Dog Healthcare

Golden Doodle running excitedly towards the dock on a lake by Roberto Nickson via Unsplash

Blue-Green Algae Poisoning in Dogs: What You Need to Know to Keep Your Dog Safe

You may have seen stories in the news recently about dogs who suddenly died after swimming in lakes and ponds containing blue-green algae. To avoid a similar tragedy happening to your pet, we’ve compiled the following information about this poisonous algae and what you can do to protect your pets. Read post »

Chocolate Lab next to a swimming pool

How to Help Your Dog Beat the Heat this Summer

Cities and towns across the US and Canada are experiencing a major heat wave this weekend, and no doubt you’ve already made steps to beat the heat. As you turn up the AC and stock up on water, don’t forget to take care of your pets during these “dog days of summer.”

We’ve compiled the following checklist to help you keep your dog healthy in the summer heat. Read post »

Dog staring at Easter basket with plastic eggs

Easter Safety Tips for Pet Parents

Easter is almost here! Before you put up your pastel decorations, hunt for eggs or dive into your Easter baskets, check out our list of tips to keep your pets safe during the spring holiday fun. The Easter Bunny and all his furry friends will thank you! Read post »

black lab smiling

Dog Dental Care 101

In an effort to educate pet owners about the need to provide their pets with good dental hygiene the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has designated February National Pet Dental Health Month.

Because of the types of bacteria that reside in a dog’s mouth, coupled with what is usually a diet low in simple sugars, only about 5% of dogs ever develop cavities, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need dental care. Like humans, dogs are susceptible to periodontal disease, and like humans, that can lead to painful swelling of the gums, tooth loss, and even infections that can be life-threatening. Read post »