During these chilly, winter months, it can be challenging to keep our dogs and cats healthy and happy. The cold weather often brings a slew of potential problems to avoid when it comes to keeping Fido and Fluffy out of trouble. Dr. Carol Osborne, DVM offers a few essentials to get your furry friend through these frigid months without a trip to the vet’s office.
For most of us the holidays are a time to eat, drink and be merry with good friends and family. Our resident pet expert, the holistic veterinarian and author, Dr. Carol Osborne, DVM, offers pet lovers tips to refresh your pet IQ and offers some helpful hints so this Thanksgiving Holiday is joyous for you and your family as it is for your canine and feline companions.
For Cold Winter Weather for Dogs & Cats Thermometer: Acceptable rectal temperatures for dogs and cats ~100-103.5 degrees Fahrenheit. Note: The Classic normal rectal temperature is 101.5 for dogs and cats Pet First Aid – What do you do if your dog gets too cold? Temperatures below 20 degrees Fahrenheit are too cold for most…
This Halloween, enjoy the festivities with your pets. Integrative Veterinarian Dr. Carol Osborne, DMV offers a few simple safety tips for pets and their owners to help ensure fun for all while trick or treating this season.
Although it is still not legal for veterinarians to prescribe in any state, it is still being sold. CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio — Dogs are kind of like people. They get older, they have issues and they need medical care.
Is Your Dog Urinating Too Much? Is your dog peeing in odd places? What’s the real problem…is it mental or physical? Just the other day, Carole, the proud owner of Murphy a 10-year-old Westie casually mentioned he had been having “accidents” in the house for the last 8 months.
The best way to deal with these pests: Head them off before they set up camp. Ugh, fleas. We hate them, our pets hate them—and the best way to avoid them is through prevention.
Humans have been using essentials oils for thousands of years to treat a myriad of health issues. But can essential oils penetrate fur or be safe for pets to ingest or inhale? Essential oils aren’t just pleasantly aromatic oils that freshen rooms. They can help calm anxiety, relieve flu symptoms and help the body return to homeostasis. Humans aren’t the only species to reap the benefits of essential oils.
Poor kitty— those nasty fleas are making him miserable, and he’s itching and scratching like crazy. Here’s how to help your feline start purring again. We’re not trying to say, “I told you so,” but Brendan Russi, DVM, of Banfield Pet Hospital in Vancouver, Washington, can’t stress enough how year-round flea prevention is far more preferable to flea treatment for cats.
With temperatures soaring you need to keep your pets cool this summer and avoid pet heat stroke. Pets don’t sweat! That’s a fact. Knowing when your pet is overheating is key to avoiding canine heat stroke this summer.
If you’re one of the 2 million Americans planning to travel with Fido this Independence Day, it’s time to bone up on your pet travel IQ so the holiday is as fun for you as it is for your canine companion. Today the number of pet friendly commercial venues available to people traveling with Fido…
This year millions of Americans plan to celebrate Independence Day along with their dogs. Whether you’re traveling or enjoying the festivities in your own backyard boning up on your Independence Day Pet Safety tips helps to ensure the celebration is safe and fun filled for you, Fido and Fluffy. Be sure your pets have well-fitting…
Martha Stewart is collaborating with cannabis company Canopy Growth on a new line of CBD products that will focus on pets and eventually extend to people.
Start getting yourself and your pets ready as early as possible — but also trust that it will all work out in the end. It’s the ultimate dilemma for pet parents who become human parents: How do I show my dog or cat I still love them once I have a baby? How do I ensure my pet doesn’t hate my child?
Just as humans are urged to be prepared for natural disasters at all times, it is equally important that we remember to prepare for our four-legged family members who cannot fend for themselves in a time of crisis.
Excess body weight is an important factor as it relates to the risk of developing tumors and cancer in dogs and cats. Simply put extra pounds increase your pet’s risk of developing cancer. If your dog or cat is 15 percent or more above his or her ideal weight, he is obese. Being just 10% percent overweight decreases your pets healthy life span by one-third and predisposes him to heart, liver and kidney disease as well as to arthritis, diabetes, and cancer.
Holidays are favorites for family gatherings, cheers and lots of delicious goodies. Here are a few tips to help ensure your holiday weekend is as joyous for you as it is for Fido and Fluffy. First and foremost be sure your 4-footed companions are healthy, have updated ID tags and a properly fitted collar. Take a few safety precautions and use lots of every day common sense!
The arrival of warmer weather means that your pet’s coat may start shedding like crazy to compensate for the rising temperatures. To help handle the sudden influx of stray pet fur, it is important to have the right supplies in your cat or dog grooming kit.
Martha Stewart and Canopy Growth Are Collaborating on CBD Products for Pets But is CBD Oil for Pets Totally Safe? Here’s What you should know.
Martha Stewart is collaborating with cannabis company Canopy Growth on a new line of CBD products that will focus on pets and eventually extend to people. CBD products have spiked in popularity due to some promising research surrounding its ability to treat certain health conditions. Experts explain how CBD products may affect the health of your pets.
Veterinary science has come a long way in the past decade. Pets are living longer, healthier and happier lives thanks to scientific developments such as transplants, new cancer treatments and even stem cell therapy. Here are some of the incredible things our pets now have access to thanks to advancements in veterinary science.
Because there have been so many tainted pet foods ands products Dr. Carol is offering a brief summary of available sources that pet owners might find handy when in need.
If you plan to travel with a pet this winter, it’s important to be mindful of cold weather safety issues. After all, frigid temperatures aren’t pleasant for you or your pet. If you’re considering flying or driving somewhere with your dog or cat, here are some winter travel safety tips to help ensure you reach your destination safely.
Holidays promise joy and celebration, but the festivities can also lead to stress and anxiety for people and pets. It is important to remember that visiting strangers, a tree, shiny ornaments, gifts to sniff and food to beg for can pose danger for pets.
Whether you’re bringing in the New Year with Champagne and fireworks or watching the ball drop on TV, here are a few last-minute pet safety tips to help ensure this New Year’s celebration is safe and fun filled for you, Fido and Fluffy.
This New Year, over half of America’s pet lovers plan to celebrate the festivities along with their 4-legged furry friends. In fact, traveling with pets has become the latest rage. Not only have nearly 50,000 pet-friendly venues opened their doors to pet travelers, but they are also competing for your business and are ready, willing and able to pamper your pooch and cater to your every whim.
During these cold months, it can be challenging to keep our pets healthy and happy. The cold weather often brings a slew of things to watch out for when it comes to keeping Fido and Fluffy out of trouble. Dr. Carol Osborne, DVM offers a few essentials to get your furry friend through these frigid months without a trip to the vet’s office.
FDA Pet Food Alert: Vitamin D Toxicity: Toxic levels of Vitamin D have been found in several brands of dry pet food. These brands are being recalled and the list of tainted pet foods is rapidly growing. The problem is that excess levels of Vitamin D-70% above normal levels has been detected in these pet foods. Excess Vitamin D can lead to kidney failure and potentially Lymphoma cancer.
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On November 12, 2018, the Class Action Lawsuit, filed in the state of Colorado was amended to state the following …
Houseplants are actually more of a problem for cats as opposed to canines. TIP: Consider safe alternatives such as artificial arrangements made from silk.