THE CANINE OBESITY EPIDEMIC:If your dog is 15 percent or more above his ideal weight, he is obese. Being just 10% percent overweight decreases a dog’s life span by one-third and predisposes him to heart, liver and kidney disease as well as to arthritis, diabetes, and cancer. Currently over half of dogs and cats in…
Canine Officer Dies in Line of Duty
Pet Winter Time Safety Tips for Dogs & Cats: Each year as the seasons change, outdoor temperatures drop and the snow starts to fly, it’s a good time for ..
Trying to figure out what to do to get your dog to stop barking? Most dog owners know that life with a dog can be noisy sometimes. It’s just fair trade for all the unconditional love …
One minute your dog is fine, and then suddenly your dog is incapacitated. As confusing as this sounds, canine strokes may be more common than what was once believed.
Is your dog’s breath to stinky for words? Wondering what options are available to sweeten up your canine’s breath? Bad breath in dogs might seem like a minor inconvenience, but when it’s your dog with the wicked breath, it’s a huge deal.
Dog Breast Cancer Rate Surpasses Humans. Does your dog have a lump or a bump you have been wondering about? The American Kennel Club discussed this with integrative veterinarian Dr. Carol Osborne
Feline Lymphoma is one of the most common types of cat cancer. This type of feline cancer is usually associated with the Feline Leukemia Virus. Occasionally the Feline Immunodeficiency Virus has been implicated.
Canine mammary tumors are the most common cancer in intact [not spayed] female dogs and account for approximately half of all canine cancers.
Dogs eating dirt? Dogs are fascinated by weird things. Let’s see, there’s the garbage. And of course other dogs’ pee and poop. And for some dogs – dirt.
Lung Cancer Risk? Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine received a grant from the American Cancer Society studies how immune systems fight lung cancer.
Most cats vomit occasionally which in an otherwise healthy cat is generally not a reason to worry. Feline vomiting that persists for over 72 hours with or without signs of illness can indicate a more severe problem and should be addressed.
Got a chow hound? Don‘t let the holiday stress get the best of your dog this season. Avoid thorny, canine vomiting issues and stay out of the Pet ER!.
Dog gets 2nd Chance at Life with Naturally Regenerated Kidneys I wanted to share this wonderful, uplifting story with all of our pet loving readers. We met Petey, a 10 year old Italian Greyhound, a few months ago. His owner walked in, very distraught and said her vet gave her beloved dog, Petey less than…
Canine Pancreatitis is severe inflammation of your pet’s pancreas that often occurs as a result of eating too much rich, fatty food and/or getting into the trash. Dogs over indulging on holiday table scraps often end up with indigestion, vomiting and/or diarrhea. These are signs of Pancreatitis. With repeated bouts of inflammation, the pancreas loses…
Today, thousands of senior dogs are in need of homes. Unfortunately, due to a variety of circumstances, senior pets are often left behind. For example, when owners relocate, become ill, have children, etc., it is quite common for the pets to remain behind. Sometimes these dogs are forfeited to an animal shelter, or sadly dumped…
Science has validated the fact that baby toys can effectively stimulate a child’s brain along critical parts of their developmental pathway. The brains of puppies can be stimulated and their level of intelligence enhanced with new designer dog toys, created specifically to challenge and stimulate their mind. Dr. Carol offers playtime tips and exercise ideas…
Housebreaking can be learned in four to eight weeks and can start when your puppy is eight weeks old. What Pet Owners Can Do First of all, buy a crate. Be sure it’s the right size: it should be large enough for comfort, but not too big because your puppy will sleep at one end…
For those lucky enough to start out with a new puppy on day 1, taking a few steps today helps to ensure that the next 15-20 years will be a success for both of you. Avoid impulses, do your homework and plan to spend plenty of time getting your little bundle of joy prepared for…
Dr. Carol Osborne is a world-renowned veterinarian and author. She shared some great tips with Fox 8’s Stefani Schaefer on how to keep your dogs cool during the summer heat.
Make Your Pet’s Celebration Risk Free! Whether you’re traveling or enjoying the festivities in your own backyard boning up on your pet Independence Day safety tips helps to ensure the celebration is safe and fun filled for you, Fido and Fluffy.
Many areas of the country are already experiencing higher than average temperatures, and summer hasn’t arrived yet. It’s not usual for pet owners to take their four-legged friends on outings during the spring months
Millions of pets mostly dogs are expected to be traveling this Independence Day holiday posing all kinds of thorny hospitality issues for pets, as well as their owners and guests. Pet lovers now have several great options available to enjoy the 4th with their best 4-legged friends. 48 % of travelers with pets already enjoy…
Dr. Carol appears on Fox and shows you summer gear to help your pets beat the heat!
How cool would it be to be a vet when you grow up? You’d get to be around cute animals all day long and help keep them safe and healthy. But what is it really like to be a vet?
Dr. Carol Osborne was interviewed recently by Dog Time on the subject of helping your pet age well. This is a great little Q & A session.
Dr. Carol Osborne explained how you can tell if your pet is overweight and she also showed Fox 8’s Stefani Schaefer some fun ways to help your pet shed a few pounds.
Many northeast Ohio dog owners are concerned now that the dog flu has been found in the Buckeye State. But there are ways to protect your pet, Dr, Carol, explains to 19 Action News
When your four-footed friend has a serious health condition like cancer, kidney disease or epilepsy, it’s only natural to consider all the options.
The Dog Hormonal or Canine Endocrine System is made up of seven glands that release substances called hormones which travel in the blood stream and go to other parts of the body in order to stimulate a response.