Retinal Detachment in Dogs

Dog with Red Collar

The retina is a layer of tissue that covers the inside of the back wall of the eye. When light passes through the eye and strikes the retina, special cells within the tissue convert light energy into nerve impulses, which are then transmitted to the brain via the optic nerve. The retina receives nourishment through … Read more

False Pregnancy in Dogs

Dog

False pregnancy in dogs, or pseudocyesis, is the term used to describe the physical and behavioral changes in a dog who isn’t pregnant but who acts like she is. The signs of a false pregnancy usually appear between six and 12 weeks after a bitch’s heat cycle. False pregnancies are relatively common in dogs. From … Read more

Dog Vomiting – Common Causes and Treatment

Big Dog

Vomiting in dogs and puppies is a common problem that can have many different causes. While the occasional episode of vomiting in dogs ins not necessarily a cause for concern, repeated episodes of vomiting, especially if the dog is experiencing diarrhea or lethargy should be considered a medical emergency necessitating a visit to your veterinarian. … Read more

Dog Diarrhea – Causes and Treatment

Black and White Dog

Diarrhea in dogs is a problem that will likely be experienced by all pet owners at one point or another, and as a result it is important to understand some of the main causes of diarrhea in dogs, as well as ways to treat and prevent diarrhea in your pet. Diarrhea is not a disease … Read more

When do Puppies Lose their Baby Teeth

Puppy

Your soft, sweet, cuddly puppy is four months old and, to be truthful, you are ready for those needle sharp puppy teeth to be a thing of the past. Any day now would be fine. Please? Although after persistent training on your part, he bites less often then he did two months ago when you … Read more

Gestation Period for Dogs

Dog with tongue out

After you breed your dog you will probably be surprised by the fact that nothing seems to happen. No matter how eager you are to find out if your dog is pregnant, there’s nothing you can do to find out for at least three weeks. In fact, after breeding your dog it takes several days … Read more

Buying A Dog Brush

Little Dog

Spending quality time grooming your dog can be a great way for the two of you to enjoy each other’s company. Perhaps your dog doesn’t enjoy having his nails done, but most dogs do like to be brushed. You can make the most of the time you spend brushing your dog by choosing a good … Read more

The Joys of Owning a Dog

Woman and Dog

What I will remember most about my wedding is coming home with my new husband to a home that was totally and completely destroyed. It looked as if burglars had rampaged our home with the pure intention of leaving nothing intact. The sofa cushions were shredded around the house, carpet in every room had been … Read more

Growling – Why Dogs Growl

Labrador Retriever

Dogs communicate in many ways – barking, yipping, snarling, growling, screaming, and the many forms of body language connected to each of these vocalizations. Reading a dog’s intention is a vital part of understanding what it is the dog wants you to understand. Why Dogs Growl It is not known why growls developed or why … Read more

Types of Labrador Retrievers – Black, Yellow, and Chocolate Labs

Labrador Retriever

The American Kennel Club and other breed registries generally recognize three colors in Labrador Retrievers: Black, yellow, and chocolate. There is some variation in these colors and their shades, but these are the acceptable colors. However, Labs do come in non-approved colors, as well. Here’s some information about these types of Labrador Retrievers. Approved colors … Read more

What is a Golden Doodle – Poodle Crosses

Golden Doodle

What is a Golden Doodle? A Goldendoodle or Golden Doodle is a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle. A Standard Poodle is usually used because they are similar in size to a Golden Retriever. Goldendoodles are not purebred dogs and they are not registered by the American or Canadian Kennel Clubs or by … Read more