Keep Golden Years Golden – 4 Common Signs of Cognitive Disorders

Have you noticed your dog seeming forgetful or having accidents in the house? Are they showing a lack of interest in the things they used to get excited about (including you!)? Do they seem to be circling, standing in corners, or staring into…


Please Mind the Gap: Understanding the Immunity Gap

At birth, puppies and kittens only have partially functioning immune systems, which makes them more vulnerable to diseases as they are unable to protect themselves. To help protect them from dangerous diseases, maternal immunity is bestowed on the…


Biologically Appropriate Diets for Dogs and Cats

Biologically Appropriate Diets for Dogs and Cats Dogs and cats evolved as carnivores, getting their nutrients from other animals. Their living conditions included fresh air, lots of exercise, sunlight,…


Kayla's Story

Before work, my Chocolate Lab, Kayla, and I used to take a walk and play fetch every morning in the heavily wooded area around our home. One morning in April 2013, we were out for our walk and playing fetch when, suddenly, I heard the most horrific…


Dr. Bill’s Recipe for Optimum Pet Nutrition

Nutrition is one of the most significant variables when it comes to your pet's health. Luckily for pet owners, it is also one of the easiest variables to control. Adjusting your pet's diet for optimum nutrition will lead to healthier, happier pets.…


The Raw Diet Rationale

A raw diet recreates the way our pet’s ancestors ate in the wild for thousands of years. Dogs and cats are carnivores. Left to their own devices, their typical daily diet, like that of their wild cousins, would involve catching and eating another…


Breed Spotlight: Golden Retriever

The Golden Retriever History According to records, the Golden Retriever was first bred around 1890 in Inverness-Shire, Scotland by Dudley Marjoribanks - Lord Tweedmouth.  Who could have known that crossing the Flat-Coated Retriever with Tweed Water…


Breed Spotlight: English Bulldog

The English Bulldog History The Bulldog had its origin in the British Isles and was a descendant of the Asiatic mastiff. The name "bull-dog" was originally provided because of the breed's use in bull baiting. Back then, Bulldogs were aggressive,…


10 Common Canine Behavior Problems and How to Correct Them

10 Common Canine Behavior Problems and How to Correct Them Some behavior problems can be easy to fix while others are more serious. It is important for you, as a dog owner, to have a plan for building positive…


Summer Safety Tips for Your Pet

Summer is upon us which means it’s time to remember how dangerous the heat and humidity can be for our furry friends. Leaving pets in cars, walking dogs on hot pavement, or leaving outdoor pets without access to water can lead to extremely serious…