8
Jul

Therapy Dogs

Consider sharing your love by volunteering for a few visits with someone who would appreciate simply petting your dog. Many hospitals and nursing homes are actively seeking therapy dogs. Call us and we can help get you started.

8
Jul

What is a canine good citizen

Meeting friendly new people: Your dog will be expected to sit or stand calmly while you stop and speak to a stranger. A pat on the head: Your dog must sit or stand while a stranger pets it. A trip to the veterinarian/groomer: Your dog must permit a stranger to brush it and examine its paws and ears. A walk

Read more

8
Jul

Protect Your Dog

The skinny A report Wednesday by the Association for Pet ObesityPrevention says half of all dogs and cats in the U.S. areoverweight or obese. Overall, one-fifth are obese, defined as 30 percent or more over their recommended body weight, according to the report. It also cites numerous health problems such as arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure and kidney disease the

Read more

8
Jul

How Dogs View Time

This article courtesy of woofreport.com. Woof Report answered the question of how dogs perceive time in a past tip, and now there are new findings on the topic. Let’s start with the general consensus on how a dog perceives time. An article from Jane McGrath on the Discovery Communications’ site, HowStuffWorks.com points to research on animals, such as rodents, birds

Read more

8
Jul

Register Your Service Dog

Register Your Pet Innovative service for the disabled who use service dogs for assistance. For a small fee you are provided with official credentials certifying your dog is a service dog and legally entitled to accompany you in all public venues. Great idea and great help to the millions of disabled that use service dogs.

8
Jul

Loyal Dog Dies with Owner

LONDON — Liam and Theo were a team, fast friends doing a dangerous job — searching out roadside bombs laid by insurgents in Afghanistan. The jovial British soldier and his irrepressible dog worked and played together for months, and died on the same day. On Thursday they came home, flown back to Britain in a somber repatriation ceremony for the

Read more

8
Jul

What’s in “Senior” dog food?

Little Oversight on Ingredients in ‘Senior’ Dog Food, Experts Say Pet owners should consult vets when choosing ‘mature’ dog chow, survey suggests By Amanda Gardner WEDNESDAY, March 30 (HealthDay News) — Even though most Americans might believe that “senior” dog food is formulated differently than food for young adult dogs and pups, experts say that brands can vary widely in

Read more

8
Jul

Police Seek Dog Thief

Police offer reward in search for dog thief By Local reporter Tuesday at 3:09 p.m. Naperville police are searching for clues into a residential burglary and theft of two dogs earlier this month. Police said in a release Tuesday that an 8-month old bulldog named “Max” and a 2-year-old-Shih Tzu named “Magwai” were taken from an apartment in the 2800

Read more

8
Jul

Walking the Dog has Health Benefit

Taking your dog for a walk is good for both of you. Walking helps control blood pressure and weight, according to the Society for Vascular Surgery. “The need to provide daily walks for a dog is great for dog owners as well,” vascular surgeon Dr. Leila Mureebe said in a society news release. “Exercise is good for the body’s blood

Read more

8
Jul

The Hypoallerginic Dog Myth

You may now file hypoallergenic dogs under Things That Are Too Good to Be True. That’s the conclusion of a new study by Henry Ford Hospital researchers, which finds that homes with so-called hypoallergenic dogs don’t have lower household levels of allergens than those with other breeds. Hypoallergenic dogs, which include purebreds like poodles and Portuguese water dogs, along with

Read more