Do Dogs Watch Television?

A common pastime is watching television. Whether a favorite TV show is being broadcasted live or streamed, dogs may join their human owners in the fun. However, do dogs actually watch television the same way their owners do? The answer is that dogs are not invested in watching television the Read more…

Dementia in Dogs

The human-animal bond is precious and if our aging dog is diagnosed with canine cognitive dysfunction (CCD), it can be heartbreaking news. CCD is the term for “dementia” as dogs experience it, and there is evidence that it is similar to Alzheimer’s disease in humans. Dog dementia is a decline Read more…

Heat Exhaustion in Dogs

On lazy, hazy days of summer, we naturally want to be outdoors more often. And we want to take our trusty companions along with us on adventures. We enjoy playing games with our dogs like fetch, Frisbee toss, and car rides. Unlike humans, dogs can’t sweat. So, while we humans Read more…

Lilly Toxicity in Cats

Daylilies are popular, easy-to-grow, low-maintenance perennials that are tough, long-lived, and tolerant of neglect. They bloom profusely, though individual blooms only last a day. Varieties are in the thousands. Although they are beautiful to look at, lilies can cause severe or even fatal kidney failure in cats. Lilies in the Read more…

Dogs and Fireworks

The Fourth of July, watermelon eating contests, street festivals, and holiday celebrations. There is something magical about throwing our head back and watching color burst into the night sky. However, Fourth of July fireworks can be a miserable experience for dogs. Fireworks can turn even the toughest, bravest dog into Read more…