English Setter Trivia

English Setter Trivia

The English Setter is one of the most beautiful and graceful of all dogs. These elegant dogs have been working bird dogs since at least the 16th century and there is evidence to suggest that they may date back a couple of hundred years prior to that time. Today the English Setter is primarily an…

Is Dental Care Really All That Important for My Dog?

Is Dental Care Really All That Important for My Dog?

Imagine the state of your mouth if you never brushed your teeth and never visited the dentist – yuck! Bad breath, plaque, tartar, gingivitis, periodontal disease, and painful broken or loose teeth can all be left undiagnosed and untreated when routine dental care is ignored. And don’t forget that your dog’s mouth is connected to the…

How Long do Dogs Live?

How Long do Dogs Live?

The short answer to ‘How long do dogs live’ is not long enough! The heartache of bringing a dog, or any pet for that matter, into your life as a friend, companion, and member of the family is that their lives are too short. Even if they outlive the breed expectations, time moves too quickly,…

Common Dog Breeds

Common Dog Breeds

Everyone has their favorite dog breed. In the United States, the most common dog breeds have remained mostly the same for many years. The Labrador Retriever has been the most popular breed in terms of registrations with the American Kennel Club for over 20 years. Most of the top five breeds have been popular for…

Dog Health Library

Dog Health Library

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Treating Dog Cancer

Treating Dog Cancer

A diagnosis of cancer is devastating to a dog owner, but it is not necessarily a death sentence for the dog. Cancer is usually detected when it either forms a distinct tumor that’s quite noticeable, or it leads to organ failure and its associated symptoms. For example, a kidney tumor in a dog may cause…

I lost my Dog

I lost my Dog

You come home from work and put your dog in what you thought was a securely fenced backyard but when you open the backdoor and call his name, the backyard is empty. Or, you take your dog for a walk through the neighborhood park and he stumbles upon a deer that bolts when she sees…