Many deaf dogs have sensitive skin, especially those with little to no skin pigmentation.For these dogs, parasites, chemicals such as shampoos, perfumes or parasiticides, and even too much sun can often cause serious damage.. How do you provide year-round parasite protection if your deaf dog has . . .
How Ear Infections Can Cause Deafness in Dogs Did you know that ear infections can cause deafness in dogs? The good news is that prevention is incredibly easy. With proper ear care, you can prevent your dog from losing his hearing . Here's what you need to know about how ear . . .
Welcome to Heartworm Awareness Month! Though many deaf dogs are at risk of contracting heartworm disease every month of every year, April is a perfect time to start a conversation about keeping our deaf dogs healthy! Here in South Florida, mosquitoes aren’t a seasonal pest that comes around for a . . .
We live in an age when seemingly every week folks are celebrating “National Something-Or-Other Day”. Some of these events seems silly, some feel like a ploy straight out of a PR or marketing playbook and others, well gosh, National Drink Wine Day sounds like any random Tuesday for me. I don’t know . . .
This week, Facebook told me it has been five years since I found Darwin running loose in the candy aisle at CVS. Five years! In the years since, many things have changed: I've graduated from school, my husband and I have gone from engaged to married and we have adopted three more dogs, two of . . .
There’s a very good reason that I need a good grooming product designed to remove mud and dirt, and here’s why. Foster, like all my boys, is a bully-breed dog which means, among many other things, he loves going outside and rolling in dirt, digging for rocks and eating mud. This also means he . . .
When training a deaf dog, rotate your training rewards to help keep him focused and engaged! A few months back during a deaf dog Q&A that I hosted on Periscope, I said, “Patience is the best tool for training your deaf dog." The next thing I knew, folks on Twitter were quoting me. As true as . . .
Keep those ears healthy & clean! As a deaf dog parent and advocate, and as a veterinary technician, I’ve learned a whole lot about deafness in dogs. For example, did you know that there are four primary reasons dogs are deaf? Statistics about the frequency of each cause are hard to . . .
True Story... A few months ago, while sprawled out on the couch next to him, my husband sent me a text message. “What’s for supper?”, he asked. Though I had been sitting next to him for over an hour, checking my blog and social media accounts, he felt that the only way he could get my attention . . .
If your dog snacks from the trash, listen up! As a veterinary technician, friends and neighbors frequently come to me with medical questions about their dog. They might want me to translate into plain English what their veterinarian just told them. They might want to know how make their dog stop . . .