Summer Scratching – Is It a Flea Allergy?

August is here and summer is in full swing. The heat is sweltering, the cicadas are deafening and the summer storms are at their peak. For many pet owners, this is also the time when our dogs and cats can’t stop scratching! Before you go changing your...

Allergies in Papillons

The papillons, also known as butterfly dogs get its distinct butterfly wing looking ears with fringed hair. They are delicate, quirky looking dogs with abundant, silky flowing coat. They do not have an undercoat and their hair is quite long. Although they are not as...

Tick Prevention Tips For Pug Dogs

The beginning of spring marks the time when Pug owners everywhere should be ready to protect their dogs from ticks. Known scientifically as “Rhipicephalus Sanquineus”, these blood-sucking bugs can carry disease as well as cause discomfort in our Pug dogs....

New Puppy Thoughts, Costs and Considerations

Everyone loves a puppy. When you see a puppy isn’t the temptation to bring it home a strong one? This especially true for kids because they just see the here and now; they don’t think about what is going to come later. However, there are adults who fall...

Can My Pet Make Me Sick?

Can having a pet make my children or me sick? The answer to that question is “yes” and “no.” There is always the possibility and there are also ways to prevent problems. The best way to make certain, germs and/or bacteria is not passed around...

Electronic Flea Collars – Do They Really Work

Electronic Flea collars may be the newest weapon in the war on dog fleas. Dogs have been mans companion for thousands of years. Dogs serve mankind in ways that cannot be duplicated by technology. Unfortunately the parasites that our dogs carry have plagued mankind as...