What to Know When Boarding an Obese Dog

What to Know When Boarding an Obese Dog

It’s no fun to admit that one of the most common health problems in both humans and our canine companions is obesity. But October is Pet Obesity Month, and we’re marking the occasion by putting some extra thought into what we can do for our overweight visitors to our...
The Bitter Truth About Xylitol Sweetener and Dogs

The Bitter Truth About Xylitol Sweetener and Dogs

Move over, chocolate. An increasingly popular ingredient in “people food” that is reportedly 100-times more toxic to dogs than a Hershey’s bar has sickened thousands of pets in recent years, and it doesn’t appear to be slowing down. Have you heard of xylitol...
How Back-to-School Time Affects Your Dog

How Back-to-School Time Affects Your Dog

As back-to-school time approaches here in Alexandria and Springfield, dog daycare may not be at the top of your to-do list. However, you may want to consider adding it. In a matter of weeks (or even days, for some) we’ll be packing lunch boxes, filling up backpacks,...
How to Keep Your Dog Safe This 4th of July

How to Keep Your Dog Safe This 4th of July

The 4th of July is what summer family memories are made of. The smell of food on the grill, the sound of children playing in the pool, and the sight of fireworks in the sky help us usher in the best part of summer — when backpacks and school buses remain a distant...