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Dog Keeps Coughing

One of the biggest issues we hear from Chihuahua owners is wondering why their dog keeps coughing. Most likely it's reverse sneezing which is very common in Chihuahuas. It could also be Kennel Cough which is highly contagious. But it may be a more serious issue called Tracheal Collapse. This condition is common in many small dogs, including Chihuahuas. Causes of Tracheal Collapse Dogs with tracheal collapse have tracheas that are not shaped the way they should be. They flatten which causes…

Are you avoiding nail trims because you're scared of hurting your dog? Find out how trimming your dog's toenails can be simple and stress free!


Spinal Cord Disease in Dogs | petMD | In some genetic studies that are underway, GERMAN SHEPHERDS, Pembroke and Cardigan Welsh Corgi's, Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, Irish Setters, Boxers, Collies, Rhodesian Ridgebacks, and Poodles have shown an increased prevalence for the disease.


Your veterinarian, kennel owner, day care provider or groomer says your dog should/must be vaccinated against kennel cough, but you’re trying not to over-vaccinate. What should you do? More and more, pet parents are finding another vet, kennel owner, day care provider or groomer — or keeping their dog at home!  Vaccination is a serious medical procedure with... Continue Reading

Why Is My Dog Coughing? Canine coughing can be minor or very serious. Do you know how to tell the difference?


Study: Why Dogs and Cats Make Babies Healthier

Study: Why Dogs & Cats Make Babies Healthier-What do dogs/cats have to do with your baby’s risk of catching colds? According to latest research they may help lower his/her risk of coughs &sniffles during the 1st yr of life. Reporting in the journal Pediatrics, researchers say babies growing up in homes with a pet,namely a dog or a cat, are less likely to get sick than children living pet-free. Results bolster notion that keeping infants’ environments overly sanitized isn’t good for their…


Why Are Allergies Becoming More Common In Dogs?

essential oils for our dogs: irritated skin: I recommend using a 15 ml doTERRA bottle with spray top - 50 drops Lavender, 20 drops Helichrysum, 20 drops Roman Chamomile, with the remainder FCO. Spray lightly on irritated areas.