Understanding Your Dog’s Language

Dogs are expressive animals that use their entire body to express their feelings. There’s nothing better than watching a tail wag so hard that their hindquarters shake while accompanied by barks of joy. Or seeing a big grin of happiness on your dog’s face when they see you. Dogs also use their body language to convey

Tips for Finding the Right Doggie Daycare

School’s back in session which means there are fewer people around the home to watch and walk the dog. Instead of leaving them alone and waiting for someone to come home, why not send them to doggie daycare? There’s plenty to like about doggie daycare as your four-legged family members get plenty of socialization, exercise and mental stimulation

Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

There’s nothing quite like the smell of fresh-cut grass to stimulate the senses. It’s refreshing, pleasant walk on with bare feet, and makes the world feel alive. Your dog may not feel the same way about grass as you do, but you’ve probably noticed she has no problem making a snack out of the lawn.

Nail Care for Your Dog

A dog’s nails are very similar to our human nails. When left long, they can hinder tasks and annoy your dog, much like we would experience if we grew our nails long. If your dog’s simplest tasks are hindered, they might try to bite their nails and that could cause other issues, so keeping your

The Benefits of Crate Training

Just like people, dogs like to have their own special place to rest and feel safe. Crate training is a fantastic way to ensure that your pet has their own little sanctuary where they can go for that safety and rest, and it can also prevent destructive behavior while you are not home. Housetraining is

5 Foods Your Dog Should Never Eat

Most dogs take an interest in human food, and it’s fun to share snacks with your best four-legged friend so long as you know the foods to avoid.  The big question is if the snack you are enjoying is safe for your dog to ingest because there are some foods that are VERY dangerous and

Canine Influenza: H3N2 and H3N8

What is canine influenza? Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) is a viral respiratory infection.  There are two strains that have been identified in US – Type A Canine Influenza Viruses: H3N2 and H3N8.  Both viruses have appeared in Oregon.  The first H3N2 case in Oregon was February 2018 after a dog returned home from visiting