When Your Dog is a Victim of Discrimination

The folks at 1800-PetMeds have asked that we share their views on a topic that is very important to us – breed specific legislation. So today we are featuring a guest blog post from Jackie Roberts of 1-800-PetMeds about this issue.  Of course, the views expressed by our guest bloggers do not necessarily reflect the views…

July 3, 2012

Size Really Does Matter – or Does It?

Splash and I were at the Yerba Buena Ice Rink this weekend. We live there during hockey season but hadn’t been there in a few months. When you think about it – what’s not to love at an ice rink for a Newfoundland: soft rubberized floors (to protect the skates but perfect for napping on)…

June 19, 2012

Bordetella, the “kennel cough”: Preventing Dog Colds

There was recently a story on the news about an outbreak of Bordetella in the East Bay. Let’s start by clarifying one important thing: unfortunately, Bordetella is sometimes and inaccurately referred to as “kennel cough”, it is important to remember that Bordetella is an airborne virus that can be contracted anywhere dogs are in close…

June 6, 2012

Chihuahuas Party On

Animal shelters in San Francisco used to be overflowing with pit bulls.  Now it’s chihuahuas. Saturday, June 2, The Whole EnChichuahua Fesitival celebrates these small dogs from noon to 4pm in Dolores Park, San Francisco.  Started as a means to encourage the parents of Chihuahuas to spay or neuter their pets – the festival is fun.  How could it not be with…

June 1, 2012