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Something Smells Off: Incredible Cancer Sniffing Dogs

You probably knew that your dog is good for your health, but you probably didn’t know that dogs are advancing human medicine in ways you never dreamed about. Modern medical science is learning more and more about how our canine … Continue reading

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Pet Tech: All About the Smart Dog Collar

Picture this: You’re sitting at your desk at work when you hear the familiar ping of a notification on your smartphone. The message has been sent by your dog’s collar, letting you know that she has gotten out again. Time … Continue reading

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Bow WOW! Ways to Add Excitement to Your Daily Dog Walk

Is your dog bored with the standard “walk to the park?” Are you reluctant to tread the same old path each and every day? It’s easy to get stuck in an exercise rut with your dog – and chances are … Continue reading

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Where Can You Take Your Dog? Almost Anywhere!

With more than 69 million pet dogs in our country alone, it just makes sense that our canine counterparts would be welcome at a variety of public establishments; some employers are even encouraging their employees to bring their pets to … Continue reading

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Solving Great Mysteries: Explaining the Small Dog Lifespan

The Egyptian pyramids, crop circles, Stonehenge…there are some mysteries in this world that continue to go unexplained. Perhaps one of the more compelling mysteries for animal lovers everywhere, though, is trying to figure out why some dogs live to be … Continue reading

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Trouble Brewing: Hops Toxicity in Dogs

You probably know that sharing your brew with Fido isn’t smart or safe, but few people realize that the hops used to make beer are also toxic to pets. With the increase in people brewing their own beers, more people … Continue reading

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Not Always Easy as ABC: What to Know About Service Dogs in Schools

We’ve all seen firsthand or heard stories of the wonderful ways in which service dogs are trained to help people. From dogs trained to guide visually impaired individuals, to those who can detect and alert a person of an impending … Continue reading

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Ear Infections in Dogs and How to Avoid Them

Some pet owners get to experience more than their fair share of ear problems in their furry wards. A few of you may even be regulars at Oakland Veterinary Referral Services’ dermatology department. While some ear infections in dogs may … Continue reading

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The B-Word:  Bloat in Dogs

Few health issues can take a dog’s life as quickly as bloat can. Despite its serious nature, though, few pet owners really understand what this devastating condition is. Taking just a few minutes to learn about bloat in dogs might … Continue reading

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Nine-To-Five: Take Your Dog To Work Day

Hi-ho, hi-ho, it’s off to work we go, this time with our dog! That’s right, national Take Your Dog To Work day is right around the corner (June 24th this year to be exact), and if you have the right … Continue reading

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