Good housebreaking techniques teach your new puppy to relieve himself where and when you’d like him to. Dogs instinctively mark their own territory. Therefore, your goal is to teach your puppy the boundaries of his or her territory. Housebreaking can be learned in four to eight weeks and can start when your puppy is eight weeks old.
It’s easy to understand why some cats crave tuna, mice, and salmon. But tape? Why would a cat eat that? Surprisingly, it’s a phenomenon that a lot of cat owners are familiar with. The simple fact is: some kitties love tape.
Read on for everything you need to know about slippery elm for dogs, including what exactly it is, how to figure out the correct slippery elm dosage for dogs, and what to look for when you shop for it, with expert insight from veterinarians.
Spotting heat stroke in dogs isn’t always easy. Veterinarians say these are the signs every dog owner should know.
The following recipe is for my 60 lb. dog. If your pet won’t eat all of the vegetables listed here you could just include the ones that they like. Here is a written version of the way I prepare my dog Bodhi’s food. It is quite involved and does take some time to prepare every…
Over the last few years, ticks have migrated across the country and their numbers are increasing. Ticks pose a true health threat to people and pets across the country at this point. Ticks are not only lurking during the warm summertime months but are also being found as the temperatures become colder.
Keeping Pets Cool During the Dog Days of Summer. Don’t let summer’s scorching temperatures get the best of your pet this year. While you’re having fun in the sun with Fido, Veterinarian Dr. Carol Osborne, DVM shares a few tips to help keep your canine cool, safe and comfortable so you can both enjoy the outdoors.
The Plague previously referred to as the Bubonic Plague is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria Yersinia pestis. This bacterium is transmitted through a flea bite. Both people and pets, especially cats are susceptible. The death rate risk in humans is quite high at 8-10%. Pet owners at increased risk are those living near wildlife.
No matter how hard you try to monitor your dog’s health, vomiting happens. Like humans, dogs vomit occasionally to expel food (or other substances) they shouldn’t have ingested. In many cases, this type of one-and-done vomiting isn’t a cause for concern.
Have you ever run your hands over your dog’s body and felt something that wasn’t there before? Lumps and bumps are not uncommon in dogs, and they can pop up seemingly overnight. Any new lump on your dog should always be checked out by a veterinarian to make sure it isn’t something dangerous like an abscess (a pocket of infection under the skin), or even cancer.
The perfect toys for your small dog depends on several factors: breed, personality, age, and health status are primary factors, says Dr. Carol Osborne, DVM, an integrated veterinarian in Ohio.
There’s a weight problem in America and it isn’t just affecting humans. The most recent statistics classify the majority of dogs in the U.S.—56%—as overweight or obese. While that makes obesity a major health crisis for dogs, it’s a problem that’s often overlooked, as many pet owners may not even realize their pets are overweight.
If you, Fido and Fluffy are quarantined to your home because of COVID-19, chances are you may feel a bit “blue” having had your life basically turned upside down. Your pets likely feel the same way. To counteract living under a quarantine and feeling isolated here are a few tips to help and your pets make the best of this time.
Coronavirus – COVID 19 Update: When it comes to man’s best friend, the nose knows. Thanks to their extraordinary sense of smell, dogs are already proven to be skilled at detecting diseases like malaria and cancer in humans.
Dogs are truly man’s best friend! Today more so than ever before. Researchers are in the process of training dogs to detect the Coronavirus responsible for today’s worldwide pandemic.
What are pet owners most important considerations to keep their pets safe from the Coronavirus pandemic and how to stay busy with pets and live while under quarantine. The current coronavirus pandemic has alarmed pet owners worldwide. Experts continue to believe that pets, including dogs and cats are not able to become infected nor are they able to transmit the COVID-19 disease to people.
To all of our Pet Loving Clients, Chagrin Falls Pet Clinic will remain open during this COVID-19 Pandemic and Dr. Carol will continue to provide needed veterinary services Monday through Saturday, by appointment.
Pet owners concerned about whether or not their dog may have contracted COVID-19 can now get answers. Assuming you have a logical reason to back up your claim, call your veterinarian and ask for your dog to be tested.
What risk does COVID-19 pose to Dogs & Cats? Currently, according to the U.S. Center for Disease Control [CDC] there is no evidence that pets, specifically dogs and cats can transmit the Corona virus causing COVID-19 to people. The Center for Disease Control does, however, recommend minimizing contact with pets for individuals currently experiencing signs of COVID-19.
A quick email to update you on the current protocol we have adopted in the face of the coronavirus concerns that are shared by all. Dr. Carol wants to ensure you that she is taking steps to be extra vigilant all throughout our Veterinary Clinic and has put many safeguards in place to protect our pet patient parents, and our staff.
Latest Pet Food Trends. We are always trying out the latest diet trends, or at least striving to fuel ourselves with healthy choices. (The Boston Medical Center estimates about 45 million Americans go on a diet each year). So, it makes sense that we want to feed our pets the best food out there. We spoke to several veterinarians to get the pros and cons of the latest nutrition fads for our four-legged friends.
Pets require vaccinations to stay healthy and fight off preventable illnesses. According to Dr. Carol Osborne, a veterinarian at Chagrin Falls Pet Clinic in South Russell, and Dr. Arthur Wohlfeiler, a veterinarian at Lyndhurst Animal Clinic in Lyndhurst, vaccination differ for breeds, sizes and species.
There’s a weight problem in America and it isn’t just affecting humans. The most recent statistics classify the majority of dogs in the U.S. 56% as overweight or obese. While that makes obesity a major health crisis for dogs, it’s a problem that’s often overlooked, as many pet owners may not even realize their pets are overweight.
Your pup will do zoomies for these easy-to-make dog treats that you can whip up in minutes! Why make your own dog treats? Sure, it’s convenient to order dog treats online or toss them into your cart at the grocery store, but it’s a whole lot less expensive when you make them yourself.
Humans aren’t the only ones who tend to pack on a few extra pounds during the winter months. Our pets are susceptible to some unwanted weight gain as well. Being just ten percent overweight reduces your pet’s life span by one-third and predisposes him or her to a variety of disorders ranging from arthritis and diabetes to cancer and heart disease.
All cat parents should know the most common plants that are poisonous to cats. Whether in your yard or in your home, you’ll want to keep certain plants and flowers away from your feline companions. The toxicity of various plants and flowers can range from mild to severe, depending on the poisonous component of the plant.
When the holidays roll around, many people use festive plants to amplify the holiday spirit in their homes. Unfortunately, some popular holiday plants are not safe for our pets—and it’s not always easy to know which ones are dangerous. Are poinsettias poisonous to dogs?
The holidays are a time of family gatherings, good cheer, and unfortunately for many pet owners, emergency trips to the veterinary hospital. That’s right, while there is a lot to love about all the winter festivities December holds, there are also some surprising risks that the season presents to the furriest members of our households.
The Best Way to Treat Dry Skin on Cats, According to Veterinarians. Everything you need to know about the causes, symptoms, and treatments. Just like humans, dry skin on cats is a common condition — especially when the weather turns cooler in the winter and we crank up the indoor heat. Not only can dry skin on cats be uncomfortable for our pets, causing itching and even possibly leading to skin infections when they scratch, but it can be problematic for humans, too — given that it can lead to excess dander and shedding, which can worsen human allergies to cats.
For most of us, the holidays are a time to eat, drink and be merry with good friends and family. Holistic veterinarian and author, Dr. Carol Osborne, DVM., offers pet lovers tips to refresh your pet IQ and offers some helpful hints so the Yuletide traditions are as merry for you as they are for your pets.