dog park

5 Tips for Avoiding Fights at the Dog Park

Dog parks have never been more popular. They can be good opportunities for your dog to expend excess energy and have fun with other...

Help with Palliative or Hospice Care for Your Dog

In my 13 years as a veterinarian, I’ve worked in emergency and general practice, as a freelance writer, a volunteer with the homeless population...
Leptospirosis in dogs

Leptospirosis in Dogs: What You Should Know

Leptospirosis is a disease caused by bacteria shed in the urine of infected wildlife. Deer, skunks, and raccoons are the biggest reservoirs, although rodents...
dog hiccups

Dog Hiccups: Can Dogs Get Hiccups?

Ever seen your dog’s body jerk with what appeared to be a hiccup? Yes, dogs can get hiccups. Here’s how to recognize dog hiccups, why your dog gets them and what to do about them.

Lots To Offer

Nutrition, health, safety, training, behavior, puppy stuff, end-of-life issues – this issue has it all!  A trainer who contributed her first article to WDJ last month (“Paddlesports Safety”) is back this month with another safety...

How Long To Feed Puppy Food?

If there is one thing that everyone knows, it’s that you have to start out puppies on puppy food. And then at some point later, maybe when the pup is a year old, you...
basic dog training

Beyond Basic Dog Training

Basic good manners training (sit, down, come, etc.) is vitally important to help your canine family member learn how to survive in a world full of humans. However, training shouldn’t stop there; it’s just...
Why Does My Dog Stink?

Why Does My Dog Stink?

Oh, my. What’s that smell? If your dog is in the room, it could be really bad breath, dreadful flatulence, leaking anal glands, skunk residue, malodorous dandruff, infected ears, wet dog odor, urine from...
Can Dogs Eat Asparagus?

Can Dogs Eat Asparagus?

Asparagus comes into season each spring making it an ideal addition for everything from omelets to salads but can dogs eat asparagus?

Freshening Up

You may have noticed that the April 2021 cover looked a little more packed with article descriptions than usual. We’ve been tinkering a bit with the editorial mix and bringing some added value to...

Chronic Ear Infections in Dogs: What You Need to Hear

Given that itchiness" is the most common reason for veterinary visits

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First Rattlesnake of the Season

I have relatives visiting from out of state, and after a two-day drive to get here, they want to stretch their legs...

#goldenhour #nofilter #summertempsalready #swimthenhike #goodestdogs ...

Woody’s such a good boy. ...

91 degrees today, oy! Time to fill up Otto’s sandbox with clean, deep sand for the summer. (He approved.) ...

“Outstanding in his field.” A dad joke that will never get old 🙂 ...

He’s still well and happy, but at 13 and a half years old, I feel his spirit starting to wander when he sleeps. I didn’t used to be able to get anywhere close to him when he was sleeping without him waking up and greeting me with a wag and a sweet squinty hello. Our every day together is precious. ...

My heart. Senior dogs are so precious. ...

“We picked up a weirdo!”

(The Muppet Movie, 1979)
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#wildflowers #spring #hike ...

No dog looks as comatose, or as happy, as a dog who is soaking up sunshine on grass in the spring ...

Poor Woody. He doesn’t love her, but she, like all the foster pups, loves him. I have to find a home for her!! ...

Haven’t yet managed to take a picture of the foster dog that doesn’t scream EARS! ...

Balancing on a rail fence! (He jumped off before I could get a shot that showed the fence more clearly... we will try again!) ...

A little drama right at sunset last night. I always pray to be with my dogs if those last golden rays of light break through like that. ...

I love it when they smile in their sleep. #anthropomorphicanimals ...

Best result from several attempts to get six dogs to stay still for one minute ...

“Something moved in the grass, I’m telling you!” ...

Two of these dogs don’t much care for the tractor-mower. One of them is riveted. I’ll bet you can guess which dog wouldn’t stop following me today. ...