Sweet Dreams: The First Nights with a New Puppy

Naperville_iStock_000051539012_LargeThose of us who love dogs can think of few things more exciting than the arrival of a new puppy. Along with lots of laughter and smiles, you can also expect a few mishaps and accidents to occur in those first few weeks. However, one thing an exuberant new owner may not consider are the sleeping habits and nighttime behaviors of a puppy.

Nighttime Tips for a New Puppy

At first, a puppy’s never-ending curiosity and little howls may seem cute…until it’s 2 o’clock in the morning, and Patches has kept you awake most of the night yipping and whining. Continue…

Here To Stay: All About Canine Influenza

Naper_iStock_000080765437_LargeIt all began in the spring of 2015: Dog after dog kept turning up in veterinary clinics throughout the Chicagoland area with a mysterious illness. In April 2015, scientists at Cornell University and the University of Wisconsin finally determined that the illness was caused by a strain of canine influenza known as H3N2. By then more than 1,000 Chicagoland dogs had been sickened. Continue…