Mixed Breed Equals Mixed Results?

We’ve all heard the old advice about getting a mixed breed dog, which generally goes like this: “if you get a mix, you’ll be getting a dog with a lot less health problems, because you’ll avoid the inbreeding issues that are always there with a...

Fourth of July can be a day of anxiety for pets

The Fourth of July means fireworks, friends and barbecues. For pets, it can lead to a day of stress and overeating. The Fourth of July is filled with fun things to do. Friends visit for a day of hamburgers and night of fireworks. It is a time to celebrate not only the...

Travel tips for your pets

Traveling with your pet can offer some challenges. Trips to the beach, pool parties, barbecues or weekend getaways are part of summer breaks. Taking your pet along for the ride can be part of the plan too. Animal Planet and the Humane Society offer some tips to make...

Gluten-free vs. balanced doggie diets

Gluten-free diets might be popular with humans. But a gluten-free diet might not be the best way for a dog to eat. Dog food is generally high in protein, meat, fish and chicken. Dog food can also contain grains and vegetables. It is important to feed your dog a...

Canine Companions DogFest Walk ‘n Roll

Sampson Smiles Pet Care has signed up for the Canine Companions DogFest Walk’n Roll, which will take place on September 17th. We will be participating and donating, but it’s not required that you do both. Your efforts and your money all go towards the goal...

Summer Training Tips For Dogs

As summer approaches, and the temperatures rise, it makes it challenging to take your dog outside. Trips to the park or evening walks around the neighborhood can sometimes be unbearable depending on where you live and how hot it gets outside. The PetSmart website...

Study shows dogs don’t like hugs

Dogs need personal space. Hugging a dog can lead to stress and make the pet uncomfortable and anxious, according to a report in the New York Times. Dogs don’t like to be wrapped up and confined. A study by Dr. Stanley Coren and posted on the Psychology Today website...

Animal Planet ranks top 10 small pets

Picking a pet can be a complicated process. Instead of choosing a cat or dog, potential pet owners sometimes want something a little more exotic. Sometimes they want a pet that is not so big. The Animal Planet website composed a list of the top 10 small pets. Life...