News in the Dog World

According to UC Davis new studies show early neutering poses health risks for German Shepherds and other large breeds.

  • Neutering before 1 year of age triples risk of some joint disorders
  • Urinary incontinence risks elevated in female dogs spayed before age 1
  • Previous studies also found early neutering risks for golden retrievers and Labrador retrievers

Follow link for full article: UC Davis on Risks of early neutering

Service Dog PSA

If a service dog without a person approaches you, it means the person is down and in need of help. Don’t get scared, don’t get annoyed, follow the dog. He is doing what he was trained to do, and you could be saving a life, or at the very least, helping someone that is unable to help themselves.

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  • Is Benadryl safe for dogs?

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The temptation to reach into our medicine cabinets to treat our pets can be very dangerous. Humans and dogs react very differently to medications, which is why veterinarians caution dog owners against making independent decisions about how to medicate their animals. However, some human medications are safe for use with dogs, as long as they are used appropriately.

Veterinarians use Benadryl for dogs on a regular basis to treat allergies, travel anxiety, and motion sickness. While you should always consult with your veterinarian before giving your dog a human medication, here is what you need to know about using Benadryl for dogs.

Read the full article here.  Benadryl for Dogs

Chocolate Poisoning In Dogs

Yes, chocolate is toxic in dogs. The darker the chocolate, the more toxic it is.