Debate Continues Over Use Of Cannabis to Treat Canine Health Issues

Debate Continues Over Use Of Cannabis to Treat Canine Health Issues

Debate Continues Over Use Of Cannabis to Treat Canine Health Issues. Steven Siegel’s 15-year-old Jack Russell terrier, Pumpkin, fell ill and had to be rushed to the hospital. After seeing several specialists, tests determined that Pumpkin was in kidney failure. “I gave her every bit of medicine (that) science could give to us,” Siegel says.

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Paula’s Pets

Would you like to see your Pet Featured on our Chagrin Falls Community Pet Showcase? Dr. Carol Osborne and her team would love to see you and your gorgeous pet showcased! Simply complete the form on this page and we will post the information on our website shortly thereafter. Please make sure your photos are…

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,…

How to keep your pets safe this holiday season

How to keep your pets safe this holiday season

Keeping your pets safe is paramount around Christmas. Cookie dough, raisins, grapes, macadamia nuts and coffee are all on the naughty list when it comes to pets this holiday season and all year round. “Over 60 percent of the emergencies veterinarians see over the holidays are a direct result of pets eating indiscriminately,” said Dr.…

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.