Should You Switch Your Dog to a Raw Food Diet?

Should You Switch Your Dog to a Raw Food Diet?

Last year, I rescued a German Shepherd named Neko from a shelter in Southern California. Aside from being a certified dog trainer, I am also the director of the German Shepherd rescue Sylvester’s Haven. Neko had been diagnosed with Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) by the shelter vet. We saved Neko under the assumption that he would probably only have seven months to live given his condition and we had enough donations lined up to give him a good end of life. As I took a personal interest in this amazing dog, I researched nutritional protocols to slow the progression of his … Continue reading

Tips to Recognize and Treat Dog Ear Problems

Tips to Recognize and Treat Dog Ear Problems - featured

Is your dog plagued by chronic ear problems? Are frequent trips to the vet for ear cleaning or applications of medications required to keep your dog’s ears free from uncomfortable inflammation and infection? If so, you are not alone, as ailments affecting the ears are some of the most common reasons owners present their pets to their veterinarian for evaluation and treatment. Causes of Dog Ear Problems There are many causes capable of contributing to skin and ear problems including: Infection: A variety of microscopic organisms can take up residence in your dog’s ear, including bacteria, yeast, mites. Increased ear discharge … Continue reading