Queen Elizabeth II, always known for her love of dogs, lost two of her canine companions this week. Monty, a 13 year old Welsh corgi and the queen’s favorite, passed at the royal’s Scottish family estate in Balmoral
Stem Cell Therapy. Today researchers estimate that 20% or one out of every five dogs develops some form of canine arthritis. Published studies validate the fact that by age two
The leading cause of death in dogs today is due to pet cancer. Genetic predisposition, diet and lifestyle are all considered to be major risk factors, and new evidence suggests that diet and anti-oxidant supplementation
I wanted to share this note I received from a pet owner whose 12 year old Yorkie named Xena was diagnosed with Canine Diabetes.
The US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). The CDC reported nearly 300 human cases of Swine Flu cases over the last year and fear that the number of cases may rise again as school begins.
Neutered Dogs Risk Prostate Cancer. Contrary to what may pet owners may believe, neutering male dogs actually increases the risk of prostate cancer eight fold.
Pet Aging. Despite the fact that your dog’s body naturally produces small amounts of Vitamin C, recent research indicates that supplementing your canines diet with additional sources of Vitamin C
Dog Kidney Failure. I wanted to share a nice note with our pet loving community that I received from Libby, a pet lover from Georgia who owns a Pekingese dog named Peekaboo.
Heart Failure Patients Hold New Hope : According to a recently published study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and reported by the American Heart Association
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Center for Veterinary Biologics (CVB), announced plans to allow pet vaccine manufacturing firms to release new batches of vaccinations
FDA’s Chicken Jerky Alert Expands to Duck & Sweet Potatoes. Over the last several years more than 1300 dogs have become sickened, several of whom suffered from diseases ranging from Fanconi-Like Syndrome to kidney failure and death
Complementing Pet Cancer Treatment with Massage Therapy: Dealing with a cancer diagnosis and the subsequent treatment process can take both a physical and an emotional toll on a pet just as it does on a person
Canine Lymphoma Chemotherapy. Lymphoma cancer or Canine Lymphosarcoma is treatable but not yet curable in dogs. The earliest lymphoma is detected in many dogs is what vets call Stage IIIA; note that all stages may be treated.
Canine Lymphoma. When dogs are diagnosed with lymphoma cancer or lymphosarcoma, many pet owners seek out complementary therapies to help their pet deal with the disease and its treatment.
Lymphoscarcoma, also called non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or lymphoma, is the most commonly treated cancer in dogs. We’ve already discussed tests that may be useful in determining lymphosarcoma in dogs.
Pet owners often seek information on how to help their pet enjoy a long, full, healthy life. As the world’s only veterinarian certified in anti-aging medicine, there is no better authority on this subject than Dr Carol Osborne
Skunk Smell. The grass is green, the sun is adding warmth to our days, and the flowers smell great! But what is that other smell? Oh, yes… the skunks are out and about.
Supplements for Cats. Just as humans can contract Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) that leads to AIDS, cats can acquire Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) resulting in feline or kitty AIDS.
Puppy Food.When pet owners open their hearts and homes to a new puppy, they are often supplied a sample package of the food their pet has been eating at his temporary home.
Supplements. Many pet owners often overlook, or underestimate, the need for quality supplementation in young dogs. Just as you would want to ensure that your child has proper nutrition to grow strong and reach his or her full physical and mental potential
My baby girl [a Westie] has developed black crusts around her lips that I cannot seem to remove. Our local veterinarian has tried steroids and antibiotics, but the condition appears to be worsening. What can I do? What causes this?
My dog developed a cough a few weeks ago. The vet said everything appeared fine, and she recovered fairly quickly. Recently, the cough has returned and now she’s started “snorting” in what seems to be an effort to clear a blocked nasal passage or something
Tornadoes ravaged the Midwest and Southern states recently. Homes were destroyed, businesses ruined, and lives were lost.
Yesterday we discussed the signs and symptoms of feline asthma, a breathing disorder that affects nearly 800,000 domestic cats.
The pet aging process is affected by lifestyle (70%) and genetics (30%). Up to 90 percent of diseases in pets are due to the degenerative processes associated with aging.
What Not to Feed Your Pet. Because we routinely feed our pets bits and pieces of “human food” as a treat or snack, it is important that pet owners keep in mind a list of foods that are not safe to feed.
Pet Breakfast Recipes. Holistic veterinarian recommends feeding your pet twice each day, so starting them off with a healthy and filling breakfast is important!
Veterinarians treat a variety of conditions in dogs and cats, and a report out today reveals the most common diagnoses in animal clinics for the year 2011.
As we continue to spend time working on updating and upgrading, we’ve had a few loyal readers to send some encouraging thoughts our way via email.
Pet Cancer. According to the Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University (CSU), cancer is the number one cause of death in pets. Over 50% of dogs and cats age 10 and older die from cancer. 90% of Golden Retrievers diagnosed with cancer die, regardless of the therapy implemented. Recent studies indicate that nearly 80 %…