What the Canine Nose Knows

What the Canine Nose Knows While we are used to depending on our vision as our number one sense, dogs use sight and smell to assess their surroundings. The dog’s sense of smell is so adept that a blind dog has much less difficulty adjusting to a loss of vision than we...

Pets with Mammary/Breast Cancer

Pets with Mammary/Breast Cancer  Breast cancer can unfortunately occur in any mammal and can be devastating when it affects our pets. Like any cancer, mammary tumors arise from the uncontrolled growth of abnormal mammary gland cells, and our pets are built with eight...

The Paunchy Pooch

The Paunchy Pooch  We love our pets but, unfortunately, we also love to spoil them. Excessive food intake and insufficient exercise often lead to obesity for our pets. According to estimates, over half of client-owned dogs are overweight. Dogs can develop many obesity...

Does your Dog Suffer from Arthritis?

Does your Dog Suffer from Arthritis?  Unfortunately, canine joints age just like ours do. In fact arthritis affects one of every five dogs sometime during their lifetime. Thinning of the joint cartilage can lead to joint deterioration, reduced mobility, and pain. The...

Summertime Safety

Summertime Safety  Summer is often associated with a time for fun outdoor activity, but in Santa Clarita our extreme temperatures can often be hazardous. Always remember that unlike us, dogs are unable to sweat and they rely heavily on panting to lower their body...