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…


Breed Spotlight: Greyhound

Greyhounds can reach speeds up to 45 mph History The Greyhound is one of the most ancient breeds known to man.  It originated in the Middle East and Northern Africa. Carvings of the Greyhound were found in the Egyptian tomb of Amten as far back as…


Tips for Traveling by Car With Your Pet

Every year, millions of Americans hit the road in search of fun, adventure, or just some peaceful time off. More and more, these plans include traveling with their four-legged companions. Travel can be stressful for pets. They can become sick,…


Breed Spotlight - Afghan Hound

The Afghan Hound It is only fitting that I begin the vetisin.com breed spotlight articles with the Afghan Hound, as I personally bred, showed and lure-coursed them for over 25 years.  One of the world's oldest breeds, the Afghan hound was bred for…


Tips for Traveling by Air With Your Pets

The safest way to travel by air with a small pet is in an approved carrier that can be taken on board and kept under the seat in front of you. Large pets are required to be placed in the cargo area, which presents a few risks. First, airlines must…


Carnivores, Omnivores & Herbivores

There are three primary classifications of animals: Carnivores, Omnivores & Herbivores Carnivores are animals that eat the flesh of other animals. The carnivore’s digestion system is unable to break down…