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…

Foxtails – A Dog’s Enemy

You’ve probably noticed that since the rain has stopped around here, and the grasses have begun to turn from green to gold. That means it’s time to watch out for the weed called foxtail, which produces small barb-like seeds—a major hazard for dogs. The foxtail plant is a tallish grass that grows in western states…

How To Be Free Of Fleas

It’s been on the news and I’ve heard it from clients: fleas have really been bad this season. I’m trying to track what remedies are working for my clients. My conclusion? Nobody knows what works. For some dog and cat owners, monthly applications of Advantage are effective in getting rid of fleas, but other pet…

Why Dogs Like Crates

I’ve come full circle about crating dogs. I used to think they were horrible cages that people used for really out-of-control dogs who were destroying the furniture. But then I got a shelter dog, Lilo, who was a little crazy—he snapped at people and would lunge at other dogs—and I decided to try using a…