Hair Raising Facts About Dog Hackles

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Health, Senior Dogs

Does the hair on your arm, neck or head ever go up involuntarily when you are stressed or overexcited? In humans it is called “goosebumps” but in dogs it’s called “hackles”. The medical term in dogs is piloerection, with pilo meaning hair. Hair doesn’t talk yet it does tell the emotional state of a dog. It is a dog’s way … Read More

Questions to Ask Before Adopting a Senior Dog

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Health

Adopting a senior dog will give you a special feeling … it’s almost as if he can sense you have saved him! Too many senior dogs are left to spend the rest of their days confined to a kennel or shelter, abandoned through no fault of their own. Many older dogs have been abandoned because their owner passed away. However, … Read More

Apartment Living with Dogs

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Health

If you live in an apartment or condo, you know that your neighbor’s barking dogs can be unnerving. As a good neighbor and responsible dog owner, there are some doggie and pet parent manners that are especially important when living in smaller, shared spaces. For instance, do your neighbors complain that your dog howls all day when you are gone. … Read More

Six Dog Friendly Holiday Activities

Cindy SmithDog Holidays

The holidays are a great time of the year to spend some quality time with our loved ones, whether human or furry. Although decorating, feasting and shopping are normal activities for us, they are not dog-friendly. Why not choose some dog friendly holiday activities where everyone can have fun? Here are six pet friendly and family-friendly activities that everyone can … Read More

Get Great Dog Photos Over the Holidays

Cindy SmithDog Holidays

Do you have any great photos of your dog? Dogs can be hard to capture, particularly because they don’t like to keep still. The holidays are a great time to take photos of your dog, chronicling his growth year after year. Unlike their owners, pets don’t know what we are asking of them – posing for the camera is not … Read More

Is Your Senior Dog Losing His Hearing?

Cindy SmithDog Health

If you are fortune enough to still have your dog in his senior years, he may start to suffer from age-related hearing loss (ARHL). It is very similar to what human’s experience as they age that causes many to get hearing aids. It is very hard to watch when your dog no longer responds to your voice or is aware … Read More

Could Your Dog Have Small Dog Syndrome?

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Health

If you have a small dog, he/she is probably a gorgeous dog you love with all your heart. A cute little lap dog that keeps you company and has the sweetest kisses. A canine companion that is the center of your world. However, many small dogs have a reputation for being yappy and demanding. Some are even described as “tiny … Read More

Tips to Keep Your Dog Safe at the Dog Park

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Health

Is your dog a social dog? Does he/she like to schmooze with other dogs? Not all dogs do. In fact, many dogs are afraid to go to the dog park because of the personalities of the dogs at the park. That’s okay because the dog park is not necessarily the safest place for dogs.

Best Guard Dogs

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Safety

Looking for a great guard dog? Someone to protect your home, family or property and watch for unfamiliar people or animals? Please do not confuse a guard dog with an attack dog, because a guard dog knows not to attack familiar people. He/she is not vicious. Certain breeds are prone to be better guard dogs than others as a result … Read More

Are You a Responsible Dog Owner?

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Health, Dog Safety, Senior Dogs

With September being AKC Responsible Dog Owner Month, we thought we would reiterate what being a good dog owner is all about. Most of us had our first pet as a child, when our parents were trying to teach us responsibility. Chances are, you tried to get out of cleaning up after the dog and quickly realized that having a … Read More