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  • The Human-Animal Bond: Keeping Our Dogs Clean

    The Human-Animal Bond: Keeping Our Dogs Clean

    Some of our companion animals may require more attention than others, and that’s okay—it’s what we signed up for. Dogs and cats rely on us to provide them with water, food, relief walks, socialization opportunities appropriate to their temperaments, and veterinary and hygiene care. When dogs vocalize (bark), they are often asking for help. The […] More

  • The Human-Animal Bond: Dogs at Home

    The Human-Animal Bond: Dogs at Home

    Being home-bound is a good time to address issues your dog may have, discover more about his/her personality and indulge in sniffing walks. • If your dog has separation anxiety, this is a good time to work on it. Separation anxiety, which is similar to a human panic attack, physically affects many dogs. While work […] More

  • The Human-Animal Bond: Easing Anxiety for Our Dogs & Ourselves

    The Human-Animal Bond: Easing Anxiety for Our Dogs & Ourselves

    Check your smartphone, turn on the radio, turn on television and you are bombarded with warnings to “socially distance” yourself from others to slow the spread of Covid-19, a serious novel coronavirus. A more precise instruction would be to practice physical distancing. Physical distancing and hygiene are imperative to getting our lives back to a […] More

  • Why is My Dog Excessively Licking His Paws?

    Why is My Dog Excessively Licking His Paws?

    Paw licking is a common behavior in dogs, but a healthy dog should not excessively paw lick, and a history of excessive licking could be a red flag for a more serious problem. While it’s true they might simply be grooming themselves, paw chewing could indicate something more going on if they are doing it […] More

  • Veterinarian’s Take on Covid-19: Week On

    Veterinarian’s Take on Covid-19: Week On

    It’s been a week of hand sanitizer, social distancing and official responses. Policy, protocols, processes. (As you know, these are a few of my favourite things). Communications and reviews. Precautions. Preparation. Triage. Risk assessment.Change. Uncertainty. Change. Dear Tilly came to stay and wasn’t sure what to make of it all either! Our inboxes have been […] More

  • How to Effectively Clean Your Home for Coronavirus

    How to Effectively Clean Your Home for Coronavirus

    Cleaning high-traffic surfaces around your home is just one preventive measure recommended in helping prevent the spread of the coronavirus, thus we want to remind people the most effective cleaning tools for this important practice. In the past, The Bark has recommended using a mixture of vinegar and water for common household cleaning tasks—but this […] More

  • Coronavirus and Dogs: Everything You Need to Know

    Coronavirus and Dogs: Everything You Need to Know

    What do we know? What should we be doing? As the pandemic develops, here’s the current scoop on dog-related issues. And no, your dog doesn’t need a mask. Seriously. Until recently, most of us were probably not that tuned into what a virus was, or did. Now, the pandemic kicked off by Covid-19, a novel […] More

  • On the Autism Spectrum? Get a Dog.

    On the Autism Spectrum? Get a Dog.

    If you want a friend, get a dog. That comment was originally intended as a joke, but if you happen to be one of the millions of Americans on the autism spectrum, it could be the greatest piece of advice you’ll ever receive, says Annie Bowes, DVM. Bowes, a veterinarian in Post Falls, Idaho, has […] More