What to do if your dog gets skunked

Deskunking a dog in a bathtub

You’ve been wondering why your dog is always sniffing and barking at the hedge in the back of the yard.  Now you know.   At 5:30 this morning, he yelped and flew past you like a rocket…and THE SMELL!  He’s been skunked! Skunks are everywhere—in the country, the … [Read more...]

What to do if your dog is stung by a bee

dog nose close-up

You know the afternoon.  Bright sunshine, fresh breeze…you’ve just finished mowing the grass and trimming your fenced-in backyard.  It’s time to enjoy the fruits of your labor, to relax and spend a little quality time with your family.  You grab a cold drink, open the back door … [Read more...]

Preventing Kennel Cough and Avoiding Canine Influenza

dog flu

Preventing Kennel Cough and avoiding the Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) are top-of-mind right now as both have reached epidemic levels in the Chicago-land area.  There are many things you can do to help prevent the spread of these viruses--including limiting your dog's  exposure to … [Read more...]

New blog and newsletter

Chico outside door looking in with snow

Spring is here!  And Dogs Are Deserving is swinging into Spring with a new blog and newsletter to keep everyone informed, involved and in love with all these adoptable dogs! Nineteen dogs to be exact. Ok, so two of those nineteen have adoptions pending (yeah for Coco and … [Read more...]