Resolutions From the Dog

With the New Year’s approaching I have decided that it was a good time to start taking better care of myself and improve my behavior. When you thought I was off bothering the cat, I was really contemplating how best to improve myself.  Ok maybe I was bothering the cat, but I just wanted her [...]

Holiday Hazards for Your Dog 2016

The holidays are a fun time for your dog filled with new smells, sights and sounds. Due to the busy nature of the holidays, owners can be easily distracted and over look potential dangers to your best friend. Many symbols of the holidays we bring into our homes pose a danger but that doesn’t mean [...]

For the Love of a Dalmatian

The Dalmatian is a good dog for an active family! They require moderate daily exercise and make great running companions.  The Dalmatian excels at traditional obedience, agility, tracking and road trails and finds great enjoyment in demonstrating their great endurance and speed.  Our GVH client, Laura Levengood, loves Dalmatians!!  Here is what she wrote about [...]

Summer Safety

Summer is a wonderful time of warm weather, great food, and fun activities. While the activities may be safe for you, they may not be for your dog. However, with some simple summer safety tips you and your dog can make many great summer memories that last a lifetime. Pool Safety: Pools are a great way [...]

National Pet Fire Safety Day

National Pet Fire Safety Day is July 15th! Did you know that nearly 500,000 pets are involved in a house fire each year? With about 1,000 of them started by homeowners pets! This is a day to spread awareness about not only how to keep your pet(s) safe during a house fire, but also how your [...]

Cancer Awareness

You Can Make A Difference Go to the Bark for Life website to learn how you can get involved. Find an Event Volunteer as a survivor or caregiver Donate your time or money What is Cancer? Cancer is cells within the body that are growing and dividing in an abnormal manner and rate often forming tumors [...]

Top 4 Questions about Leptospirosis

“I don’t take my dog in the woods - he only goes in my backyard. He barely even goes outside.” Many pet parents think that if my dog only goes outside briefly - he can’t possibly get these diseases.  But the reality is that your furry family member can easily contract bacteria, viruses, parasites, and [...]

Bulldogs are Beautiful

Thinking about getting a Bulldog? You won’t regret it!!  As if their adorable face is not enough to make you fall in love, Bulldogs have an amazing temperament and incredible personality.  They are full of energy one minute and then will turn around and lay down for hours on end. Ever since I was little, [...]

Dogs Eating Strange Objects – See What Bella Ate

I had always heard about dogs eating strange objects, and couldn’t help but think “How did they get that?” Well, I experienced my own personal nightmare when my dog ingested a sewing needle. My mom always watches my girls, Bella and Cammi, my two pitbull mixes, for a few hours while I am at work. [...]

Back to School With Your Dog

The beginning of the school year is the perfect time to go back to school with your dog too! Since dogs can learn at all ages and stages of life, it is never too late to correct bad habits, teach new tricks, and improve your relationship with your dog. Enrolling your dog in a training program [...]

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