Bloat in Dogs

Bloat occurs when the dog’s stomach fills with air, fluid and/or food.  The enlarged stomach puts pressure on the other organs, causing difficulty breathing, eventually decreasing blood supply to the dog’s vital organs.  Also known as Gastric Dilatation Volvulus (GDV), gastric torsion and twisted stomach, the condition causes rapid clinical signs and death in several… Read more »

The Yellow Dog Project

I just got wind of this movement and wanted to learn a little bit more about it.  In a nutshell, it is a global initiative to give those dog owners, who do not want other people and/or dogs to approach their dogs, a way of alerting people to that wish.  It’s the simple act of… Read more »

Why Do Dogs Lick Faces or Jump on Humans?

Body language and signals play an important role in the lives of dogs, as they use their bodies to communicate their intentions and feelings in the same way that we use sounds and spoken language.  These signals appear to be mostly inherited and instinctive, although they need to learn when to use them most effectively. … Read more »

Pet Car Back Seat Cover Review

It certainly was heartbreaking when I traded in my gas guzzling SUV for a car that doubled my gas mileage.  Why heartbreaking?  Now I have to squeeze in numerous dogs into my nice leather seats of my rarely clean 4-door sedan.  Its easy to give up the back of an SUV to the dogs but much harder to… Read more »