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Heart Disease in Dogs

Heart Disease in Dogs

While heart disease in dogs can be either congenital or acquired, approximately 95 percent of cases are classified as acquired. Seen most often in middle-aged and older dogs, acquired conditions typically develop over time and result from normal wear and tear coupled...
Giving Tuesday: Consider a gift to K2C

Giving Tuesday: Consider a gift to K2C

November 29th is GivingTuesday, a global event focused on the power of radical generosity. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a day to encourage people to do good. GivingTuesday recognizes that anyone can drive huge positive change in the world by one act of...
The Downside of Double Merles

The Downside of Double Merles

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Sadly, in the world of dog breeding, some dogs are bred simply because they are thought to be beautiful — by breeders and buyers alike. So it is with the double merle. Merle refers to a color pattern, not a color in and of...
Dogs and Leptospirosis 

Dogs and Leptospirosis 

A disease potentially harmful to dogs, leptospirosis is caused by a bacterium called Leptospira interrogans. Omni-present in the environment because it’s borne by numerous animals, including rats and skunks, raccoons, feral cats and domestic livestock, the organism is...

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