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.
CBD and marijuana are both cannabis plants but they’re two different strains entirely. So CBD is derived from industrial hemp and has virtually no THC
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.
This holiday season be sure to safeguard your prescriptions and medications! Keep all your prescriptions and over the counter medicines tucked away and out of your pets reach. Remind holiday guests to store their medications safely as well.
Try to decorate your home according to the age, activity level and temperament of your pets and children. If they are young and active, consider homemade expendable ornaments. These are also a great, safe and fun family project.
Pet owners are looking high and low for reputable sources of pot for their pets. The internet is filled with marketing hype, claims and testimonials about the amazing effects of the “weed” with the ever-popular CBD Oil at the forefront.
Traveling with pets is today’s latest rage with record numbers of pets and their people getting ready to embark either by car, plane, boat or train. Nearly 20 million pets mostly dogs are expected to be traveling this holiday season posing all kinds of thorny hospitality issues for canines, as well as their owners and guests.
For many dog owners, public events like street and beach festivals definitely make the list of must-do dog activities. But in the rush to share the festivities with your beloved canine, you want to make sure that pet safety doesn’t take a back seat to fun. “My feeling about taking your dog to a street…
The Halloween decor you choose for your party is more important than you think. Even though this holiday doesn’t involve turkey bones, toxic plants and other obvious pet hazards, it still presents plenty of pet safety issues. Here are a few Halloween safety hazards to avoid when decorating so your four-legged friends can enjoy the…
For all of our pet loving friends, I thought your furry companions might enjoy a social life! Does Fido have an Instagram? Well if not maybe its time for a PETZBE account. Well what is PETZBE and why should my dog. Cat, snake, lion, goldfish, or Charmander be on it? Ok, to be fair we are not sure if there is an official position on Pokemon but it seems like they should be allowed to.
Pet Moving is a disruptive process for everyone—and that includes our furry friends. Whether the move is down the block or across the country, it can stress a pet out or even trigger behavioral issues. “After being weaned, moving is the second-biggest stressor in a pet’s life,” says Dr. Carol Osborne, D.V.M., an integrative veterinarian at Ohio’s Chagrin Falls Veterinary Center and Pet Clinic.
Since 1996 when voters gave physicians in certain states’ rights to prescribe medical marijuana for their patients, cannabis has become legal either for medical or recreational use, in 29 states as well as the District of Columbia. Unfortunately, under Federal law marijuana is still illegal, it is classified as a Schedule 1 Drug with a…
Despite their small size, sprouts pack a nutritional wallop with vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, antioxidants and protein. Dogs, birds, horses and even cats enjoy the crunch, as well as the health benefits.
If your beloved pet suddenly stops eating their food, suddenly got sick, and you believe it’s the result of their food, you must do your due diligence and report this to the necessary agencies. If the food had a bad odor, foreign objects, or signs of mold, or off-color do not feed it!
Fellow Pet Lovers, I wanted to share this note I received from a pet owner whose 4 dogs have become sickened from Blue Buffalo Dog Food about 6 months ago. She is hoping to collaborate with other pet owners whose dogs and/or cats have suffered health issues because of eating Blue Buffalo pet foods.
Fellow Pet Lovers: Dr. Carol is sharing pet food news and details about the two current Blue Buffalo/Blue Wilderness Class Action Lawsuits. Neither Dr. Carol nor Chagrin Falls Pet Clinic, is affiliated or involved with the lawsuit or has any relationship with the company making Blue Buffalo/Blue Wilderness Pet Foods.
Dr. Carol Osborne is an author and integrative veterinarian for twenty plus years. A pioneer in anti-aging medicine and longevity research for pets, she revealed the fantastic extrasensory and paranormal powers of animals.
Here are some great natural cat and dog flea remedies from Dr. Carol Osborne, Chagrin Falls Veterinary Center. Purchase a good flea comb and use it every day to remove adult fleas from your animals’ coats. This will provide instant relief as well as helping you keep tabs on the flea population. Bathe your pets…
We have had many pet owners inquire as to whether or not various batches of Blue Buffalo are still tainted with LEAD due to the ongoing Class Action Law Suit. Truthfully Blue Buffalo and Blue Wilderness Pet Foods have been plaqued with an 8 Year Pet Food Recall; -the biggest Pet Food Recall in the…
If you’re planning a vacation this New Year and plan to travel with Fido and/or Fluffy, you’re in luck! The fact is traveling with pets has become the latest rage. Not only have nearly 40,000 pet-friendly venues opened their doors to pet travelers, they are competing for your business and are ready, willing and able…
Pet Safety During the Holiday Season. Keeping your pets safe is paramount around Christmas. Cookie dough, raisins, grapes, macadamia nuts and coffee are all on the naughty list when it comes to pets this holiday season and all year round.
Blue Buffalo and Blue Wilderness Dog Foods have been represented in their marketing as whole food, holistic, natural, healthy choices
Pet-Proof Christmas Trees. How to Pet-Proof Your Christmas Tree If you love the holidays, you’ve probably been looking forward to decorating the Christmas tree all year. And as a pet parent, you know that your furry family members want to be included, too.
Litter box problems can be frustrating to deal with, but don’t despair. One important thing to keep in mind is that a cat not using the litter box is usually a sign that something is amiss, rather than a random act of defiance. Once you figure out what’s bothering your kitty, you can start making changes to get things back to normal.
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? Read on to find out more.
Halloween Candy and Your Pets. It’s a trick-or-treating tradition: Dump the night’s candy haul onto the living room floor to pick out the gems, or do some horse trading with siblings or friends.
Don’t get caught at the last minute in the event of a hurricane or other natural disaster. Make sure you take precautions today to ensure your pet’s safety as well as your own.Prepare ahead for your pets and family. Plan your evacuation now especially if you live in an area prone to flooding. Don’t leave your pets behind.
In the event of a disaster, families must evacuate quickly and may not be able to bring their pets along. These pets are often left to fend for themselves and most of them are never reunited with their owners. In order to curb the effects of these horrific events, the veterinary industry and several non-profit organizations are working together to care for pets and help reunite them with their families.