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 %…
Just a quick note for all our readers – Dr Carol Osborne, DVM has now completed her move back to Chagrin Falls, Ohio! In the course of the move
Dr Carol was recently contacted by a dog owner who was concerned regarding the pain medication prescribed by her veterinarian for her arthritic dog.
It’s not uncommon for an animal to become car sick. Just as humans sometimes suffer from motion sickness, sea sickness, or car sickness, these same afflictions can occur in our pets.
Cats suffering for irritable bowel disease are often prescribed a special diet by their veterinarian. Because the new diet is a change from their normal eating habits, many cats resist eating for a period of time.
Anemia in Dogs and Cats. Like humans, dogs and cats can suffer from anemia, or a deficiency of red blood cells. Red blood cells carry oxygen to the body’s tissue. Anemia in dogs and cats is generally found after a routine blood test by the veterinarian.
Fleas are common during the spring and summer months, and they can make life miserable for pets and humans alike. For every one flea you do see on your pet
Proper regulation of a diabetic dog involves pet owners monitoring and calculating sugar and insulin dosages twice a day at home.
Diseases of the oral cavity are the most commonly seen problem in veterinarians offices. About 85% of all dogs and cats over the age of two years have gum disease.
Stinky Ears? It’s not uncommon to notice an odor coming from your pet’s ears; however, this is a sure sign that something is amiss! Odors may be a result of ear mites, bacterial infection, or just dirt and debris.
Does your adult dog suffer from itchy skin that is characterized by red sores or patches? The cause may be canine Erythema Multiforme or (EM). Canine Erythema Multiform has been associated with a variety of factors and may affect dogs, cats, and even humans!
Pet Allergy Remedies. Continuing the discussion on pet allergies, today Dr Carol Osborne, DVM, offers insight into complementary and alternative remedies for pets who suffer from allergies.
Yesterday we discussed causes of pet allergies and signs that you pet may be having an allergic reaction. Today, let’s look at what you can do to make your pet more comfortable if you believe your dog or cat has allergies.
Pet Allergies in Dogs and Cats. Allergic dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin that occurs after exposure to an allergen. An allergen is something to which the body is allergic.
Face it, many cats love chocolate. And, because we humans love chocolate too, we have probably contributed to our pets’ taste for this treat. But for cats, this ‘treat’ can be deadly.
Looking for a great low fat, low sugar dog treat? Try making your dog carrot and hummus cookies, safety guaranteed by Dr Carol. Recipe: courtesy of Ana and her diabetic dog Xena.
A grieving pet owner recently reached out to Holistic veterinarian, Dr Carol Osborne, DVM, after her 2 beloved dogs ate Wagon Train Chicken Treats, experienced Fanconi Syndrome
Dog Attack: Denver television news anchor was bitten by a large dog on live television recently. While many were shocked, statistics show that one million people are treated for dog bites each year.
Pet Vaccines. NEW PRINCIPLES OF PET IMMUNOLOGY Dr. Carol presents a Web Series on Today’s New Approved Veterinary Vaccination Standards & Protocols for Dogs & Cats
Miracle Cat Defies Death Chamber. A stray cat named Andrea, from Utah managed to survive not just one, but two trips through the animal shelter’s gas chamber.
Fanconi Syndrome. Since the FDA issued an initial warning 3 years ago, complaints are on the rise yet again. Today, November 18, 2011 the FDA issued another warning to dog owners.
As a pet owner, do you wonder what you’re really feeding your dog? Was your canine a victim of the 2004 or 2007 Menu Pet Food Recall
Dear Dr. Carol, We had the pleasure of coming into contact with you about 2 years ago when our dog Muggs, a yorkie was about to turn 17 years old.
Here is a nice letter I received from a client: Hi Dr. Carol, So glad you like the plants and can’t wait for you to see them bloom. They are always free for you.
Is a Great Dane a good fit for an elderly single woman? Can a Jack Russell Terrier be happy with little kids? Should a Rottweiler live in an apartment without a yard?
Often a person’s favorite breed may not be what’s suitable for their lifestyle, and living conditions.
From Beagles to Bassett’s, Terriers to Toys and Poodles to Puggles, prospective pet buyers are faced with the bewildering choice of hundreds of pure breed canines and a myriad of mixes.
Today pet lovers can even choose from a gallery of “Designer Dogs” or have their favorite pet cloned.
Whether adopting or buying a pet, figuring out how to make all the right choices is tough especially if kids are concerned so let’s make it a little easier.
Pet Longevity is attributed to 70% to lifestyle and 30% to genetics. Up to 90% of diseases in pets are due to the degenerative processes associated with aging.
Fellow Pet Lovers I wanted to share the latest update regarding Pet Diabetes and the Vetsulin Class Action Law Suit. The FDA has finally announced the fact that the Vetsulin Critical Need Program and Vetsulin is no longer available to treat pet diabetes in dogs or cats.
Taffy pet chews manufactured by Merrick Pet Care have been recalled due to possible Salmonella bacterial contamination. Merrick Pet Care of Amarillo, Texas, issued the recall of Jr. Texas Taffy pet treats
Fun, safe, and exciting holiday adventures to enjoy and explore for pets and their people. This New Year, almost 50% of America’s pet lovers plan to celebrate the festivities along with their 4-legged furry friends.
Sprucing up Fido for the upcoming New Years Holiday makes your dog feel good, helps to keep your dog’s skin and hair coat healthy, eliminates mats and tangles so your dogs hair coat will insulate