June was National Safety Month, and in honor of the important topic of safety for you and your dogs, the APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers ) put together some helpful tips in regards to traveling with your pet. I thought it was well worth passing along…. Planes, Trains and Automobiles It was the best […]
It’s vacation time and you’re excited about the prospects of relaxing at the beach for a week but your enthusiasm is curbed by your anxiety over what to do with your Beagle, Bailey. Pets Are Inn, a new pet care franchise in the Houston area has an innovative solution…a sleepover with a “host” family!
Pets Are Inn places pets in carefully screened, private homes where they are treated as one of the family. This home away from home allows pets to bring their favorite toys, blankets and treats to keep them comfortable while interacting with their host family.
Deadly Disease For Canines by Robert Glass, Pan American Vet Lab
Pythiosis is the disease that results from the infection with Pythium insidiosum, an organism that is similar to but not related to the fungi. Pythiosis is more commonly seen in warm wet areas with lush vegetation, such as the Gulf Coast region of the US. While horses are more commonly the victims of Pythiosis, dog pythiosis is now being diagnosed on a regular basis. While pythiosis is not considered a “common” problem, it is believed to be fatal in more than 95% of undiagnosed cases. Even when correctly diagnosed conventional treatment is able to save only 20-25% of infected dogs.
The 32nd Annual Reliant World Series of Dog Shows came to an end yesterday with a beautiful Golden Retriever taking the top honor of Best In Show. Thousands of visitors enjoyed the breed judging, flyball, agility, frisbee demonstrations, “meet the breed” encounters, shopping with vendors and meeting the very famous Westminster winner, “Stump”. And of […]
hef Michael’s® canine creations from Purina offers dog owners a chance to host a Chef Michael’s House Party™ .
Families across America love to celebrate with fireworks. For many dogs however, fireworks can be a source of extreme fear and stress. Here are some tips to help with the stress: Take your dog for a long walk before the festivities start. This will allow him to potty outside before all of the noise begins […]
Strays in dire need of medical attention are getting help but need donations.
In recognition of National Dog Bite Prevention Week (May 17-23, 2009), The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) reiterates our belief in training dogs using positive and humane methods. Recent research has shown that the use of aversive training methods can increase aggressive behavior from dogs. The APDT urges dog owners to work with professional […]
If you are looking for a fun event to enjoy with your pet this weekend, be sure to stop by Gone To The Dogs… And The Cat Too at 2421 San Felipe for drinks, nibbles and fun. Bring the dog (and the cat too) on Saturday, May 23 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Peruse this […]