Kids and pets are nothing out of the ordinary that is until you meet Riley, an 8 year old girl from Colorado who’s allergic to peanuts.
Pet owners are trying to save money in many ways, but according to veterinarian, Dr. Carol Osborne, DVM of Chagrin Falls, Ohio stopping your dog’s heartworm prevention should not be one of them.
With Spring in the air, many homeowners and gardeners are sure to be outside getting their hands dirty. But veterinarians say cocoa mulch made by Hershey’s has a sweet-smell attractive to pets
In a time of crisis, many people consider giving blood as a means to help victims of war, natural disasters or even terrorist attack. But when tragedy occurs, what happens when your pets need blood? How do veterinarians cope with an immediate need for these vital fluids?
Fortunately, animal blood banks exist and can help insure that your pet gets the right blood product and the right type of blood for any injury or illness. Historically, most veterinarians used their own pets as a reservoir for emergencies, but too often, transfusion reactions occurred and many pets died.
Blood types are well known in humans and our pets are just as complex. Cats, as an example, have three main blood types (A, B, and AB) while dogs actually have more than a dozen different blood groups. Problems occur when pets of one blood type receive blood from a different blood type and often the resulting reaction can be catastrophic or even deadly.
Beyond typing the blood, animal blood banks can also help cross match samples of donor and recipient blood. This procedure further insures that no unplanned reactions happen when the patient receives the blood. Typing and cross matching is common in human hospitals and is just now becoming the standard for our pets as well.
Interested pet owners can talk with their veterinarians about animal blood drives happening in their local area. Often, blood collected locally is used to save pet lives across town or even across the country
Pet products recalled. More than 1100 pet products have been recalled, including several dozen pet treats. The recall issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Recently I have received a lot of questions from pet owners about a condition in dogs called Cherry Eye. Here’s a note I wanted to share: Having read your advice re: Cherry Eye
I am writing you this letter to express my gratitude. You are an amazing professional, empathetic human being, and truly a pleasure to know. Here is some background on my story. I have a long haired Chihuahua named Senor Paco. Paco is 13 years young and has always been healthy as can be. I had purchased Dr. Carol’s senior pet vitamins for my dog in March 2008 after seeing the pet vitamins on an infomercial. I began giving him half a pill in the AM and half in the PM.
Cherry eye is by definition a prolapse of the gland of the 3rd eyelid, which is also referred to as the Nictitans or Lacrimal (tear) gland. Some refer to this gland as the “Haws.”
I just got this note from one of my new pet vitamin manufacturers and had to share it with everyone: Dr. C I got to tell you the dog am pm vitamins are miraculous.
As summer time and warmer weather approaches, Ticks often become an issue for many pets and their people. Ticks can infect your dog with Lyme disease
Yeah, don’t tax cosmetic surgery, but add tax veterinary services because pets are a “luxury.” If you feel this will only result in more unwanted pets, and less care for animals; here’s what you can do to oppose this Veterinary Tax Proposal:
Pet dentists. Chagrin Falls, Ohio- February 6, 2009- Our pets can enjoy the benefits of good dental health through routine brushing and visits to the veterinary dentist.
Thanks for your help with my cattle dog Rigby! As you know, she lost a kidney as a result of an accident. Your advice really helped me understand specifically what was happening with her lab tests.
Dear Dr. Carol, One of my customers just ordered more paaws because they are leaving on the 26th for warm Arizona. he has 2 dogs. the big one is a boxer.
I wanted to share this note I received from a pleased pet patient: Dr. Carol,
You are the best, and I still wish you were located here in GA., so you could be our in state D.V.M.!
I really just trust your advice, Dr. Carol, as I have had so many bad experiences with other pet doctors, and you are the best in the biz!!Warm Regards, DeLise C., Georgia
Stump, a Sussex Spaniel age 10, was crowned Best in Show at Westminster. He came out of retirement just last week to compete. He was retired five years ago after recovering from an illness that kept him in Texas A&M University’s veterinary center for 19 days. Not only is this a first for the breed, Stump is also the oldest dog to achieve victory at this coveted canine event.
Dental Problems can be Deadly for Pets. Cleaning your pet’s teeth is a great way to save yourself from smelling horrendous pet breath.
I get questions all the time from people whose dog has broken a leg and their vet recommends surgery, but they cannot afford it.
Dog Diarrhea. I wanted to share this story with all of our pet lovers: Karena, a client of mine put my “Naturally Healthy Dogs” book to good use last week. Her dog Danzig had severe diarrhea.
Dr. Carol, Here is a picture of Dandy. I hope you don’t mind that he is sitting in a chair. I took lots of pictures. He was much more cooperative in the chair. As you see, he is a very serious Westie.
Dear Dr. Carol, Libby and I are very gratified with all your love for our dogs. Our Woody is feeling so much better. After 2 months of religiously giving PAAWS vitamins along with your advanced flexibility formula
Although pets have yet to be been reported ill, several people have become ill and the numbers are rising. To date, 485 people were sickened and six have died after eating the tainted peanut butter products.
January 27, 2009: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have confirmed the sources of tainted pet peanut butter products containing Salmonella bacteria.
The economy is in bad shape and may be for years. Whether it’s the stock market falling or crazy bail outs, saving money in tough economic times is a challenge
As a reward for being our constant companions, in sickness and heath, many pets are now included in their owner’s wills. Celebrities like Oprah Winfrey and Betty White, along with millions of other pet owners
Chagrin Falls, Ohio-December 23, 2008 Stem cells harvested from a dog’s own body fat bring relief to suffering arthritic pets! For millions of dogs, the act of getting out of bed in the morning is a painful affair.
Hi Dr. Carol, I was thinking about you the other day, was going to send you a picture of my 2 puppies. Yes I got my Thunder (the shepherd/husky) and brother his name is Jake (lab/shepherd) I also got Jake
Hi Dr. Carol, It’s Kim, I spoke with you over the phone on Thursday past. I put in a request for a copy of Magnum’s bloodwork panels that same day and was told I would indeed get a copy.
The last thing any pet owner wants to do this holiday season is rush to the animal emergency clinic. Since the holidays often pose many unexpected pet health issues, veterinarian and author, Dr. Carol Osborne
Pets like people suffer from cancer; in fact it’s the number one cause of death for both species today. Purdue University, College of Veterinary Medicine is on the forefront of new research that may offer new hope for some pets.