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Lately, all of us are spending much more time at home, and social distancing has become a new normal, even for our dogs. For them, the yard is as much a part of their world as the house, now more than ever. So perhaps this is a good time to take a second look at what your...
The relationship between dogs and humans has been very well documented throughout history. When you add to that kinship the forces of danger and duty, the relationship finds a whole new strength. Much like human police partners, there is a deep level of trust between a K9 officer and his canine counterpart. This sensible alliance is not...
Allergies: Itching to Scratch One of the most common presenting complaints for veterinarians is itching. I usually have at least one patient a day coming in related to its skin. You can bet, now that summer is here and most owners are spending time confined with their furry companions, that veterinary clinics are evaluating...
Mutual Rescue™ illustrates how rescuing animals impacts the lives of humans, often in quite profound ways. The lives of both people and pets are enriched when homeless animals are adopted and local shelter groups are supported through donations and volunteering in their communities. Check out the video links...
In spite of their reputation as desert animals, cats do not tolerate heat any better than people. Cats only pant or sweat through their foot pads in order to get rid of excess heat. As the body temperature rises, the cat will suffer heat exhaustion and eventually heatstroke. If the body temperature is not brought down quickly,...
Dogs get stircrazy, too. If yours is climbing the walls and driving you to distraction, here are five ways to help him chill. We all know dogs are smart, and mental exercise can tucker a dog out as well as the physical kind can.PHOTOS COURTESY DREAM DOGS» LOTS OF EXERCISE.
Ever been in line at the airport and see a dog wearing a vest, sniffing the carry-ons? Or maybe you’ve seen a search and rescue team on TV with canines searching for a missing person. The working dogs that you see have been specifically trained to locate certain odors—contraband, illegal substances like narcotics and/or...
Where do pet owners turn when they are facing hardships? How does a person with a disability find a service animal? Unfortunately, many pet guardians don’t know where to turn when faced with an extraordinary medical emergency or any other curve balls life can throw our way. We’ve put together a list of California...
Dr. Lillian Roberts, DVM, is the owner of Country Club Animal Clinic in Rancho Mirage, California—she’s been practicing veterinary medicine for over 30 years. Opening her practice in the Coachella Valley in 2008, she was the first in the area to train her full staff in Fear- Free veterinary medicine—reducing fear, anxiety and stress in pets and...
This summer, it’s possible that water sport events for dogs may be postponed or canceled, but that doesn’t mean your furry swimmer can’t still practice his favorite summer sport at home. One popular sport for the hotter days is dock diving, a canine competition in which dogs leap off a ramp into the pool to retrieve a...