Dr. Jeffrey Levy Offers Advice on Choosing the Right Toy

Choosing a toy for your dog may seem like the simplest thing you can do. But not all toys are created equally for every dog. Does a large dog need a more rugged toy? Is the toy well made? Does it have paint chips? It is durable? And can it teach your dog anything? Learn more from Dr. Levy.

 

How to Remove a Tick from your Dog

Tick season really hits your pets in the summer months, but it can start as early as April. And since these suckers can be really harmful, you’ll want to know how to remove them as soon as possible. After all, a tick feeds on your pet’s blood and can cause serious conditions like Lyme Disease or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. This useful video shows you how to find, remove and kill a tick from your dog, and how to help your dog heal after.

Of course, prevention is the best course of action; a monthly flea and tick topical preventative is always the safest way to go to keep your dog safe when you’re outside.

How to Protect Your Dog from Fleas

Fleas… they’re the bane of many a pet’s existence. In this segment, Dr. Wayne Rosenkrantz, DMV, DACVD, an animal dermatologist, discusses what fleas do and how to care for dogs who suffer from allergies due to flea bites.

Did you know, for example, that ingesting fleas can cause tapeworms? Or that a heavy infestation of fleas can even make your puppy anemic? Check out what products Dr. Rosenkrantz recommends to protect your dog from fleas, from topical ointments to the effectiveness of bathing when applying oral treatments.

Karen “Doc” Halligan Talks Seasonal Allergies

Spring is upon us, and that means allergy season is kicking in for dogs and owners alike. Allergies in dogs is most often due to flea bites, but pollen, dust, or exposure to dust mites (dust mite droppings, to be precise), are also quite common. Watch for itching, the most common symptom an allergic reaction, and check out what “Doc” Halligan says about the subject.

She’ll tell you where the fleas tend to bite your dog, why dogs lick and chew their feet (hint; they can’t sneeze), and how to protect and care for your dog.