What is Canine Flu? Canine flu has been in the news a lot during the past few months since an outbreak affected more than 1,000 dogs in the Chicago area. The Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) only affects dogs and is no threat at all to people. This particular virus is very...

How Your Pets Are Trying to Say They're Suffering!     Our pets have many ways of communicating with us. When they have urinary tract infections (UTI's), they usually communicate very directly by leaving puddles in obvious places! UTI's cause irritation, burning, and a feeling of having to eliminate frequently. This often results...

Algae Blooms Can Present in Different Colors Giving your dog an opportunity to swim in a pond, river or other body of water might seem like a refreshing late-summer activity, but it can be deadly if you are not careful. Most people have heard of "red tide," which is a toxic algae bloom...

[embed]https://vimeo.com/203520589[/embed] Is Your Dog Slow to Get Up & Get Going? Arthritis in Dogs Could Be The Cause! Dogs experience many of the same problems as their owners as they begin to age. One problem that can have a profound effect on their quality of life is arthritis in dogs. Remember, they...

How Do I Trim My Pets Nails? Trimming your pet's nails is not an easy task. It is probably best done by taking your dog or cat to your veterinarian's office, where the staff is skilled at this procedure and can usually accomplish the job in a few minutes without undue...