Dog kennels used to be the only option years ago when work and/or pleasure necessitated a trip out of town. Today, Pet Sitters have become the latest rage. Pet Sitters offer dog and cat owners and a convenient, cost effective alternative to kenneling your pets.
When it comes to post-operative care for pets, there’s no such thing as “standard procedure.” That’s because each cat and dog surgery and each pet is different. “Post-op specifics will vary depending on your pet’s age and condition, as well as the exact type of surgery involved,” says Dr. Carol Osborne, DVM, an integrative veterinarian…
Your Christmas tree presents several hazards for cats, curious kittens and playful puppies. Ornaments: use non-breakable-pet proof, home-made ornaments. They are safe for pets and fun for the whole family. Try using cardboard, plastic, dried nontoxic flowers, fabric, wood and pinecones. Put small breakable ornaments up high on your tree. Hooks can easily penetrate pet’s tongues,…
Were all familiar with the FLU. This year a rare strain of bird flu has infected nearly 50 cats in a New York City animal shelter. The virus, identified as H7N2, is spreading directly from cat to cat. This marks a first for this viral strain of bird flu. This is a health concern for…
1. There is No Such Thing as “Grain-Free” Dry Pet Food a: Plain and simple making dry pet food involves baking at extremely high temperatures. To make dry dog or cat food, some type of starch[grain] is necessary to bind the food together. While the word “grain” may not be listed on the label, chances…
After receiving over 1550 complaints from pet owners and sickening nearly 2000 dogs and cats, Blue Buffalo Pet Food announced a voluntary recall of several of their pet food lines for dogs and cats. This blue buffalo pet food recall was initially announced in January, and then again on May 27, 2016.
How to be Cats Safe and Stress-Free this Fourth of July. Keep your cats inside- especially if they are outdoor cats. Cats are often victim to sparklers and chaos over the weekend so it is best to keep them out of harm’s way. If you’re having a busy home which would be unusual for your cat,…
Bid Farewell to Fleas, Naturally. Fleas love dogs and cats because they are simply easy targets,” said integrative veterinarian Carol Osborne, D.VM
Vomiting & Diarrhea Remedies Herbal Pet Tea Vomiting/Indigestion Recipe: First withhold food & water for 4-6 hours. Then prepare this herbal recipe Pour 8oz (250ml) boiling water over 1 tbsp. (15ml) chamomile flowers, steep 15 minutes, strain and dilute with an equal amount of distilled water. Wait until tea is cooled to room temperature. Give…
Usual signs of a cat cold would include the following: Runny/Watery Eyes Eye Discharge Wheezing or Sneezing Runny/Snotty Covered Nose Loss of Appetite Easy things to do at home: Put your cat in a bathroom while the shower is running with hot water, the steam from the shower will help to open up your cat’s…
Yes, noise phobia, stress and anxiety are all interrelated and are all rooted in the same orientation. Stress to any pet or person can be caused by a multitude of reasons, but at the end of the day a noise, sound, or even change in a pet’s daily routine can be a cause of stress and anxiety.
Pet Winter Time Safety Tips for Dogs & Cats: Each year as the seasons change, outdoor temperatures drop and the snow starts to fly, it’s a good time for ..
Feline Lymphoma is one of the most common types of cat cancer. This type of feline cancer is usually associated with the Feline Leukemia Virus. Occasionally the Feline Immunodeficiency Virus has been implicated.
Most cats vomit occasionally which in an otherwise healthy cat is generally not a reason to worry. Feline vomiting that persists for over 72 hours with or without signs of illness can indicate a more severe problem and should be addressed.
Seventy-five percent of feline eye tumors in cats are malignant, aggressive forms of cancer (in dogs the ratio is reversed, 75 percent of tumors are benign and do not spread or become life-threatening)
Over 75% of our cats have passed middle age and are entering their “golden years”. To call a cat old, one mustn’t consider chronological age, but rather physiological condition.
Cat Kidney Problems & Feline Kidney Disease. Your cat’s kidneys filter and remove toxic waste products from the cat’s blood via the urine.
Save a Life: Learn How to Detect Your Dogs Vital Signs. Being able to accurately detect and determined your dog’s vital signs can make the difference between life and death!
For the last 10 years, the word antioxidant has become part of our vocabulary. Pet Antioxidants are widely recognized as one of the most important weapons in the battle against pet disease.
Natura Pet Products once again has expanded its dry pet food recall to include all sizes and lots of dry cat food, dog food and pet treats with expiration dates up to and including March 29, 2013. Salmonella bacterial contamination has been cited as the cause of the expanded pet food recall.
Vetsulin was originally marketed by Merck Animal Health, in 2004, as the first federally approved insulin for diabetic dogs and cats. After Vetsulin killed thousands of helpless dogs, it was finally discontinued
Procter & Gamble (P&G) recently announced a voluntary recall of pet food products for dogs and cats after the Michigan Department of Agriculture detected Salmonella bacterial contamination in a bag of randomly tested pet food.
Cat Lice are tiny, six-legged parasites that feed on blood and can cause anemia. Weak, run-down kittens are the most susceptible to feline lice. Tiny white spots, called nits are visible to your eye and are located in your cats fur.
Pet Anti-Aging Movement: Real or Hype?. No one likes to think about a beloved pet growing older. We cringe as the once exuberant puppy needs help up stairs or tires after a short walk.
Grain Free Brands. After testing positive for Salmonella bacterial contamination, by the Michigan Department of Agriculture, Natura Pet Products is recalling several lots of its dry pet food brands. The recall affects California Natural, Evo, Innova and Healthwise dog and cat foods. Salmonella bacterial diseases are Zoonotic which means they are easily transmitted between pets and…
How to Detect & Manage Cat Stud Tail Naturally. Cat Stud tail is actually Seborrhea of the tail. Cats have two types of skin glands. Sweat glands, most of which are non functional and sebaceous glands.
Spay Neuter. Researchers at the University of Davis conducted a ten year canine study to determine the effect of spaying and neutering dogs prior to the age of one as it affects health and disease development in Golden Retrievers.
Dog Diabetes Cured with Single Shot. Researchers from Spain have been able to cure canine diabetes Type 1 with a single session of gene therapy.
Pet Death Links Jerky Treats to Politics in USA & China. Since 2007, chicken jerky treats from China have sickened over 3000 dogs and to date, more than 500 dogs have died as well as one cat.
The Anti-Aging “A” Natural Pet Supplement List for Your Dog & Cat compiled by Dr. Carol Osborne at Chagrin Falls Veterinary and Pet Clinic