Pet owners are trying to save money in many ways, but according to veterinarian, Dr. Carol Osborne, DVM of Chagrin Falls, Ohio stopping your dog’s heartworm prevention should not be one of them.
With Spring in the air, many homeowners and gardeners are sure to be outside getting their hands dirty. But veterinarians say cocoa mulch made by Hershey’s has a sweet-smell attractive to pets
In a time of crisis, many people consider giving blood as a means to help victims of war, natural disasters or even terrorist attack. But when tragedy occurs, what happens when your pets need blood? How do veterinarians cope with an immediate need for these vital fluids?
Fortunately, animal blood banks exist and can help insure that your pet gets the right blood product and the right type of blood for any injury or illness. Historically, most veterinarians used their own pets as a reservoir for emergencies, but too often, transfusion reactions occurred and many pets died.
Blood types are well known in humans and our pets are just as complex. Cats, as an example, have three main blood types (A, B, and AB) while dogs actually have more than a dozen different blood groups. Problems occur when pets of one blood type receive blood from a different blood type and often the resulting reaction can be catastrophic or even deadly.
Beyond typing the blood, animal blood banks can also help cross match samples of donor and recipient blood. This procedure further insures that no unplanned reactions happen when the patient receives the blood. Typing and cross matching is common in human hospitals and is just now becoming the standard for our pets as well.
Interested pet owners can talk with their veterinarians about animal blood drives happening in their local area. Often, blood collected locally is used to save pet lives across town or even across the country
Pet products recalled. More than 1100 pet products have been recalled, including several dozen pet treats. The recall issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Cherry eye is by definition a prolapse of the gland of the 3rd eyelid, which is also referred to as the Nictitans or Lacrimal (tear) gland. Some refer to this gland as the “Haws.”
As summer time and warmer weather approaches, Ticks often become an issue for many pets and their people. Ticks can infect your dog with Lyme disease
Although pets have yet to be been reported ill, several people have become ill and the numbers are rising. To date, 485 people were sickened and six have died after eating the tainted peanut butter products.
January 27, 2009: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have confirmed the sources of tainted pet peanut butter products containing Salmonella bacteria.
The economy is in bad shape and may be for years. Whether it’s the stock market falling or crazy bail outs, saving money in tough economic times is a challenge
As a reward for being our constant companions, in sickness and heath, many pets are now included in their owner’s wills. Celebrities like Oprah Winfrey and Betty White, along with millions of other pet owners
Pets like people suffer from cancer; in fact it’s the number one cause of death for both species today. Purdue University, College of Veterinary Medicine is on the forefront of new research that may offer new hope for some pets.
The following dog and cat pet foods have been recalled by the Mars Pet Care in the United States:
Dogs diagnosed with a very common type of cancer called Lymphoma now have new hope due to the efforts of veterinarians at North Carolina State School of Veterinary Medicine.
Moldy food in your trash may contain fungal toxins that can make pets very ill and in some cases has a fatal outcome. Beyond the dangers of chicken bones and other inedible items, there is another good reason to keep your pet away from the garbage. Some moldy foods can contain a fungal toxin referred to as a mycotoxin that can cause nerve disorders and muscle tremors in dogs and cats. veterinarian and author, Dr. Carol Osborne,D.V.M. offers tips to keep your pets safe and help avoid moldy food issues.
Multivitamins for Your Dog. There are many multivitamin supplements now available that will satisfy the basic daily requirements a pet needs to maintain a good quality of life.
People and pets are both suffering from expanding waistlines. It’s a fact that nearly half of America is overweight, and today that statistic holds true for pets as well.
Dr. Carol Osborne offers pet lovers worldwide up to date, accurate and factual information regarding the pet food recall.
Antioxidants. For at least the last 15-20 years, the word antioxidant has become part of the vernacular. Today, their importance has by no means diminished
The results of a new study conducted by researchers in France suggest that selenium levels decrease with age, which may contribute to a loss of neurological abilities in elderly pets and people.
Mice resistant to cancer have been created in a breakthrough that could lead to a treatment free of side-effects for people and pets.
Thyroid Disease in Cats. There have recently been reports in the media linking exposure to flame retardants and Thyroid Disease in cats. Specifically, they have been associated with Hyperthyroidism
Since cancer cells grow on carbohydrates, we reduce the carbohydrates as much as possible, to retard the growth of the cancer and we replace the carbohydrates with fat to supply appropriate energy needs for the dog.
A mouse resistant to cancer, even highly-aggressive types, has been created by researchers at the University of Kentucky. The breakthrough stems from a discovery by UK College of Medicine professor of radiation medicine Vivek Rangnekar
Recalled foods found to contain deadly combination. Veterinary Toxicologists at UC Davis have discovered the toxicity of the chemicals behind the deaths of approximately 16 pets in the United States this year.
Breast Cancer in Pets. As with humans, beloved household pets can also develop cancer in the breast tissue — known in animals as mammary cancer.
Rabies. Garner health officials issued a rabies notice Wednesday for residents and visitors in Wake County. A case of rabies was confirmed Wednesday in a raccoon, and a dog was exposed to the virus
Canine Cancer. Potential new cancer vaccine may help pets and people too! Canine Cancer is a scary word for everyone.
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
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.
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.