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...
5 Things We Learned About Dogs This Spring

5 Things We Learned About Dogs This Spring

From a fresh perspective on effective dog training to a lighthearted survey on how dogs can impact the perception of their humans, this spring has produced a steady flow of pet news. Dogs have been domesticated for at least 15,000 years, according to some estimates....
5 Reasons Dog Daycare is The Best

5 Reasons Dog Daycare is The Best

We’re all familiar with the stereotype of the grown child who still lives at home in his or her parents’ basement without a job. At least one dog expert now says there is a canine equivalent to that label — a dog who doesn’t get enough exercise or mental stimulation....
To Do: Create a Dog First Aid Kit

To Do: Create a Dog First Aid Kit

He shares your taste for chicken, cheese, and peanut butter, but does your dog also share your taste for adventure? After months spent waiting out the inclement weather here in Springfield and Alexandria, dogs naturally crave a little time with you in the great...
When You Need to Teach an Old Dog a New Trick

When You Need to Teach an Old Dog a New Trick

They say “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” but more and more people in Alexandria and Springfield are finding themselves needing to do just that. According to a recent report in The Washington Post, adoptions of senior dogs are on the rise across the country....
What to Do When Your Dog’s Food Is Recalled

What to Do When Your Dog’s Food Is Recalled

Blue Buffalo is recalling some of its canned dog food that might contain pieces of aluminum, the company announced earlier this month. The voluntary recall includes 12.5-ounce cans of Blue Buffalo “Homestyle Recipe Healthy Weight Chicken Dinner with Garden Vegetables”...