Ringworm. Occurring three times more often in cats than dogs, ringworm (dermatophytosis) is the most common fungal infection in the world in animals.
Hyper Pups and Fraidy Cats. Our pets love to move, it seems, though sometimes not in ways we would expect. When our pets are much more active than we expect, we sometimes refer to them as being hyperactive.
My baby girl [a Westie] has developed black crusts around her lips that I cannot seem to remove. Our local veterinarian has tried steroids and antibiotics, but the condition appears to be worsening. What can I do? What causes this?
My dog developed a cough a few weeks ago. The vet said everything appeared fine, and she recovered fairly quickly. Recently, the cough has returned and now she’s started “snorting” in what seems to be an effort to clear a blocked nasal passage or something
Tornadoes ravaged the Midwest and Southern states recently. Homes were destroyed, businesses ruined, and lives were lost.
While all work and no play can make Jack a dull boy, the results can be even worse for Jack’s pet friends.
Pet Food Labels. Pet food is big business with over 65 million households in the United States being home to one or more dogs.
Yesterday we discussed the signs and symptoms of feline asthma, a breathing disorder that affects nearly 800,000 domestic cats.
Feline Asthma. It is estimated that over 800,000 domestic cats suffer from feline asthma – is your cat one of these statistics?
Pet Costs. Just a short note today, folks.. just want to pass along a couple of things that seemed overlooked in an article I read today.
The pet aging process is affected by lifestyle (70%) and genetics (30%). Up to 90 percent of diseases in pets are due to the degenerative processes associated with aging.
What Not to Feed Your Pet. Because we routinely feed our pets bits and pieces of “human food” as a treat or snack, it is important that pet owners keep in mind a list of foods that are not safe to feed.
Homemade Pet Meals. As we wrap up our week-long series on delicious homemade pet recipes, these last two are known as favorites among those with padded paws!
Dogs Like Salmon. Cats aren’t the only four-legged members of the household who enjoy the taste of salmon. Many dogs also like salmon and other fish foods, especially when the recipe is flavored with some other enticing ingredients.
Cats demand foods that are both tasty and pleasing to their noses. While some cats will eat only meat or fish, many enjoy a variety in their diet.
Dogs, much like their human parents, often love pasta and noodle dishes. When the days heat up but the evenings and nights remain a bit cooler, few foods can fill the belly like a plate of lasagna.
Pet Breakfast Recipes. Holistic veterinarian recommends feeding your pet twice each day, so starting them off with a healthy and filling breakfast is important!
Easter is a favorite holiday for kids and adults alike. Family and church gatherings are often filled with delicious foods and candy treats, not to mention Easter egg hunts that are enjoyed by the young and old alike.
Veterinarians treat a variety of conditions in dogs and cats, and a report out today reveals the most common diagnoses in animal clinics for the year 2011.
As we continue to spend time working on updating and upgrading, we’ve had a few loyal readers to send some encouraging thoughts our way via email.
Pet Cancer. According to the Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University (CSU), cancer is the number one cause of death in pets. Over 50% of dogs and cats age 10 and older die from cancer. 90% of Golden Retrievers diagnosed with cancer die, regardless of the therapy implemented. Recent studies indicate that nearly 80 %…
Just a quick note for all our readers – Dr Carol Osborne, DVM has now completed her move back to Chagrin Falls, Ohio! In the course of the move
Dr Carol was recently contacted by a dog owner who was concerned regarding the pain medication prescribed by her veterinarian for her arthritic dog.
It’s not uncommon for an animal to become car sick. Just as humans sometimes suffer from motion sickness, sea sickness, or car sickness, these same afflictions can occur in our pets.
Cats suffering for irritable bowel disease are often prescribed a special diet by their veterinarian. Because the new diet is a change from their normal eating habits, many cats resist eating for a period of time.
Anemia in Dogs and Cats. Like humans, dogs and cats can suffer from anemia, or a deficiency of red blood cells. Red blood cells carry oxygen to the body’s tissue. Anemia in dogs and cats is generally found after a routine blood test by the veterinarian.
Fleas are common during the spring and summer months, and they can make life miserable for pets and humans alike. For every one flea you do see on your pet
Proper regulation of a diabetic dog involves pet owners monitoring and calculating sugar and insulin dosages twice a day at home.
Diseases of the oral cavity are the most commonly seen problem in veterinarians offices. About 85% of all dogs and cats over the age of two years have gum disease.
Stinky Ears? It’s not uncommon to notice an odor coming from your pet’s ears; however, this is a sure sign that something is amiss! Odors may be a result of ear mites, bacterial infection, or just dirt and debris.