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Whether you are a new dog owner or you have raised several types of puppies, the term “socialization” will eventually come up in your circle of friends. Although the term is unfamiliar to some, it is a “must know” when it comes to having a well-behaved and happy adult. What is Socialization? Socialization of a […]

Canine distemper is a virus that your dog can catch from another dog in a number of different ways. Some of the circumstances that may lead your pet to contract canine distemper include: If your dog shows the following signs of canine distemper, it’s urgent that you see your Madison or north Alabama veterinarian immediately. It’s important […]

For a pet owner, nothing is more heartbreaking than having to say goodbye to their loving companion. It is an emotional event that can impact your entire family. Here are some tips to help you overcome the loss of a pet. Remember the Good Times While it is perfectly normal to feel sorrow, don’t allow […]

The recent dog flu outbreak has definitely caused some concern for a lot of local pet owners. It is a highly contagious virus that has now been reported in a number of different states. This means that all dogs are at risk. Here are some valuable tips to help keep your own dog safe from […]

Kennel cough is a common respiratory disease that can easily spread from one dog to the next. Although most dogs recover from kennel cough in a week or so, complications can also arise from this widespread infection. Pneumonia is by far one of the most dangerous ailments that can stem from kennel cough. You must […]

Don’t allow your dog to become a lazy couch potato that only wants to eat and sleep. Not only do active dogs live longer, but they also tend to be happier pets. Let’s examine the ways that exercise can benefit dog owners. A more peaceful home If you live with a canine that constantly barks, […]

Most people consider their pet to be an important part of their family. Like any other family member, you want your pet to remain healthy and full of life. Getting the necessary pet vaccinations should be a top priority. Here are some important facts that you should know about pet vaccinations. Which Vaccinations Are Required […]

One of the most common conditions affecting older dogs is arthritis or degenerative joint disease. As in humans, arthritis can be very painful for your dog. It can also rob your pet’s mobility and active lifestyle. Generally, arthritis happens when an unstable joint causes the bones to move unnaturally within the joint. As a general […]

“Cute” is what dogs do best. It’s adorable the way they jump, run, twirl, wrestle, lunge, chase, dig, wiggle, and pull. All those delightful maneuvers can be tough on canine knees. For dogs, that means a sprain or tear of the cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) which stabilizes the knee (stifle) joint. When it comes to […]

A common doggy ailment is the ear infection. They are tricky to diagnose since they can be caused by yeast infections, ear mites, allergies, hypothyroidism, wax, foreign objects, or excessive hair. The ear canal in humans is horizontal, but the canine ear canal is vertical; therefore, moisture or any kind of debris that gets in […]