Dr. Carol, I just returned from the vet whose speciality is internal medicine (Dr. Sharon Thieson). In regards to Lebeau, she performed an ultrasound that showed a mass in the spleen
Severe Health Threat to Dogs. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has recently been made aware of several complaints from pet owners and veterinarians that multiple brands of jerky treats
Pet IDs. Pet owners may have false sense of security after micro-chipping their pets! Television commercials may be offering false hope to pet owners who choose to microchip their pets. Pet owners are urged to use microchips because of their safety and security. But, confusion in the industry and an incomplete database combine to put pets…
Allergies. Is your dog endlessly scratching? Is your dog chewing on his paws? Does your dog’s scratching and itching keep you up at night? Thinking it is just fleas?
Keeping pets safe and comfortable drives the change to the use of lasers! He or she may not look like Luke Skywalker or Princess Leia, but the odds are increasingly good that your family veterinarian has laser technology available in his or her hospital.
Hi Dr. Carol, Thanks for the update on the new food. We have found that the canned duck diet is softer than the other varieties and is, therefore, ideal for hiding pills.
Ever wanted an exact copy of your favorite pet? Well, now it’s possible – but is it smart? Most pet owners have suffered the loss of a very dear and special pet.
They are all the rage across the United States and beyond. Cross-breed dogs such as cock-a-poos have been around for many years, while newer crosses, such as labradoodles and puggles have just begun to become popular
Animal Poison Control Center seeing more cases of Xylitol toxicity in pets. The sugar substitute, Xylitol, has been a great development in the fight against tooth decay and in helping diabetics
New legislation and awareness campaigns aid in care for evacuated pets Thousands of pet owners are forced to leave their pets behind each year due to unexpected natural and man-made disasters.
The strength of the human-animal bond often causes owners to reach out and embrace alternative medicines to help their pets. Being aware of the pitfalls, as well as the benefits of chiropractic medicine is not only important to owners, but to the veterinarian as well.
Harri and Doris, ages 7 and 6 “I just started giving my two Chesapeake Bay Retrievers Dr. Carol’s PAAWS about two weeks ago. Harri and Doris are 7 & 6 years old.
Personally, I’ll remember this year as the year pet food got turned upside down.. First, the massive pet food scare and then lead-contaminated children’s toys really shed a poor light on Chinese imports.
We have Woody Allen and Zeus Rocco now for 10 years and we’ve given them your PAAWS Senior Formula since they were both 5 years old. I can’t see not giving them their AM/PM Vitamins.
Omega-3. What are omega-3 fatty acids? Omega-3 fatty acids are a form of polyunsaturated fats, one of four basic types of fats that animals and humans derive from food.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it pulled two Chinese-made dog treats from its shelves nearly a month ago, and tests now show they had traces of melamine
Veterinarians are reporting record numbers of flea problems. What can be done to protect your pets and you’re your family?
Rabies. Almost everyone knows how scary this disease is- because it is fatal to both people and pets. Most people believe that rabies is well under control due to vaccinations and regulations.
Dr. Carol, I really enjoyed our conversation the other day concerning the health and well-being of our dogs: Woody and Zeus! I thank GOD I have them
With the massive pet food recall still fresh in our minds, new reports of dog foods being recalled due to botulism may have some pet owners very worried.
Castleberry’s, a San Diego-based food processor and canner, has launched a recall of a number of human food items due to the risk of the presence of botulinum toxin.
PAAWS is a revolutionary Anti-Aging & Arthritis Wellness System for dogs and cats, developed by world renowned holistic veterinarian and author Dr. Carol Osborne
When cleaning your house, never allow your dog access to the area where cleaning agents are used or stored. Cleaning agents have a variety of properties
GARLIC, ONIONS AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE LILLY FAMILY: The use of garlic and other members of the Lilly family such as onions, shallots, and chives in the cat’s
DETERMINING WHAT IS NORMAL It is important that you be able to assess your pet’s physical condition in order to evaluate his needs
Animals, especially puppies, will find any holiday things appealing and tempting to play with or explore.
Canine Zinc Toxicity
Anemia results from a low number of red blood cells in the circulation. Red blood cells normally carry oxygen and vital nutrients to all tissues of the body. Anemia can occur because not enough red blood cells are produced or because excess numbers are lost, as with hemorrhage or are destroyed because of a disease or toxins, like Zinc.
WHAT TO DO IF YOUR DOG IS STUNG AND/OR BITTEN
WHAT YOU CAN DO
* Bee stings are a frequent problem in dogs, especially the curious puppies that stick their noses in the wrong spots. The most common sign is a big swollen muzzle.
In spite of our best efforts, emergencies happen. You should know your vet’s procedures for emergency situations, especially the ones that occur at odd hours.
HEATSTROKE AND YOUR DOG
Heatstroke is caused by a combination of high temperatures, humidity, and poor ventilation. In spite of the warnings, many dogs suffer from heatstroke because they are left in cars on hot summer days.