Traveling with pets is today’s latest rage with record numbers of pets and their people getting ready to embark either by car, plane, boat or train. Nearly 20 million pets mostly dogs are expected to be traveling this holiday season posing all kinds of thorny hospitality issues for canines, as well as their owners and guests.
Since the holidays often pose many unexpected pet health issues, holistic veterinarian and author, Dr. Carol Osborne, DVM offers a few tips to help ensure your pet’s safety this season, so your holiday doesn’t end in disaster.
Natural Life Pet Products and Nutrisca are recalling several of their dog foods due to an excess amount of Vitamin D. According to the companies’ recall notices on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website, the presence of excessive vitamin D occurred due to a formulation error.
Heart healthy Dog Foods. Your dog doesn’t eat bacon for breakfast, and he’ll never turn down a game of fetch, so surely, he’s not at risk for heart disease, right? Nearly 8 million dogs in the United States already have heart disease (that’s 10 percent of all pups).
How do dog owners differentiate dog twitches from a seizure? Have you ever spotted your passed-out pup in her favorite sun-drenched corner of the house twitching and ruffing ever-so-audibly? We were super curious about this sleep “twitching” situation—Is she dreaming? Could she be in pain?!
Chances are you constantly tell your dog you love him and what a good boy he is – but have you ever wondered how he shows us that he feels the same way? Your canine friend has his own way of sharing his feelings, and it’s all about body language. Here are seven ways our dogs show us they love us:
For many dog owners, public events like street and beach festivals definitely make the list of must-do dog activities. But in the rush to share the festivities with your beloved canine, you want to make sure that pet safety doesn’t take a back seat to fun. “My feeling about taking your dog to a street…
The Halloween decor you choose for your party is more important than you think. Even though this holiday doesn’t involve turkey bones, toxic plants and other obvious pet hazards, it still presents plenty of pet safety issues. Here are a few Halloween safety hazards to avoid when decorating so your four-legged friends can enjoy the…
Spotting heat stroke in dogs isn’t always easy. Veterinarians say these are the signs every dog owner should know.
For all of our pet loving friends, I thought your furry companions might enjoy a social life! Does Fido have an Instagram? Well if not maybe its time for a PETZBE account. Well what is PETZBE and why should my dog. Cat, snake, lion, goldfish, or Charmander be on it? Ok, to be fair we are not sure if there is an official position on Pokemon but it seems like they should be allowed to.
Pet Moving is a disruptive process for everyone—and that includes our furry friends. Whether the move is down the block or across the country, it can stress a pet out or even trigger behavioral issues. “After being weaned, moving is the second-biggest stressor in a pet’s life,” says Dr. Carol Osborne, D.V.M., an integrative veterinarian at Ohio’s Chagrin Falls Veterinary Center and Pet Clinic.
In late April of 2018 our Boston Terrier, Ellie, developed some lumps in her neck that created some concern to my wife and I. Although Ellie, for the most part, was acting pretty much normal, she did seem to be looking a little thinner and her eyes were bloodshot most of the time.
Since 1996 when voters gave physicians in certain states’ rights to prescribe medical marijuana for their patients, cannabis has become legal either for medical or recreational use, in 29 states as well as the District of Columbia. Unfortunately, under Federal law marijuana is still illegal, it is classified as a Schedule 1 Drug with a…
Tori Spelling has added another member to her growing family. The 43-year-old actress, who is married to Dean McDermott and pregnant with baby No. 5, is now the proud owner of a pet pig. Spelling announced her latest arrival on Instagram.
Occasionally pets vomit. Dog vomiting that occurs every now and then in an otherwise healthy canine is generally not a cause for concern. By far the most common cause of dog vomiting is dietary indiscretion. Persistent dog vomiting, with or without signs of illness such as appetite loss, depression, lethargy, diarrhea, or constipation can indicate a more severe problem and should be addressed.
