Could Itchy Skin Land Your Dog in the Emergency Room?

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Today we have a guest post from Dr. Heather Loenser, DVM, of Crown Veterinary Specialists discussing a topic especially important during the summer months: itchy skin! Learn what YOU can do to avoid a midnight visit! I am an emergency veterinarian who works the overnight shift. I bet you’d be surprised to learn that one of the […]

Keeping Your Dog Safe Near Water

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As we continue this week’s staycation plans with Irie and Tiki, we wanted to share with you an important infographic from Trupanion.com. (We know you’ve heard us speak about Trupanion in the past; both Irie and Tiki are insured through this health insurance company.) Whether your next water adventure takes you and your dog to […]

#SummerSafety Tips for Your Dog

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Today we head out with Irie and Tiki on another of our staycation day trips this week. We’re headed to the lake with them, one of our favorite places during the hot summer months. It’s a chance for Irie and Tiki to cool off and swim with us and enjoy a summer getaway at very […]

Saving Your Dog’s Paws with Snuggy Boots

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Is it hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk? Well, just think how that heat feels on your dog’s paws! In the above video, you can see some really alarming numbers about hot summer asphalt. Did you know an 85 degree day means 140 degree asphalt? By pressing your bare hand to the […]

Ask Alecia: My Dog is Selectively Aggressive!

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Dear Alecia, How do I keep my dog from behaving aggressively towards other dogs while on walks? My dog is an 18-month-old golden retriever male, dominant, and not aggressive with people. He is not aggressive when playing with a dog in an enclosed yard but will become aggressive when other dogs go near food or […]

The Caring Vet: 4th of July Pet Safety Tips

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In The Caring Vet Column, Dr. Jeff Werber offers some ideas for keeping our pets safe during the upcoming 4th of the July holiday. For most of us, the 4th of July is a blast! We have a day off from work, we often have a BBQ with all the goodies that go with it—including […]

Infographic: Summer Dangers to Your Dog’s Paws

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You know what’s it’s like to step out on a hot sidewalk barefoot…that “ouch, ouch, ouch” moment that finds you skipping across the sidewalk as quickly as you can. Well, that summer sidewalk is just as toasty to our dog’s toes! Today we look at some summer dangers to your dog’s paws in this easy […]

Ask Alecia: How Can I Stop My Dog From Barking at Visitors?

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Dear Alecia, I have a 3-year-old Cocker Spaniel. When the door bell is rung, she charges to the door and starts barking relentlessly to the point we have to shut her in another room to open the door. This does not stop the barking but just prevents her from seeing the people at the door. […]

10 Ways to Keep Your Dog Safe On the Fourth of July

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The countdown is on to the holiday that so many dogs–and dog lovers–dread: the Fourth of July. This day of family fun ends in fireworks in so many locations and results in more pets running away than any other day of the year. Shelters are already bracing for the influx of lost dogs and cats […]

Conserving Water with Your Dog

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Texas, like so many places in the country, is undergoing a drought right now. It has been going on for several years, leaving lakes like the scene above. Boat ramps, which should backing up to water just below the level of these orange barrels, are now far, far from water and closed. The water situation […]