Puppy Pointers – Vaccinations

Puppies need to be vaccinated two or three times between the ages of eight weeks to sixteen weeks for DAPP (distemper, adenovirus, parainfluenza virus, and parvovirus). The reason puppies require mult


Puppy Pointers – Exercise

All puppies need exercise. Puppies do well if they can run freely in a safe, enclosed yard. Walking and gentle jogging on leash are also good exercise, as is swimming. Playing “fetch” in a fenced


Puppy Pointers – Training

Your new puppy will be an important member of your family for a very long time. Some of the training seems time consuming and you may think it’s too much and you’ll “get to it later.” Very oft


AVSAB and Puppy Socialization

According to the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB), the first three months of life are the most important time for puppy soicalization. During this time, puppies should be exp


Spaying Your Female Cat

“Spaying” refers to any surgical procedure which removes the ovaries, the source of hormones that cause female dogs to have estrus cycles (“heats”) and allows them to reproduce. There are a