can cause harm to themselves or even become destructive. Fortunately, there are some ways you can help ease the anxiety your dog feels during a thunderstorm. Fear of Thunder Fear of loud noises is natural in humans and animals. But in dogs, this fear can escalate and cause even more anxiety. During a thunderstorm, your dog … Continue reading How to Comfort your Dog During a Thunderstorm

Ways to Ease Arthritis in Dogs

Advertisements Because of medical advancements and companion animal care, many dogs today are enjoying a long life expectancy. Unfortunately, this also means many dogs will deal with arthritis as they age. DJD (Degenerative joint disease) is the most common form of arthritis found in canines. Many of the symptoms associated with arthritis come from the pain caused by cartilage wearing down over the joints. Arthritis is best addressed with a combination of treatments rather than just one. Here are some of the best options for treatment of canine arthritis: Exercise and Weight Management Exercise is an important part of treating … Continue reading Ways to Ease Arthritis in Dogs