Wobbler Syndrome

Wobbler Syndrome

Wobbler Syndrome Overview Cervical vertebral instability, more commonly known as wobbler syndrome, is a deformity of the spinal column typically seen in large breed dogs like Doberman Pinchers and Great Danes, as they tend to experience quick growth spurts during puppyhood. Although this syndrome is relatively rare, genetic background, lifestyle and traumatic injury can … [Read more...]

Don’t Dump Your Pet

Abandoned Cat

Why You Shouldn't Dump Your Pet There are many reasons why someone can no longer keep their pets. Many people feel your dog or cat will be free and can survive on their own. However, hundreds of years of domestication have taken the survival instinct out of our family pets. Animals that are dumped on the road are more likely to get hit by a car, starve to death, be … [Read more...]

Dog Bite Prevention

Dog Bites

How to Prevent Dog Bites An Owner’s Responsibility to Prevent Dog Bites Although most interactions between dogs and people are positive and harmonious, there are still an estimated 4.5 million dog bites reported each year in America. These bites range from minor nips to major attacks. There is no way to guarantee your dog would never bite someone because all animals have … [Read more...]

Training Dogs to Assist People in Wheelchairs

Wheelchair Assistance Dog Training

Wheelchair Assistance Dogs We all know dogs are wonderful companions and they can be especially beneficial for a person in a wheelchair. However, it is extremely important you pick the dog breed that will thrive in the kind of lifestyle you live. If you don't, chances are you'll be contacting your local dog trainer or animal school for help. Things to Consider When … [Read more...]

Knowing When a Dog Might Act Aggressively

Aggressive Dog

Warning Signs a Dog Might Bite Understanding Aggressive Dog Behavior An estimated 4.7 million dog bites occur in the U.S. each year. Of these, nearly 800,000 dog bites require medical care, according to the American Humane Association. Dogs become aggressive for many reasons, including fear, dominance, territoriality, learned behavior, pain, genetics and hunger. … [Read more...]