Posted March 17, 2017 by Laurie Kay Olson

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day. Even us dogs! So I'm doing the "wearin' o' the green" thing.

Posted March 17, 2017 by Ron Callari

Babies and puppies in the home are similar in one respect. They are both learning as they go and can be taught preferred behavior at an early age. But when the puppy enters the household in advance of the baby, it can be a daunting experience, particularly when the pooch feels neglected or it has lost some influence with its masters. No longer being the center of attention can be traumatic. On top of that, a pup now has to also adjust to a variety of new sounds, sights and smells — all of which — can be stressful in a dog’s or cat's early life.

Posted March 16, 2017 by Ron Callari

What’s labeled ‘faux’ should be just that. The origin of this word is French and it's translated to mean “imitation.” Used as an adjective, it most often precedes a noun as a descriptor for an object, event or character that is ‘not the real deal.’ In the case of ‘faux fur,’ a garment can range from every-day wear to haute couture. However, it should not come from a fur-covered animal and if it does, it should never be marketed as ‘faux fur.’ Unfortunately in the case of ‘raccoon dogs’ that is not the case, and definitely a practice that should be banned.

Posted March 15, 2017 by Rebecca West

Certain breeds of dogs are more prone to ear infections than others. Do you know which they are, why it's important not to ignore the problem and how to avoid the scenario in the first place? Find the answers here!

Posted March 15, 2017 by Laurie Kay Olson

They say that you should "Beware the ides of March." Don't worry. I will protect you!

Posted March 14, 2017 by Rebecca West

What are the best ways to observe K9 Veteran's Day? To find out the answers to that question and a brief history of the noted event throughout the ages, read on.

Posted March 13, 2017 by Laurie Kay Olson

It's still a week until the official start of spring? Dang! And that doesn't even count spring snow.

Posted March 11, 2017 by Ron Callari

Who calls the shots in your house? Who’s the leader of the pack when it comes to taking charge? Are you or your dog the ‘alpha dog’ in your household? Some pet owners feel the need for control, thinking that ‘dominance training’ is an important step in teaching your dog who’s the boss.