America's VetDogs Blog

Giving Tuesday History 


#GivingTuesday is a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of dollars in donations to nonprofit organizations in one day – the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Learn about the origin of this day of global impact. Read more

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I TAKE MY SERVICE DOG TO THE VET?


Service dogs are working dogs, and like any dog, it’s recommended that they go to the vet at least once a year for an annual check-up. An annual check-up normally consists of a wellness exam, in which a physical is conducted. In addition, the vet will document your dog’s physical growth and mention any concerns about their health. Read more about the importance of veterinary care for your service dog.

Is Rawhide Bad for Dogs?


In recent years, dog owners have become concerned about giving their dog rawhide toys for chewing. We’re addressing the two main areas of concern so you can make the best decision for your furry friend. Read More.

Veterans, PTSD, and Assistance Dogs


Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, anywhere between 11 - 30% of U.S. veterans who have been in combat suffer from PTSD at some point in their lifetime. Read More

VetDogs Graduate Honored At The ESPYS!


We are thrilled to announce that one of our own – two-time America’s VetDogs graduate, retired U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major Gretchen Evans – will be honored with the Pat Tillman Award for Service at The 2022 ESPYS! Read more.

Plants That Are Toxic To Dogs


Plants can improve air quality in your home, as well as add color and style. If you have indoor dogs, you want to be aware of which plants can cause harm. The list of plants that are toxic to dogs and cats is extensive.We’ve gathered information about some of the most common houseplants that could seriously harm your furry friend. Read more

Dogs And Separation Anxiety 


With the majority of Americans working outside the home, it’s not surprising that separation anxiety in dogs is a common concern for pet owners.Understanding the cause of your dog’s anxiety is key to finding solutions that will help them relax when you’re away. Read More.

Leaving a Rewarding Legacy


As we mark National Make-A-Will Month in August, National Estate Planning Awareness Week in October, and prepare for the year-end season of charitable giving, now is a good time to explore estate planning including making a will. Doing so can provide immediate and long-term benefits to you, your loved ones, and the nonprofits closest to your heart. Read more

Things You Should Never Feed Your Dog 

Unless you’re adamantly against feeding your dog human food and your whole family is on board, it’s likely that your fur baby will consume some of the same foods that humans eat at some point. Take the time to know the dangers certain foods and substances pose to man’s best friend. Read More!