It’s All in the Name: Top Dog Names and Why We Choose Them

GreyhoundFrom Old Yeller and Lassie to Rin Tin Tin or Lady, dog names carry powerful associations with them. As “man’s best friend,” our dogs represent not only loyalty, but also childhood innocence, unconditional love, and simple companionship. It’s no wonder many pet owners take selecting a name so seriously! Let’s take a closer look at what goes into choosing a name for our best four-legged friends.

Why We Choose Certain Names

From nostalgic to sensible, dog names run the gamut in creativity, cuteness, and tradition. However, one of the biggest indicators of naming trends is culture. We’re affected by the world around us, including aspects of culture that occur during certain decades. For example, “Peace,” “Love,” and “Flower” were all popular dog names during the late 60’s. Continue…

What You Can Do to Protect Your Pet from Rabies Disease

Group of Fruit BatsThere is a dearth of jokes about rabies, yet, the disease is no laughing matter. In fact, it’s scary, painful, and once contracted, impossible to treat.

While most pet owners know that rabies is something to avoid, the possibility that it could actually happen to their pets seems remote (thanks, in part, to steady eradication efforts). Because your pet’s life matters, The Pet Experts at Springbrook Animal Care Center want to share not only the ways to protect your pet from rabies disease, but also why it’s so critical to do so. Continue…