Doggy Day Care News

Hypothyroidism In Dogs

July 29, 2017 :: Posted by meagan

Hypothyroidism in dogs is a disorder where the thyroid gland in the neck doesn’t secrete enough thyroxine, a hormone that controls metabolism. This means that a dog’s body is no longer able to convert food into fuel at an appropriate rate. Age, breed, lifestyle, and exposure to certain substances can all influence the onset of read more

Harley, The Blind Therapy Dog

July 25, 2017 :: Posted by meagan

As hard as the staff at Shriners Hospital for Children works to make life easier for their charges, waiting to see a doctor can be nerve-wracking, treatments can be painful and recovering from surgery can be hard. But as soon as Harley rounds the corner, once glum and frightened faces beam. Tiny hands reach out read more

Dog Runs For Help When Owner Has Seizure In Alaska Hospital

July 3, 2017 :: Posted by meagan

On Saturday, a big Labrador retriever named Thorr bounded up to the nurse’s station in Sitka Community Hospital and nudged Ryan Huddlestun, twice. Down the hall, Thorr’s owner, Eric Lamont Skousen, was having a seizure. The nudges were a call for help, one Skousen couldn’t give himself. Huddlestun, a senior ward clerk at the hospital, read more

Fourth of July Safety

July 3, 2017 :: Posted by meagan

While it may seem like an obvious warning, the Fourth of July is not necessarily dog friendly. People who buy fireworks often start experimenting with them well before the actual holiday and sometimes long after the holiday is over. Whatever plans you have going on for the Fourth of July be sure to take into read more

Research Says Dog Owners Walk More Than Non Dog Owners

June 16, 2017 :: Posted by meagan

It turns out, the best thing about your dog might not be their unconditional love.  A new study suggests there’s yet another benefit to owning a dog – you walk more. In a study recently published in BMC Public Health it was determined that dog owners, on average, walked 22 minutes more per day compared read more