Who’s the good dog? Solutions to problem pet behaviors

Who’s the good dog? Solutions to problem pet behaviors

One Sunday last month, the sun had barely risen when I was awakened by a banging on my front door. As I cautiously looked out the side window I could make out my neighbor, Mr. Velez, standing there and looking quite upset. “I don’t know what happened last night, but your dog kept barking and kept us up all night, and we do have to work in the morning!” Before […]

What happens when your best buddy slows down?

What happens when your best buddy slows down?

My dog Daisy was adopted and joined my family when Duke was already five years old. From the moment the two dogs set eyes on each other, something beautiful occurred–the two together became better than they seemed to be alone, each bringing out the best characteristics of the other. Duke always treats Daisy with gentleness and respect and Daisy reciprocates by being loving and trustworthy. Theirs is a relationship based […]

Feeding your older pet for optimum health

As our pets get older, their energy level goes down and they may seem to be eating a lot less than they used to. Older pets may develop illnesses that the pet didn’t have when he or she was younger. Their disrupted immune system predisposes them to maladies such as allergies, joint inflammation, infections, skin disorders and even allergies to foods that they have eaten their whole lives without problem. […]