Concerned Pet Owners, the case and litigation regarding the lead in the Blue Buffalo dog food was closed as of today: March 23, 2018. As with the Pet Food recalls and the other litigation cases against this company which has been ongoing for the last 9 years, no fault was ever admitted despite objective laboratory analysis verifying in this case, toxic lead levels.
Concerned Pet Lovers, we have had so many inquiries regarding the Class Action Law Suit for the lead in the Blue Buffalo Pet Food we wanted to post an update. As of March 19, 2018: Blue Buffalo advertises its products as healthy and safe, claiming the dog foods contain “a precise blend of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals selected by holistic veterinarians and animal nutritionists,” according to the Blue Buffalo class action lawsuit. The bags of dog food also allegedly declare the products to be “healthy” and “holistic.”
Fellow Pet Owners, Sadly, we are forced to announce yet another pet food toxicity problem. This Class Action Law Suit involves two brands of dog food made by Champion Pet Foods: Orijen and Acana.
Despite their small size, sprouts pack a nutritional wallop with vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, antioxidants and protein. Dogs, birds, horses and even cats enjoy the crunch, as well as the health benefits.
If your beloved pet suddenly stops eating their food, suddenly got sick, and you believe it’s the result of their food, you must do your due diligence and report this to the necessary agencies. If the food had a bad odor, foreign objects, or signs of mold, or off-color do not feed it!
Fellow Pet Lovers, I wanted to share this note I received from a pet owner whose 4 dogs have become sickened from Blue Buffalo Dog Food about 6 months ago. She is hoping to collaborate with other pet owners whose dogs and/or cats have suffered health issues because of eating Blue Buffalo pet foods.
Fellow Pet Lovers: Dr. Carol is sharing pet food news and details about the two current Blue Buffalo/Blue Wilderness Class Action Lawsuits. Neither Dr. Carol nor Chagrin Falls Pet Clinic, is affiliated or involved with the lawsuit or has any relationship with the company making Blue Buffalo/Blue Wilderness Pet Foods.
Dr. Carol Osborne is an author and integrative veterinarian for twenty plus years. A pioneer in anti-aging medicine and longevity research for pets, she revealed the fantastic extrasensory and paranormal powers of animals.
Here are some great natural cat and dog flea remedies from Dr. Carol Osborne, Chagrin Falls Veterinary Center. Purchase a good flea comb and use it every day to remove adult fleas from your pets fur. This will provide instant relief as well as helping you keep tabs on the flea population. Bathe your pets…
They’re a great way to socialize your pup and help him burn off some extra energy. But before you pack up for a trip to the nearest dog park, make sure you read these safety tips first.
Expertise – A research company has nominated Chagrin Falls Veterinary Center & Pet Clinic as one of the 20 Best Veterinary Clinics in Ohio. Expertise.com has a studied selection process for each of its nominees.
Dr. Carol Osborne of Chagrin Falls Pet Clinic discusses The Psychic Abilities of Pets. Jason Hawes & JV Johnson talk with veterinarian Dr. Carol Osborne about pets and their uncanny ability to sense thing – sometimes precognitively. Nutrition and medical concerns are also discussed. Beyond Reality Radio with Jason Hawes & JV Johnson. Beyond Reality…
Teach your new family member good habits from day one. Proper housebreaking techniques teach your puppy to relieve himself where and when you’d like him to for puppy potty training. Dogs instinctively mark their own territory.
We have had many pet owners inquire as to whether or not various batches of Blue Buffalo are still tainted with LEAD due to the ongoing Class Action Law Suit. Truthfully Blue Buffalo and Blue Wilderness Pet Foods have been plaqued with an 8 Year Pet Food Recall; -the biggest Pet Food Recall in the…
If you’re planning a vacation this New Year and plan to travel with Fido and/or Fluffy, you’re in luck! The fact is traveling with pets has become the latest rage. Not only have nearly 40,000 pet-friendly venues opened their doors to pet travelers, they are competing for your business and are ready, willing and able…