House Training Your Puppy

Search for: A TIME FOR PAWS Let’s continue our discussion about new puppies. We talked about crate training and how it is important to protect the puppy from harm and to protect your house and favorite shoes. Well, another very important aspect to crate training is...

Crate Training Your Puppy

Search for: A TIME FOR PAWS Thoughts of puppies are dominating my life right now since we have a new puppy in our lives. One of our first concerns was how to address crate training. For those of you who do not know or have forgotten, crate training is essential to...

Picking a Dog Breed

Search for: A TIME FOR PAWS Spring represents many things to us, such as the greening of the world around us and new life. For me, since I am a veterinarian, the new life aspect to spring brings to mind all of the new puppies that I will get to see. And recently, I...

Outside the Litter Box

Search for: A TIME FOR PAWS Why do indoor cats go to the bathroom outside of the litter box? I wish there were an easy answer to this question. However, the psyche of cats is usually not an easy thing to decipher. Sometimes, there is an easy answer, such as in a...

Anxiety in Dogs

Search for: A TIME FOR PAWS It seems as if I have been seeing many more anxious dogs over the last few years than I did earlier in my veterinary career. Why are so many dogs anxious? And what can we do to help them or even prevent this from occurring? Let’s start by...