Leading A Dog to Water, But You Can’t Make Them Drink

Keeping Your Dog Hydrated

Leading A Dog to Water, But You Can’t Make Them Drink

As a veterinarian, I know that dogs are more than members of our family, they are natural born athletes who will take on any challenge. It’s our responsibility as their owners to ensure our loyal friends receive the appropriate hydration and nutrients after activity. The same way we recover more efficiently from sports drinks, our canine athletes can also […]

Heat Stroke In Dogs…What To Watch For

The dangers of heat stroke for your dog and how to protect them from it.

Heat Stroke In Dogs…What To Watch For

As dog people, we love our dogs.  We love them so much that we want to take them for walks and play outside with them.  We want them by our sides as we do yard work.  However, there are times we need to love them enough to leave them home in the air conditioning…because of […]

Safety in the Sun

Safety in the Sun

By Colleen Willms, DVM, DACVECC

MyDogIsCool.com

United Animal Nations, a national non-profit animal protection group,  launched its “My Dog is Cool” Campaign to prevent dogs and other animals from dying in hot cars during warm-weather months. Every year, dogs die after being locked inside cars while their owners leave them to shop or run errands, often for “just a few minutes.” […]

Dog Heat Stroke

I see that  Dr. Mark has recently blogged about the dangers of heat stroke,  but due to the extreme heat of the last week,  I thought the subject was worth revisiting… This heat! My God, I feel like I’m melting. People keep telling me I’ll get used to it, but I’m still skeptical. My dogs […]