Lila the Frenchie’s Allergies

At 3-years-old, Lila the Frenchie is one of the most loving dogs who has ever come through my doors. Lila was suffering from severe allergies, including itchy and irritated skin. Her parents had taken her to a well-meaning veterinarian who had prescribed Apoquel—a common medication given to reduce inflammation and treat allergies and skin issues…

Thunderstorm Anxiety in Dogs

It was a typical Florida afternoon — typical for the lightning capital of the world. The rain was pouring and flashes of lightning lit up the darkened afternoon sky. My dogs have never been particularly fearful, and thunderstorms were a normal occurrence in our central Florida home. Everything was going fine, until suddenly, it wasn’t.…