Dementia. America’s pets are experiencing an obesity epidemic affecting nearly 50% of our dogs and cats. Being just 10 % overweight reduces your pet’s healthy lifespan by 1/3 and predisposes him
Antioxidant Vitamins. Has your dog experienced a loss of house training, stopped greeting you at the door, gets lost in the house? These are the classic signs of Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome (CDS)
Chicken Jerky Treats Recalled. After thousands of dogs have been sickened and hundreds have died due to eating Purina’s and Del Monte’s chicken jerky treats manufactured in China
Pet Treat Recalls. The current chicken jerky treat issue has sickened over 2200 dogs and killed 360 canines. Purina’s Waggin Train and Canyon Creek jerky treats have been reported as the top two offending brands
Jerky Treats Keep Killing Dogs. Pet owners have started taking matters into their own hands with respect to tainted chicken jerky treats. Over 2200 pets, primarily dogs have been sickened, 360 canines
Pet Antioxidants: Benefits for Dogs & Cats. Your pet’s body naturally contains many antioxidants that work together, in a variety of ways to help protect and insure your pet’s health.
Dog Diarrhea consists of the abnormally frequent passage of loose or soft stools, and is one of the most common signs of disease in dogs.
How to Detect & Treat Overweight Dogs. Over half of America’s dogs are clinically obese, which by definition means they are 15 percent or more above their ideal weight.
Senior Dog Health Care. Of the 62.4 million dogs in the United States, 18 million are age seven and older; therefore they qualify as ‘Seniors’. This represents almost one-third of our canine population.
Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome. A lapse in dog house training behavior can occur later in a dog’s life. Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome (CDS) is the equivalent of Alzheimer’s disease in humans.
Dog Cancer is the leading cause of death in dogs. Over half of all dogs over ten years old die of cancer and the incidence is increasing at an explosive rate.
Skin Infections & Allergies. Bacterial skin infections are the third major cause of itching in dogs. Most of these infections occur when the immune system is compromised by allergies, illness or stress.
Pet Arthritis, which is also called canine degenerative joint disease is defined as inflammation of the joints. Recent research indicates radiographic lesions of arthritis are apparent in 95% of dogs at age two, and 99% of people at age 35
Brain & Nerve Regeneration. Lund University researchers in Sweden have discovered a new novel source of stem cells located in adult human brains.
Queen Elizabeth II, always known for her love of dogs, lost two of her canine companions this week. Monty, a 13 year old Welsh corgi and the queen’s favorite, passed at the royal’s Scottish family estate in Balmoral
Stem Cell Therapy. Today researchers estimate that 20% or one out of every five dogs develops some form of canine arthritis. Published studies validate the fact that by age two
The leading cause of death in dogs today is due to pet cancer. Genetic predisposition, diet and lifestyle are all considered to be major risk factors, and new evidence suggests that diet and anti-oxidant supplementation
I wanted to share this note I received from a pet owner whose 12 year old Yorkie named Xena was diagnosed with Canine Diabetes.
The US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). The CDC reported nearly 300 human cases of Swine Flu cases over the last year and fear that the number of cases may rise again as school begins.
Neutered Dogs Risk Prostate Cancer. Contrary to what may pet owners may believe, neutering male dogs actually increases the risk of prostate cancer eight fold.
Pet Aging. Despite the fact that your dog’s body naturally produces small amounts of Vitamin C, recent research indicates that supplementing your canines diet with additional sources of Vitamin C
Dog Kidney Failure. I wanted to share a nice note with our pet loving community that I received from Libby, a pet lover from Georgia who owns a Pekingese dog named Peekaboo.
Heart Failure Patients Hold New Hope : According to a recently published study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and reported by the American Heart Association
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Center for Veterinary Biologics (CVB), announced plans to allow pet vaccine manufacturing firms to release new batches of vaccinations
FDA’s Chicken Jerky Alert Expands to Duck & Sweet Potatoes. Over the last several years more than 1300 dogs have become sickened, several of whom suffered from diseases ranging from Fanconi-Like Syndrome to kidney failure and death
Complementing Pet Cancer Treatment with Massage Therapy: Dealing with a cancer diagnosis and the subsequent treatment process can take both a physical and an emotional toll on a pet just as it does on a person
Canine Lymphoma Chemotherapy. Lymphoma cancer or Canine Lymphosarcoma is treatable but not yet curable in dogs. The earliest lymphoma is detected in many dogs is what vets call Stage IIIA; note that all stages may be treated.
Canine Lymphoma. When dogs are diagnosed with lymphoma cancer or lymphosarcoma, many pet owners seek out complementary therapies to help their pet deal with the disease and its treatment.
Dog Cancer : Lymphoma : While many pet owners who receive a diagnosis of lymphoma or lymphosarcoma for their dog will opt for chemotherapy, other pet owners seek out a more natural approach
Lymphoscarcoma, also called non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or lymphoma, is the most commonly treated cancer in dogs. We’ve already discussed tests that may be useful in determining lymphosarcoma in dogs.