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Leptospirosis

February 9, 2010 by  
Filed under Dogs

Leptospirosis (aka lepto) is a bacterial disease that is often life threatening.  The bacteria are shed in the urine of infected animals, including wildlife, and so most commonly affect animals that spend a lot of time outdoors.  It is of most concern to dogs, but rarely affects cats as well. … Read more

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The Importance of Socializing Puppies

December 13, 2009 by  
Filed under Dogs

From big to small, all dogs are in need of proper socialization, and this begins when they’re puppies! In fact, the critical “window” of opportunity for social development in dogs closes by 12 weeks of age!  The experiences puppy has during this time influence the type of dog he will… Read more

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Allergic Reactions

December 12, 2009 by  
Filed under Dogs

Rarely, a dog or puppy may experience an allergic reaction to a vaccine. While it’s normal for a puppy to have mild lethargy or soreness at the injection site, signs of a reaction may include: Vomiting or diarrhea Facial swelling and/or hives Difficulty breathing Significant… Read more

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