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Posts by: Sara Jackson

canine lice

Lice prevention on your dog

Lice aren’t just a human problem. There’s a canine variety that can also plague your pooch. Like fleas, these flat, gray, wingless...

weight issues in dogs

Manage your dog’s weight without pills

Weight is a major health concern in dogs. Just as millions of Americans are overweight, so are our canine companions. Approximately 20% to...

understanding your aggressive dog

Understanding your aggressive dog

Jake was a cheerful, loving dog. The Shih tzu cross was friendly with everyone and enjoyed romps at the local dog park. Then one day,...

top medical emergencies in dogs

6 common dog medical emergencies

Even if you live only minutes away from your veterinarian, it’s a good idea to know how to act if your dog gets injured or suddenly falls...

dog swimming safety

Swimming safely with your dog

On warm summer days, there’s no better way to cool off than jumping into a sparkling swimming pool. It’s even better when you can share...

training deaf dogs

Sign language for training deaf dogs

Each year, many dogs are surrendered to shelters because they’re deaf. Unfortunately, few will find forever homes. But people who train...

dog brain

Tips for the best dog brain

Ever wonder why your dog goes crazy when you say “Want to go outside?” or “Want to play?” It’s because the three things he loves...

The value of physical contact with your dog

Kirsten works at an animal shelter, and sees animals from all sorts of situations. “One time, we took in some young dogs rescued from a...

take your dog to work

Taking your dog to work

Every dog lover know the feeling. It’s that difficult moment when you have to head out to work in the morning and leave your...

Are pit bulls dangerous?

Pit bulls have long had a reputation for being aggressive and violent, but when properly raised and socialized, these energetic dogs are...

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