Green and blue recycling bins by the curb on a residential street.

Danger in your Compost: Mycotoxin Toxicity

You’ve heard of dumpster diving? Introducing green bin binging. Composting is a great, eco-friendly way to deal with your kitchen waste. However, your composter, whether its a backyard version in your yard, or your city “green” bin can look like a great snack to your dog, and the contents of your bin can be extremely…

Two dogs with touching noses and a ball.

Canine Papilloma Virus

Dogs are very social beings. They greet one another with kisses, tussel and play. They are happy (usually) to share toys and water bowls. This is a lovely way to go through life but it can let certain diseases spread quickly through a group. Canine Papilloma Virus (warts) is one such disease. The virus spreads easily…

Dog lying down in a thundershirt.

Thundershirts for thunder-fearful dogs

With summer thunderstorm season in full effect, many dog owners are witnessing signs of anxiety and distress in their companions. Brontophobia (fear of thunderstorms) affects many dogs and can be very upsetting. As the first claps of thunder begin, or even before in some cases, fear and anxiety set in. Many dogs will pace about…