Weight loss is a tough subject, for humans and pets alike! It’s a challenge, especially when we realize we may have spent the winter months on the couch a bit too much, or perhaps eaten one too many desserts. But, for our pets (and for us!), losing weight can add years to their lives and make those years healthier and happier.
The most recent veterinary surveys tell us that over half of our nation’s pets are either overweight or obese. Extra weight may seem to make them extra snuggly, but in reality, overweight pets are at risk for serious and debilitating health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, and high blood pressure.
Helping your pet to lose weight might be easier than you think. Below, our team gears up to answer the question, does my dog need a diet, or just more exercise? Continue…
Memorial Day offers a unique opportunity for Americans to honor the brave men and women who have served our country at home and abroad. Observing a moment of silence for fallen soldiers, decorating a grave, or attending a ceremony is immensely important.
While we reflect on these sacrifices, the faithful, valiant contributions of thousands of military dogs should also be remembered. Without the aid of K9 veterans, the list of casualties would be much longer.
Back in Time
Memorial Day, or Decoration Day as it was previously called, was established to honor those Americans who gave their lives in service. More recently, the national holiday has evolved into an opportunity to thank those who are currently serving – or have retired from – active duty. Continue…
They don’t call dogs “man’s/woman’s best friend” for nothing. Sharing your life with a dog can be an incredibly meaningful experience, but when that dog jumps up on all your guests, runs away at a moment’s notice, or destroys your brand new couch and favorite pair of shoes, that special bond can experience some strain.
That’s where dog training basics come in!