Reports of dog attacks or dog bites generate a lot of attention when they make the news, but the truth of the matter is that dog bites occur nearly 4.7 million times a year.
Although many pet owners understand that feeding nutritious home-cooked meals and supplementing with high quality vitamins is the healthiest way to go, there are days when you simply
Multiple voluntary pet food recalls within the last two months prompted a recent Food and Drug Administration inspection of Diamond Pet Foods’ Gaston, South Carolina food processing plant. The FDA released the Form 483 Inspection Observations that were noted during an investigation that took place between April 13, 2012 and April 20, 2012. Since the…
Animal Heroes. Turning on the daily news can sometimes leave one depressed about much of the news is bad, or has a negative slant.
Introducing Your Pet. Having a baby can be a joyous occasion, but many new parents worry how their four legged pets will adjust to having a new member of the family.
Heatstroke. Many areas of the country are already experiencing higher than average temperatures, and summer hasn’t arrived yet.
Purina Recalls Cat Food. Nestle Purina PetCare Purina Recalls Cat Food is recalling one lot of Purina Veterinary Diets ® OM Overweight Management canned cat food after a consumer complaint to the Food and Drug Administration.
Should we really be surprised that the pet food recall continues to expand? At least two more individuals have been reportedly sickened due to contact with pet food that was contaminated with a strain of salmonella.
Arthritis in Cats. Have you noticed your cat seems to no longer enjoy some previous activities, like bird watching from a window sill, or nosing through your kitchen cabinets?
Coffee Enema. Dr. Carol Osborne has seen first-hand the effects a coffee enema can have a dog – and in one particular case, the effect was nothing short of miraculous.
Boxers and cancer are, unfortunately, like bread and butter. Cancer is one of the leading causes of death of dogs in the United States. Mast cell tumors are a common type of cancer that affects Boxers.
Emergency Preparedness. Today is Animal Disaster Preparedness Day. Just as humans are urged to be prepared for natural disasters at all times, it is equally important that we remember to prepare for our four legged
The number of bags of pet food being recalled by Diamond Pet Foods continues to expand as at least fourteen people across the United States
Pet owners often seek information on how to help their pet enjoy a long, full, healthy life. As the world’s only veterinarian certified in anti-aging medicine, there is no better authority on this subject than Dr Carol Osborne
Skunk Smell. The grass is green, the sun is adding warmth to our days, and the flowers smell great! But what is that other smell? Oh, yes… the skunks are out and about.
Supplements for Cats. Just as humans can contract Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) that leads to AIDS, cats can acquire Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) resulting in feline or kitty AIDS.
Puppy Food.When pet owners open their hearts and homes to a new puppy, they are often supplied a sample package of the food their pet has been eating at his temporary home.
Supplements. Many pet owners often overlook, or underestimate, the need for quality supplementation in young dogs. Just as you would want to ensure that your child has proper nutrition to grow strong and reach his or her full physical and mental potential
Diamond Pet Foods. Missouri based Diamond Pet Foods has issued a voluntary recall of one run of Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light Formula dry dog food.
Dog Choking ? Recently a K-9 officer was credited with saving the life of a family pet who was choking. Harry, a lovable Shih Tzu, began choking on a raw-hide treat at his home in West Hartford.
Myself and other pet health professionals have been speaking out against the chicken jerky treats from Waggin’ Train for months, warning consumers that these treats have been linked to illness and death in several dogs. Now, a $5 million class action lawsuit has been filed against Nestle’ Purina and Wal-Mart by a pet owner whose…
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?