Dog Park Alternatives

You may have read our previous blog post about things to consider before visiting a dog park. If you have found that dog parks are not a good fit for you and your four-legged friend, don’t worry – we have you covered with other activities that will give you that...

Keep Your Pets Away From Bufo Toads

We are entering the rainy season here in South Florida. The weather is also getting warmer. This means the Bufo Toads will be more prevalent. They like to hide in dark, dank areas, such as under bushes, decks, tool sheds and the like. Imagine, you are fondly watching...

Heartworm Awareness Month

Is your dog showing signs of fatigue? Is this followed by a persistent cough, loss of appetite, and moderate activity? Then, your dog may have heartworms. Yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like ― worms in the heart! This disease can infect both cats and dogs, and the...

Resource Guarding in Dogs

Does your dog guard items, also known as resources? Has this ever happened? You tried to take your dog’s toy, and he curled his lip at you, or you accidentally bumped into him while he was eating, and he growled at you. These are all classic signs of resource...

Helping Your New Dog Adjust to Their New Life

Are you interested in helping your new dog adjust to their new home? Are all the medicines locked in the cabinet? Have you removed the cookie jar from the counter? What about the chocolate bars that you keep in the kitchen on the lower shelf? That glass lamp on your...

Why Punishing Your Dog for Growling Can Backfire

Is your dog growling at you or your kids? Do you feel betrayed by this behavior? Understanding why your dog is growling will help. Lately, this cute video of a dog growling when their owner touches them has been going viral. As the owner raises his hand to pet the...