Heartworm Disease in Dogs

With a cure that is nearly as deadly as the disease, infection with heartworm is something that all pet owners should prevent their dogs from acquiring. What is Heartworm Disease Heartworm disease is a build up of single celled ‘baby’ parasites in a dog’s blood due to an infection of adult parasites living in [...]

Puppy Housetraining, Manners and Socialization

You’ll be living with your dog for the next 12-18 years, let’s make them respectful and safe for everyone involved House Training Your Puppy House training your puppy is relatively easy.  The secret is anticipating when your puppy will need to go to the bathroom, taking him or her outside before it happens in [...]

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Common Dog Parasites

The following is a list of parasites that we routinely see infecting dogs.  Protect your dog against the following: External Parasites (found on the hair and skin of dogs) Fleas Found almost everywhere in the world, all dogs are at risk for flea infection.  Fleas not only cause skin disease, but typically transmit other serious [...]

Preparing Your House for a Puppy

Congratulations! You two are going to be together for long, wonderful time. Here are some tips on how to keep your puppy safe, healthy and to make the most of your relationship. The Right Supplies: A Dog Crate or Kennel Many of our clients choose to allow their dogs to have free reign of the [...]

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World’s Most Intelligent Dog Dies

Death of the ‘World’s Most Intelligent Dog’ rekindles a discussion on animal intelligence. Chaser, a border collie living in Spartanburg, SC died on July 23rd, 2019.  She was 15.  Chaser had been trained to recall the names of more than 1000 toys by her owner, John Pilley, a psychology professor at Wofford College. Pilley predeceased his beloved dog [...]

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Guide Dogs For The Blind

How dogs are trained to see for the visually impaired In 1927, a visionary woman set her sights on training dogs to help blind veterans.  After partnering with a blind man, they trained their first ‘Seeing Eye’ dog, and the lives of thousands of visually impaired people changed forever. What’s the Difference Between a Guide Dog and [...]

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