Vaccinating Your Dog

2019-07-25T05:57:04+00:00Tags: |

While you must vaccinate your dog against some diseases, and maywant your pet vaccinated against others, vaccines can be costly – and come with side effects. Benefits of vaccination far outweigh risks, but careful assessment of risk factors should be undertaken to establish an appropriate vaccination protocol for each animal. Recent investigation into the origins

Alert: Asian Strain of Canine Distemper

2020-06-13T05:58:56+00:00Tags: |

It’s suspected that ashipment of animals that a Canadian animal welfare organization rescued from a South Korean meat market last fall (in October 2018) brought the Asian-1 strain of Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) into Canada. One of the dogs in the shipment developed a cough and appeared lethargic two weeks after its arrival, and within ten days the dog had developed muscle twitches and seizures, and ultimately had

Running With Your Dog

2019-04-04T00:00:00+00:00Tags: |

There’s no better bonding activity than running with your dog.But don’t start when your pet’s too young! Hard surfaces can damage joints; bones have not yet fully formed. Wait until areas of bone growth have begun to close and harden, which varies by breed. Young or old, get clearance from your vet to ensure your

Keeping Your Cocker Spaniel Safe During Holiday Festivities


Thanksgiving is all about food. While it’s a wonderful time to spend with family and be grateful for your blessings, everyone is most excited about the food at a Thanksgiving dinner. Some of us spend weeks just thinking about the mouth-watering turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie! These dishes are special because we only eat them

Comfort Dogs for the Elderly: Cocker spaniel


The American cocker spaniel is an incredibly versatile dog breed. They are so friendly and social that they can get along with everyone from babies to the elderly. It’s true that the AKC cocker spaniel and the American cocker spaniel make wonderful family dogs, but that’s not the only role they’re suited for. Cocker spaniels

Exercise With Your Cocker Spaniel


Having a dog can improve your life in countless ways. Dogs, particularly the American cocker spaniel or AKC cocker spaniel, can make you both happier and healthier. Most people have experienced how drastically a loving pup can change their mood. However, fewer people know about the immense health benefits that can come from getting a