Rattlesnake avoidance training best defense

A dog had a fatal encounter with a rattlesnake at the Laurel Canyon Dog Park last week. A second was bitten but is recovering. These incidents highlight how important rattlesnake avoidance training is if...
HauteDogs.org Best Senior Dog Award 2019

Best senior dog award

I will never have a dog that competes in the Westminster dog show. But I sure had fun watching my buddy, 13-year-old Red, strut down the red carpet at the Haute Dogs Competition in...

Tips to avoid tripping over your dog

It was just a simple two-step shuffle to avoid tripping over my dog and then I fell. Reaching my hands out to avoid crashing my head into the curb, I broke my left wrist. I...
Trigger Yappy is Diana Orgain's new dog mystery.

“Trigger Yappy” is a fun-filled dog mystery

Author Diana Orgain has once again served up a light-hearted dog mystery featuring the Wine and Bark bar and its Yappy Hour regulars. In this, the second "Yappy" mystery, the Wine and Bark has more...

Do amber collars repel fleas?

Spike looks debonair wearing his amber flea collar.  We got it at Healing TouchVets in Sherman Oaks. His vet there, Audra MacCorkle, DVM, wears an amber bracelet, as do many of her vet techs...
Dog scratching fleas

Doing Battle With Fleas

The hotter it gets, the more I worry about fleas. At 70 to 90 degrees, fleas hatch and dogs suffer. When you have a dog who is generally itchy, scratchy and licky, fleas make life...
Dog essays by women writers

Women’s best friends: Essays about dogs

This lovely collection of dog essays by women writers will make you nod knowingly, laugh or cry at the inevitable goodbyes. The contributors include biographer Susan Cheever, science writer Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks;...

Protecting your dog from coyotes

"It was horrible, especially the way it happened," said Rianne, her sad brown eyes staring into the distance. Weeks earlier, her small terrier mix had been let out of the house by her roommate and...

Ask Fido featured on Blog Paws!

“Ask Fido” and our blogger Jeannette Hartman was selected as the featured blogger for November 2014 on BlogPaws! BlogPaws is an international network of pet bloggers committed to amplifying the voice of pet and animal advocacy bloggers across the internet and social media.

We are very proud to be a member of this organization — and very honored to be a featured blogger.