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Bark n Wag 15 Minute Vet Talk

Feb 20, 2019

Tied outside the entrance of a café, the young Border Collie-mix paced and panted. An approaching couple, assuming that a dog tethered outside of a café would be friendly, moved toward him to say hello. But before they could get within five feet, he erupted into a frenzy of barks and shrieks and then urinated....


Feb 4, 2019

Kidney disease is more common as dogs age. It is estimated that more than 1 in 10 dogs will develop kidney disease over a lifetime1,3, so it’s an important topic to understand. When healthy, the two kidneys efficiently:

  • Filter the blood
  • Process protein wastes and excrete them into the urine
  • Conserve and balance body...


Jan 27, 2019

Dogs operate on a social structure of rank – a hierarchy. If he leads you then you follow. When it comes time to command him he won’t take you seriously if he believes he is #1. However, if you put in some clear leadership roles and become the “alpha”; then your dog will respond and present more positive...


Jan 14, 2019

To keep your kitchen clean and your dog healthy, follow these tips for how to prevent your dog from eating trash when you are away.
  1. Keep your dog fed. ...
  2. Keep your dog engaged. ...
  3. Be strategic with your trash can. ...
  4. Introduce baby gates and crates. ...
  5. Training. ...
  6. Catch your dog in...


Dec 24, 2018

Holiday Foods That Are Bad For Dogs

Contributed by Dr. Alison Birken, owner and DVM of Victoria Park Animal Hospital.

Daily pet emergencies at the hospital nearly double during the holidays, with the consumption of toxic foods for dogs being one of the leading causes. While there are potentially harmful...