How to Care for Your Pet After Surgery

How to Care for Your Pet After Surgery

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…

Keeping Pets Safe from Decorations

Keeping Pets Safe from Decorations

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,…

Stoned Doggies Dangers vs. Benefits of Pet Marijuana

Stoned Doggies Dangers vs. Benefits of Pet Marijuana

As of June, half of the states and the District of Columbia have legalized the use of medical marijuana for humans. People wonder if it’s also suited for pets, too, and need to investigate the parameters and consequences carefully. “It’s not legal in any state for veterinarians to prescribe or recommend medical marijuana,” says Dr.…

Can Small Animals Live with Dogs?

Can Small Animals Live with Dogs?

Whether you’re welcoming a Guinea pig into your dog-loving home or adding a new dog to your family of rabbit owners, introducing a small animal to a dog requires patience, love and consistency, said Carol Osborne, DVM and Integrative Veterinarian. In most cases, she says, initial tolerance can lead to lasting friendships. While there are…

Mentor dog participates in an innovative canine cancer research trial at Chagrin Falls Pet Clinic

Mentor dog participates in an innovative canine cancer research trial at Chagrin Falls Pet Clinic

In addition to being an ideal companion, Farley, a 12-year-old Tibetan Terrier, has truly been an inspiration to his owners Tom Donelan and Carla Woodcock of Mentor. “I started out with cancer and that was a big enough blow for us, then we found out the Farley had it too,” Woodcock said. Donelan said Farley was lethargic, his stomach was distended and his colitis worsened.

Natural Dog Heart Health Remedies

Natural Dog Heart Health Remedies geared to support Canine Heart Health & Cardiac Function

Natural Dog Heart Health Remedies geared to support Canine Heart Health & Cardiac Function. Omega-3 Fatty Acids (EPA/DHA found in Fish oil, Flaxseed oil) Coenzyme Q10 Antioxidant Vitamins: A, C, E B-Vitamin Complex Magnesium Herbs containing Berberine: Coptis Goldenseal Oregon Grape Broad Spectrum Enzymes: pineapple, papaya, alfalfa and bromelain Healthy Organic Diet with plenty of…