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November 21, 2016

Why Do Dogs Have Whiskers

This little cutie’s whiskers are hidden under all that fur. But, they are there nonetheless.  Their purpose – sensory organs.  Dog’s whiskers have evolved to detect vibrations, air movement and touch.  These help dogs to be more aware of their surroundings and environment.  Whiskers can also serve as communication devices.  Dogs can move their whiskers forward and backward to signal to other dogs a state of fear, or a strength of confidence. While it is not painful and will not cause a dog distress, we recommend that you do not trim, pluck or remove dog’s whiskers as they serve as […]
June 27, 2016

Is your dog trying to tell you something?

Does your dog tremble at the sound of fireworks, sirens, thunder or other loud noises? They could be suffering from “noise aversion”. You may have never heard of noise aversion, but based on studies at least one-third of all dogs in the United States suffer from noise aversion. It’s a real and serious medical condition that when left untreated, progresses to a more severestate – not to mention how upsetting it is to see your best canine friend in distress whenever loud noises happen! Noise aversion causes your dog to suffer from anxiety and fearduring noise events and creates a […]
June 16, 2016

Do Dogs Dream?

Of course dogs dream.  If you’ve ever noticed a sleeping dog have shallow, irregular breathing, followed by muscle twitching and eye movements behind closed eyelids, then your dog is dreaming.  The characteristics of sleeping and dreaming are very similar for both dogs and humans.  Dogs tend to get to dreaming much faster than people, typically within 20 minutes of dozing off.  What we don’t know , is what do dogs dream about?  Running, playing, eating, fun times or serious times?  Perhaps someday, we will bet let in on the secret of doggie dreams.
May 16, 2016

Getting Your Cat to the Vet

It’s time to take your cat to the veterinarian.  We know cats aren’t the best travelers and the car ride and visit can be stressful. You can make this a much more pleasant experience by following these simple helpful tips and using Feliway. Ideally, the cat carrier should be out in the open at all times.  To make the carrier a positive experience, you can feed you cat in the carrier and place soft bedding in the carrier.  If you are not able to leave the carrier out at all times, then at least one week prior to visit: Put […]