Fleas and Ticks and Burrs – Oh My!

Fleas and Ticks and Burrs Against Your Pet Dog’s Health and How to Avoid Them

While summer enchants us to take our dogs out to the rivers, lakes, parks, and other outdoor areas we need to be aware of some of the most common problems we face when the days are longer and warmer. A good habit to get into is checking your dog from head to tail after the possibility of contact with any of these common summertime dangers. Fleas and ticks are abundant, especially in wooded and watery areas. If you plan to go to an area you suspect might have problems with creepy crawlers it is best to use a preventative. There … Continue reading

Worried About Rattlesnakes Biting Your Dog? Read This Now!

Rattlesnakes Issues and How to Protect Your Pet Dog

Hiking with my dog Clovis is one of our favorite ways to spend time together. Unfortunately, during the summer in Colorado where I live, there can be lots of rattlesnakes around. Clovis, like almost every other dog, has no natural fear of snakes the way that some of us do, and is naturally curious, so finding a snake can be particularly dangerous for him. Rattlesnake bites can be deadly if you aren’t able to get your dog to a vet soon enough, and can be very costly (around $1,000 for antivenom) if you do. Now like all of you, I … Continue reading