Leptospirosis on the Rise in San Diego Dogs

The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency has reported an outbreak of leptospirosis, a contagious bacterial disease, in area dogs. Leptospirosis are bacteria that can be found in soil and water.  Dogs are most commonly affected but it can also be transmitted to humans. The symptoms of the disease can range from mild … Continue reading Leptospirosis on the Rise in San Diego Dogs

Dog Aging Project Seeks Volunteers for New Canine Health Study

The University of Washington and Texas A&M University have teamed up for a large-scale study called the Dog Aging Project.  The project invites dog owners to nominate their pets to be part of the study. The goal of the Dog Aging Project is to identify factors that are critical to improving healthy lifespan in dogs.  … Continue reading Dog Aging Project Seeks Volunteers for New Canine Health Study

America’s Most Dog-Friendly Cities for 2016

The personal finance company SmartAsset recently released its latest list of the most dog-friendly cities in the U.S. They analyzed data on a number of factors, including: Number of dog parks Number of dog-friendly shopping areas Number of dog-friendly restaurants Walkability Weather Housing costs The first 3 factors were given the most weight in the … Continue reading America’s Most Dog-Friendly Cities for 2016