Entries by Erin Kistner

Dog Blood Types and Dog Blood Donation

By Aja Senestraro, DVM | Featured on Petmd.com Is there really such thing as a blood transfusion for dogs? Yes, dogs suffering from severe blood loss or blood diseases can receive blood transfusions from another healthy dog to help them recover. But matching them up is a little more involved since there are dog blood types […]


Five Tips to Help Train Your Puppy

By Erin Ollila | Featured on Hillspet Bringing home a new puppy is an exciting time for both of you, but it’s not without its busy moments; your new pet needs to learn what behavior is acceptable. While showing him the ropes, consider these options for training a puppy, whether you do it yourself or […]


How to Recognize and Ease Stress in Dogs

Article Featured on Hillspet Humans have the amazing ability to recognize the facial and body cues of anxiety in other human beings, but do you know how to read the signs of stress in dogs? When dealing with canine companions, it’s of the utmost importance that you’re able to understand their methods of communicating tension. […]

How to Select a pet for your family

Article Featured on avma.org What pet should you get? A cat? A dog? A hedgehog? And, of course, every kid wants a pony! When you choose a pet, you accept responsibility for the health and welfare of another living thing. You’re making a promise to care for your pet for his/her entire life. You also become responsible for your […]

Do Dogs Sweat? How Your Dog Keeps Their Cool

Published by Jean Marie Bauhaus | Featured on Hillspet.com Have you ever wondered if dogs sweat? You might’ve heard that dogs cool off by panting, but does that mean they never sweat? Read on to get the facts about dog sweat and its role in keeping dogs cool.

Osteoarthritis in Dogs: Symptoms & Management

Article Featured on Hillspet.com | By Mindy Cohan, VMD According to the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, osteoarthritis affects up to one quarter of dogs. Unlike arthritis in general, osteoarthritis in dogs refers specifically to the degeneration of cartilage in your pet’s joints and is most common in mature and senior dogs. Read on to learn […]

Dog Nipping & Puppy Play Biting

Article Featured on Hillspet.com You knew having a puppy would be a big responsibility — and you were ready. You read up on housebreaking, worked out your commands for leash etiquette and puppy-proofed your home. And you were thrilled to discover that your new furry bundle of joy was the sweetest, most mild-mannered puppy you’d ever […]