Why You Should Never Purchase a Pet… Except From a Shelter

Purchase a Pet Dog? What to Consider…

Although it hasn’t been much of a hot topic as of late, it wasn’t that long ago that headlines and gruesome images emanating from “puppy mill” conditions were flooding the airwaves. Situations where multiple cages were stacked on top of one another, females confined to do nothing more than reproduce, these disgusting environments were deplorable at best. It just doesn’t make sense that while over two million puppies are being sold through these breeders, an estimated three million dogs are being euthanized in shelters around our country. I have been an animal lover for as long as I can remember, … Continue reading

Pet Obesity: How to Spot It in Your Dog and Manage It

Pet Obesity, Dog’s Health and Dog Safety

There are many things you don’t think about when picking up a dog from your local breeder or animal shelter. You look online at the newest articles on what to look for but beware, you’re always going to miss something. There is no one quick article you can read over and know every problem your dog might run into, they are just like kids and every situation is unique. This being said I’m going to delve into what has become ubiquitous here in the US. In a new study taken in March of 2015 by the Association for Pet Obesity … Continue reading