Monthly Archives: June 2016

7 tips to help with the Independence Day Blues

Fourth of July, Independence Day, Fireworks

We are just one week away from July 4th! For most people it’s a day of celebration, spending time with friends and family, barbecuing, and sipping cool drinks. For others it can be a very stressful time, especially if they have a pet that HATES fireworks.   We’ve been hearing fireworks already over the weekend and…

How to Keep Your Dog Cool in the Summer Heat

Today is the first day of summer and we welcome it with temperatures in the triple digits!!!  We are having a hard enough time staying cool and hydrated, but what about your pets?  Dogs can easily become overheated, as they only have a limited ability to release heat from their bodies by panting and through the sweat glands in their…

Hotspots — Get Treatment Fast

Has your dog ever gotten a hotspot—a patch of skin that he licks, scratches or bites at incessantly, to the point where the skin becomes raw and inflamed? Recently two of my client’s dogs got them—it’s hard to watch a dog suffer with a hotspot. Vets say that hotspots can start when a dog has…

How To Pick A Good Name For Your Pet

I’ve come to realize that it really doesn’t matter what you call your Pet. A pet will learn to recognize a new name when you say it in a really positive way then give praise and a treat every time he or she turns to look at you. When you bring a pet home from a shelter…