Why Certain Dog Breeds are Unfairly Judged

BevHills_iStock_000043106632_Large-1.jpgFor many, the idea of a dog attack or bite brings to mind specific breeds. These are typically Rottweilers, pit bulls, and Dobermans. And, this negative stereotype has been detrimental to dogs who are viewed as inherently aggressive. It has also contributed to a misunderstanding about the potential for bite incidents in any dog breed.

But, there are some truths to being an informed pet parent with an unfairly maligned dog.

Dog Breeds Deconstructed

While there are some breeds that are more likely to bite, it’s both harmful to the dogs as well as our own sense of safety to make assumptions. All dogs are capable of biting, and some of them are actually small or toy breeds. Continue…

Pet Diabetes 101

iStock_000049715082_Large.jpgAs one of the leading causes of death in the Unites States, there’s no doubt that diabetes is an epidemic in our country. The family pet is probably not who you think of when diabetes is mentioned, but unfortunately this serious condition extends to dogs and cats as well.

In order to effectively prevent, diagnose and treat diabetes in our pets, it’s critical to educate yourself regarding the symptoms and potential causes of this dangerous disease. Continue…

Preventing And Managing Obesity In Pets

BevHills_iStock_000014192263_Large-1.jpgObesity is no longer just a human problem. According to recent statistics, over half of all cats and dogs in the U.S. are overweight. Overweight pets are at risk for many of the same health problems as overweight humans such as arthritis, certain types of cancer, bone and organ issues, high blood pressure, and of course diabetes.

November is National Pet Diabetes Awareness month. While the exact cause of diabetes is unknown, obesity is a huge risk factor for the disease. Take a moment to educate yourself on pet obesity and what you can do to prevent or manage it in your pet. Continue…