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Summer Tips for Canines. Picture of a small brown and white dog wearing a yellow hat and red sunglasses with colorful fans in front of him.

Summer Tips for Canines

Summer is almost here, and it is important to keep the safety of our beloved dogs in mind. There are a number of things we can do for their safety.  Following is a short list of some of the most important: These are only some things to consider when your dogs go outside. Always keep […]

What is a Grass Awn and Why Are They Trouble? Close-up picture of a grass awn.

What is a Grass Awn and Why Are They Trouble?

With a dog that wanders around outside often, grass might not be thought of as a danger. Grass awns go by many nicknames such as foxtails, June grass, and mean seeds. They all refer to the same bristle-like objects that come from grasses such as rye and barley. These bristles are meant to stick to […]

Stay Out of the Water. Picture of a Black and white border collie and a black cat sitting on a dock beside the water.

Stay Out of the Water

Something deadly to your pet may be lurking in the water this summer…and it isn’t that great for humans either. Blue-green algae is cyanobacteria that infests freshwater lakes, streams, and ponds in the summer months. Unlike other algae, it is toxic and can be fatal. It thrives where there is heat, low water flow, and […]

Places You Should Check Your Dog for Ticks. Picture of a black Great Dane standing in a field of tall grass.

Places You Should Check Your Dog for Ticks

Tick season is upon us. These little bloodsuckers climb on dogs and potentially transmit a variety of diseases. This makes it important to check for ticks whenever dogs have gone outside. Removing them before they can latch on is the best way to prevent tick-borne infection. While it is important to check for ticks everywhere […]