dog tick

Summer Is Tick Prevention Time

Warm weather is prime season for ticks. Ticks are eight-legged, blood-sucking parasites about one-eighth to one inch in length.The parasites can transmit infectious disease, such as Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, or even paralysis, because of a toxin in their saliva.   We asked Michael Stone, DVM, board-certified in small animal medicine at Read More

dog aggression

Dealing With Your Dog’s Aggression

Research shows that aggression is caused by stress. With the very rare exception of idiopathic aggression – at one time called rage syndrome, aggression is the result of a stress load that pushes a dog over his bite threshold. To say that a dog is “aggressive” can mean a whole host of things. Aggression encompasses a Read More