After receiving over 1550 complaints from pet owners and sickening nearly 2000 dogs and cats, Blue Buffalo Pet Food announced a voluntary recall of several of their pet food lines for dogs and cats. This blue buffalo pet food recall was initially announced in January, and then again on May 27, 2016.
Just like human doctors, some veterinarians choose to specialize in a specific type of veterinary medicine. Veterinarian specialists specialize in a specific type of animal that they treat, a specific type of medicine or a specific type of surgery. Currently, there are over 20 different specializations recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association, ranging from…
A quality, a raw diet can be the single most important step toward an allergy-free dog! Just by eliminating “kibble” (aka DRY DOG FOOD), we’ve found that as much as 80% of pet allergies quickly go away. That’s because bagged dry food can contain a variety of allergens, not to mention dust mites.
Neutering male dogs involve removal of both testicles and spaying a female dog requires removal of the ovaries and uterus. Both procedures result in the interruption of the body’s production of hormones. Without hormones, unwanted canine pregnancies and pet overpopulation issues are avoided. For years, veterinarians and pet owners alike have been taught about all…
Can I feed my dog a vegetarian/vegan diet? Answer: The simple answer is YES! Absolutely, just as vegan humans stay healthy so can your pets! You could simply use the Sojo’s Complete Pre-Mix and you can add Eggs for protein. We actually have our diabetic clients use this recipe and it works wonderfully! How can…
Why did you decide to pursue a degree in veterinary medicine? What kinds of courses did you take in your veterinary medicine program? What was the most interesting part of studying veterinary medicine? What was the most challenging part of studying veterinary medicine? These questions and more were posed to Dr. Carol Osborne.
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?
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.
Seventy-five percent of feline eye tumors in cats are malignant, aggressive forms of cancer (in dogs the ratio is reversed, 75 percent of tumors are benign and do not spread or become life-threatening)
Cat Kidney Problems & Feline Kidney Disease. Your cat’s kidneys filter and remove toxic waste products from the cat’s blood via the urine.
Pet owners from coast to coast are up in arms about a popular, once a month, chewable, pet product used to prevent fleas, heartworms and intestinal parasites in dogs.
Hello Fellow Pet Lovers! I wanted to share a nice note I received from a pet owner whose dog, William, an 8 year old Cocker Spaniel, suffered with severe canine skin allergies
Save a Life: Learn How to Detect Your Dogs Vital Signs. Being able to accurately detect and determined your dog’s vital signs can make the difference between life and death!
Dog Exercise Boosts Heart Health for Pets & People. How Much Exercise Do Pets & People Need? According to a study by the National Institute of Health (NIH), experts report that enjoying at least one brisk 20 minute walk, 5 days a week is better than any drug on the market today to truly promote healthy…
If you and/or your veterinarian suspect your dog has a heart problem because for example a heart murmur was detected and/or your pet is experiencing classic cardiac signs such as coughing, weakness and lethargy, diagnostic tests will be required to confirm the presence and severity of your dog’s heart disease.
Natural Home Remedies for Dog Liver Disease. Today our lives as well as the lives of our cherished 4-legged canine companions are subject to exposure to a variety of toxins, pesticides and other environmental hazards all of which must be metabolized and cleared by the liver. These toxins act as free radicals and damage your…
Traditionally, neutering a male dog required anesthesia and surgery, both of which come with a variety of risks. But what if your dog could be neutered without surgery or anesthesia?
Combating pet fleas can be a nightmare for dog owners. Here are a few of Dr. Carol’s tried and true home remedies for dog fleas. Dogs & Fleas. Pet owners might start by buying a flea comb then use it daily to help remove fleas from their dog’s coat.
About 5% of dogs with an endocrine or hormonal disorder called Cushing’s Disease have a variation of the disease called Atypical Cushing’s Disease. Both forms of Canine Cushing’s Disease in dogs may be either pituitary or adrenal-dependent and involve a hormone called Cortisol.
Dr. Carol, I am an out of state customer who did phone consults with you for my basset hound Max with cancer and am so pleased I want to let other pet owners know about my experience with you.
For the last 10 years, the word antioxidant has become part of our vocabulary. Pet Antioxidants are widely recognized as one of the most important weapons in the battle against pet disease.
New Dog Bone Cancer Therapy Offers Hope for Humans. Researchers at Auburn University are testing a new dog bone cancer therapy that holds hope for humans with the same condition.
Natura Pet Products once again has expanded its dry pet food recall to include all sizes and lots of dry cat food, dog food and pet treats with expiration dates up to and including March 29, 2013. Salmonella bacterial contamination has been cited as the cause of the expanded pet food recall.
Dogs born blind from birth are now able to regain full vision, regardless of age. According to a recent publication in the Journal of Molecular Therapy, researchers at Michigan State University combined two therapies which reversed an inherited form of total color blindness in dogs, called Achromatopsia.
Vetsulin was originally marketed by Merck Animal Health, in 2004, as the first federally approved insulin for diabetic dogs and cats. After Vetsulin killed thousands of helpless dogs, it was finally discontinued
Dogs born blind from birth are now able to regain full vision, regardless of age. According to a recent publication in the Journal of Molecular Therapy, researchers at Michigan State University combined two therapies which reversed an inherited form of total color blindness in dogs, called Canine Achromatopsia. Although the study focused on dogs this novel therapy…
Procter & Gamble (P&G) recently announced a voluntary recall of pet food products for dogs and cats after the Michigan Department of Agriculture detected Salmonella bacterial contamination in a bag of randomly tested pet food.
How to Home Groom Your Dog Like a Pro!. Sprucing up your canines skin and hair-coat makes your dog feel good and helps to keep your dog’s skin and hair coat healthy.
Cat Lice are tiny, six-legged parasites that feed on blood and can cause anemia. Weak, run-down kittens are the most susceptible to feline lice. Tiny white spots, called nits are visible to your eye and are located in your cats fur.
Pet Anti-Aging Movement: Real or Hype?. No one likes to think about a beloved pet growing older. We cringe as the once exuberant puppy needs help up stairs or tires after a short walk.