August 2-8 is International Assistance Dog Week, an annual event created to raise awareness about the important work assistance dogs do to help people with disability related limitations. Assistance dogs come in all shapes, sizes, and breeds and play a variety of roles. Here’s a quick overview: Guide dogs: Assist people with vision loss in … Continue reading It’s International Assistance Dog Week!
Social distancing is an important component of keeping us all safe and healthy during these times. But as a social animal, your dog might be feeling the effects of reduced social contact with other pets and people. The American Veterinary Medical Association has created a list of helpful tips on how to modify your dog’s … Continue reading Socializing Your Dog During the Coronavirus Pandemic
A combination of DNA and fossil evidence is confirming what scientists have long suspected. Arctic sled dogs have not only been around longer than most dog breeds, they also might be the first known example of our attempts at selective dog breeding. A new DNA study published in the journal Science examined the preserved DNA … Continue reading Evidence Shows Arctic Sled Dogs are the Oldest Dog Breeds
A new study published in the journal Parasites & Vectors examines the types and amounts of gastrointestinal parasites found at US dog parks. Is your pup at risk for making some not-so-nice new friends at the dog park? Here’s a rundown of the study. The researchers picked up freshly deposited dog feces at 30 US … Continue reading Unwanted Visitors: Parasites at the Dog Park
Meet Chiquita…a cute and playful 6 month old Chihuahua! Chiquita recently got herself into a lot of trouble when she accidentally ingested a dangerous number of anti-inflammatory pills. She needed immediate hospitalization and hands-on care to save her life. Unfortunately, Chiquita’s critical veterinary care was more than her family could afford. With the help of … Continue reading Meet FACE Success Story Chiquita!