Do Dogs Have Feelings?

People have been wondering if dogs have emotions for thousands of years. Philosophers have debated the subject, lining up on different sides. Most of us who have dogs agree that dogs have feelings. Aristotle believed that animals were without reason but believed that they did have “sensations” — they could feel if you cut them…

Caring For A Senior Dog

Many pet parents are met abruptly with the difficult realization that their dog has reached his or her senior years. Unfortunately, not many are aware how to prepare for this transition or even when to expect it to occur. It’s true that dogs age several years per calendar year, but their transition to the senior…

How To Find a Good Veterinarian

Good veterinarians are hard to come by. It’s getting harder to find the country vet who knows all about you and your dog and can tell you all of the local gossip. Vets who offered discounts for multiple pets and client loyalty are disappearing. In his place we have vets with more sophisticated equipment but…

All About Pugs

The Pug, one of the top twenty most popular dog breeds in the United States, is an ancient breed of Chinese origin. They date back to at least 400 B.C. when they were prized by Chinese emperors of the Shang dynasty. At that time they were known as “Lo-Chiang-Sze,” “Lion Dog” or “Foo” (“Fu”) because…