9 Winter Hacks to Make Your Dog’s Life Easier. Winter can be rough people and their pets—shorter days, freezing weather, fewer squirrels to chase. But it certainly doesn’t have to be that way. This year, consider a few easy changes to make the season a little bit easier for you and your pup.
Safe Natural Dog Food. Does grain-free matter? Should you splurge on the fresh stuff? We’ve got the answers, plus brands to buy.
It’s tough enough figuring out what you should eat, let alone your dog. Walk into any pet store, and dozens of foods assault you, all screaming for your attention through adorable graphics and easy-to-believe claims. Yet don’t be so easily fooled.
Homemade Dog Treats: Dog treats are a lot like snack foods for people: Fun in moderation—as long as you pick ones that are made with clean, wholesome ingredients. Problem is, most conventional dog treats don’t exactly fit that bill. It’s not uncommon for those store-bought biscuits and chews to contain sketchy additives, colors, or preservatives.
Blue Buffalo and Blue Wilderness Dog Foods have been represented in their marketing as whole food, holistic, natural, healthy choices
Pet-Proof Christmas Trees. How to Pet-Proof Your Christmas Tree If you love the holidays, you’ve probably been looking forward to decorating the Christmas tree all year. And as a pet parent, you know that your furry family members want to be included, too.
Litter box problems can be frustrating to deal with, but don’t despair. One important thing to keep in mind is that a cat not using the litter box is usually a sign that something is amiss, rather than a random act of defiance. Once you figure out what’s bothering your kitty, you can start making changes to get things back to normal.
Humans have been using essentials oils for thousands of years to treat a myriad of health issues. But can essential oils penetrate fur or be safe for pets to ingest or inhale? Read on to find out more.
Hi Dr. Carol, Thank you very much for your quick response and excellent customer service! Here’s a picture of “SIMBA.” We rescued him from the Kauai Humane Society 4 years ago. He’s now over 12+ years old – Pomeranian mix – Bald from the neck to tail. On Thyroid & Metacam medication for life. When…
Halloween Candy and Your Pets. It’s a trick-or-treating tradition: Dump the night’s candy haul onto the living room floor to pick out the gems, or do some horse trading with siblings or friends.
Dear Pet Lovers, This Blue Buffalo Class Action Law Suit information and the lead content of their pet food has been posted on our blog to share the knowledge with pet owners to try to help you avoid feeding your pets tainted, toxic food.
Dear Pet Lovers, We received so many notes and phone calls from concerned dog and cat owners who have purchased and fed Blue Buffalo and/or Blue Wilderness Pet Food, we thought that posting this link might be helpful for those pet owners interested in getting more information about this and/or wishing to possibly join the Class Action Law Suit.
Any pet owners feeding Wellness Pet Food? Is your dog feeling well, acting bright and moving freely after eating this pricey, pet food laced with deadly amounts of Arsenic & Lead? Sadly, on July 19, 2017, a class action lawsuit was filed against Wellness Dog Food. Among the law suit’s violations, negligent misrepresentation, False Advertising,…
Feeding your dog Blue Buffalo or Blue Wilderness Dog Food? Wondering why your canine doesn’t seem to be doing well?
Sadly, despite all their enticing television commercials, another Class Action Law Suit has been filed against Blue Buffalo Pet Products. Note that Blue Wilderness dog foods are also made by Blue Buffalo.
Don’t get caught at the last minute in the event of a hurricane or other natural disaster. Make sure you take precautions today to ensure your pet’s safety as well as your own.Prepare ahead for your pets and family. Plan your evacuation now especially if you live in an area prone to flooding. Don’t leave your pets behind.
In the event of a disaster, families must evacuate quickly and may not be able to bring their pets along. These pets are often left to fend for themselves and most of them are never reunited with their owners. In order to curb the effects of these horrific events, the veterinary industry and several non-profit organizations are working together to care for pets and help reunite them with their families.
Veterinarian Dr. Carol joins Fox and Friends to discuss how your Pets can beat the heat and stay cool in Summer. The segment with Dr. Carol aired on Fox and Friends in August 2017. Beat The Heat It is important to note that not all Pets can swim. The Neoprene Reflective Life Vest floats, is…
How To Know When It’s Time To Euthanize Your Family Pet. According to a Harris Poll survey, more than three in five American households have at least one pet. Of those pet owners, 95 percent consider their furry friends to be part of the family.
Worms are icky enough without having to worry about catching some from your dog. However, there are several worm infections you can catch from Fido—and it’s a lot easier than you think to get them.
Between sparklers and fireworks displays, the loud noises and strange smells can be particularly difficult for cats. While Independence Day parties can be an exciting way to spend time with friends and family, the festivities can be hard for your pets.
Our pets aren’t just pets, they’re our friends and family members, too. So sometimes, a family vacation isn’t complete without them. Whether you’re driving a couple hours or flying across the country, there are some important variables to consider when you travel with a pet.
Debate Continues Over Use Of Cannabis to Treat Canine Health Issues. Steven Siegel’s 15-year-old Jack Russell terrier, Pumpkin, fell ill and had to be rushed to the hospital. After seeing several specialists, tests determined that Pumpkin was in kidney failure. “I gave her every bit of medicine (that) science could give to us,” Siegel says.
Your Pet’s Carbon Footprint: Earth Friendly Facts, Tips and Pet Remedies for Dogs & Cats. Pets, like most other individuals on earth, do impact the environment and leave their carbon print. In general, it’s important to keep your pet as healthy as possible, schedule annual veterinary visits, check blood profiles for senior-aged pets, and do…
Feeding People Food to Pets: What’s the Truth? Should pet owners feel guilty? As a practicing, integrative veterinarian for over 20 years, our clinical results document dogs enjoying superior health and longevity when fed “human food,” rather than commercial dog food. The fact of the matter is that when it comes to wholesome nutrition “food…
Cats & Hunting: When it comes to a cat’s nature to hunt birds, remember it’s a natural instinct. As a practicing, integrative veterinarian, indoor-outdoor cats are often the happiest, suffering from minimal disorders related to behavior and stress. Breed plays a role as to whether indoor life may or may not be ideal for your…
Dog kennels used to be the only option years ago when work and/or pleasure necessitated a trip out of town. Today, Pet Sitters have become the latest rage. Pet Sitters offer dog and cat owners and a convenient, cost effective alternative to kenneling your pets.
Which Type of Exercise is Right for Your Dog? What type of exercise is right for your dog depends on many factors. Find the best option for your pup here.
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
Would you like to see your Pet Featured on our Chagrin Falls Community Pet Showcase? Dr. Carol Osborne and her team would love to see you and your gorgeous pet showcased! Simply complete the form on this page and we will post the information on our website shortly thereafter. Please make sure your photos are…
Hi Halle/Dr. Carol – thank you for emailing Ella’s results and for the voicemail message you left me a couple of weeks ago. I appreciate the level of service and detail you offer your clients (and their owners) and have recommended your practice to a few others already. Ella did really well with her pheromone collar…
When it comes to post-operative care for pets, there’s no such thing as “standard procedure.” That’s because each cat and dog surgery and each pet is different. “Post-op specifics will vary depending on your pet’s age and condition, as well as the exact type of surgery involved,” says Dr. Carol Osborne, DVM, an integrative veterinarian…