We did a housecall today on a home with both dogs and cats. Some were happy we were there, others were unimpressed. Alex, the cat in the picture, wasn’t too happy about being put on an exam table. We reminded him that was the worst part – no cat carrier, no scary car ride, no […]
OK, I realize the forecast for tomorrow is snow. Gotta love the midwest. After we get through this, if anyone is like me, we’ll have cabin fever and want to get out and hike, walk, whatever we enjoy. So will the ticks. They will be hungry, and hanging out in brushy areas and tall grass. […]
On Saturday, March 30, the fabulous rescue group Gateway Pet Guardians is holding a 5K run fundraiser. We will have a booth there, so come out, meet us, and support a great cause! The race starts at 9 am, and is held at Rock Springs Park in O’Fallon, IL The awards and after party are […]
A great article came out in the American Animal Hospital Association magazine. It suggests that housecalls may be the best way to provide medical care to cats. According to a survey, 58% of cat owners say their cat hates going to the vet, and 39% feel stress just even thinking about it! The article suggests […]
By now everyone knows that chocolate is poisonous to dogs. Dark chocolate is the most toxic, as it has the most cocoa. What about white chocolate? Since it has no cocoa, it is not toxic at all! Should you feed it to your dog? No, unless you want a dog with an upset tummy and […]
My husband kiddingly said Reggie’s breed include “silly” and “goofball.” While those were not listed, they are not ruled out! Seriously, though, his DNA test to give insight as to the breeds that make up his unique mix came back. The main two breeds are German Shepherd and American Eskimo. I never would have guessed […]
I guess this is a pet peeve of mine, but there seems to be much confusion on the part of pet owners regarding trainers and behaviorists. The internet hasn’t helped. Often, the terms “trainer” and “behaviorist” are used interchangeably. Big difference! If your dog is fearful, aggressive, shy, boisterous, or exhibits symptoms such as growling, […]
There are a few DNA tests on the market we can use to find out what breeds a certain mixed breed dog has in him or her. I am testing my own dog, Reggie, who was rescued from the streets, with a test that is reported to be rather reliable. Would I make medical decisions […]
I will be open for business on Tuesday, December 18! I am getting final supplies tomorrow, and then will be set!
Things are coming together! Equipment is on the way, and the books are almost ready! I should be ready to roll in the second week of December.