Posts Categorized: Dogs

Signs of Heat Exhaustion in Dogs

Signs of Heat Exhaustion in Dogs

Just like people, pets can get overheated when the noontime sun beats down or they over-exert themselves, especially in hot conditions. Unfortunately, our furry friends don’t have the same innate ability to cool themselves as humans. While we start to sweat like the dickens when we get too hot, our pooches must pant in an… Read more »

The 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds in Texas (+ Dallas & Houston)

The 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds in Texas (+ Dallas & Houston)

According to petsbest.com, below are the 10 most popular dog breeds in Texas (based on information from Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC, a leading U.S. pet insurance agency). Most Popular Dog Breeds in Texas Mixed breed Labrador retriever Yorkshire terrier Shih tzu Golden retriever Designer/hybrid Chihuahua English bulldog Miniature Schnauzer Boxer The American Kennel Club also… Read more »

October is American Humane’s Adopt-a-Dog Month®​​

October is American Humane’s Adopt-a-Dog Month®​​

Each October, American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization and the nation’s leading first responder for animals in need, encourages animal lovers to consider adopting a dog from a local shelter or rescue group in honor of its yearly “Adopt-a-Dog Month®.” This year, American Humane is continuing its national initiative to bring awareness to… Read more »

What’s the Risk of Heartworm in my Dog?

What’s the Risk of Heartworm in my Dog?

In any discussion about keeping dogs healthy, one of the first topics to be raised will usually be heartworm. Around 250,000 dogs per year are diagnosed with heartworm, which puts your dog’s chances of getting this disease at about 1 in 200 (roughly the same as a person’s probability of getting diagnosed with cancer in… Read more »

What Vaccines Should I Get For My Dog?

What Vaccines Should I Get For My Dog?

When you bring home a lovable pooch, you are probably aware of the fact that you’ll need to provide food, shelter, toys, and plenty of love.  Most people also know that dogs will need to be spayed or neutered (if they’re not already), that they’ll need to visit the veterinarian for regular checkups, and that… Read more »

What Should I Do if My Dog is Vomiting?

What Should I Do if My Dog is Vomiting?

Most pet parents take their responsibilities very seriously when they adopt a cat or dog from their local animal shelter.  They understand that pets are totally reliant on their people for health and happiness, which is why they’re willing to purchase the best food and the safest toys, as well as spend plenty of time… Read more »