Like humans, dogs have different blood types that are inherited.
Human blood types are based on 3 antigens, A, B, and O, resulting in possible blood types of A, B, AB and O, and each one of these can be either positive or negative. Type O negative blood is generally considered to be universal donor, and type AB positive, universal recipient.
There is a lot of hubbub in the dog food industry regarding grain-free diets. Some are claiming that a grain-free diet causes a taurine deficiency and leads to dilated cardiomyopathy. Not so fast. Let’s look at the facts.
There has been an increase in dilated cardiomyopathy in some dog breeds, including American Cocker Spaniels, Golden Retrievers, Newfoundlands and other giant breeds, source PetMD.
Periodically a client will call my mom to discuss an upcoming vacation for their dog and ask whether a Top Dog getaway is appropriate for their young puppy or their senior best friend. Physical exercise, socialization, and mental stimulation are so important at any age and every stage of life for our dogs. We welcome dogs from 8 weeks of age to 19 years (yup . . . that is the oldest dog that stays with us).