How To Know When It’s Time To Euthanize Your Family Pet. According to a Harris Poll survey, more than three in five American households have at least one pet. Of those pet owners, 95 percent consider their furry friends to be part of the family.
Between sparklers and fireworks displays, the loud noises and strange smells can be particularly difficult for cats. While Independence Day parties can be an exciting way to spend time with friends and family, the festivities can be hard for your pets.
Our pets aren’t just pets, they’re our friends and family members, too. So sometimes, a family vacation isn’t complete without them. Whether you’re driving a couple hours or flying across the country, there are some important variables to consider when you travel with a pet.
Your Pet’s Carbon Footprint: Earth Friendly Facts, Tips and Pet Remedies for Dogs & Cats. Pets, like most other individuals on earth, do impact the environment and leave their carbon print. In general, it’s important to keep your pet as healthy as possible, schedule annual veterinary visits, check blood profiles for senior-aged pets, and do…
When it comes to post-operative care for pets, there’s no such thing as “standard procedure.” That’s because each cat and dog surgery and each pet is different. “Post-op specifics will vary depending on your pet’s age and condition, as well as the exact type of surgery involved,” says Dr. Carol Osborne, DVM, an integrative veterinarian…
Your Christmas tree presents several hazards for cats, curious kittens and playful puppies. Ornaments: use non-breakable-pet proof, home-made ornaments. They are safe for pets and fun for the whole family. Try using cardboard, plastic, dried nontoxic flowers, fabric, wood and pinecones. Put small breakable ornaments up high on your tree. Hooks can easily penetrate pet’s tongues,…
Were all familiar with the FLU. This year a rare strain of bird flu has infected nearly 50 cats in a New York City animal shelter. The virus, identified as H7N2, is spreading directly from cat to cat. This marks a first for this viral strain of bird flu. This is a health concern for…
How to be Cats Safe and Stress-Free this Fourth of July. Keep your cats inside- especially if they are outdoor cats. Cats are often victim to sparklers and chaos over the weekend so it is best to keep them out of harm’s way. If you’re having a busy home which would be unusual for your cat,…
Vomiting & Diarrhea Remedies Herbal Pet Tea Vomiting/Indigestion Recipe: First withhold food & water for 4-6 hours. Then prepare this herbal recipe Pour 8oz (250ml) boiling water over 1 tbsp. (15ml) chamomile flowers, steep 15 minutes, strain and dilute with an equal amount of distilled water. Wait until tea is cooled to room temperature. Give…
Usual signs of a cat cold would include the following: Runny/Watery Eyes Eye Discharge Wheezing or Sneezing Runny/Snotty Covered Nose Loss of Appetite Easy things to do at home: Put your cat in a bathroom while the shower is running with hot water, the steam from the shower will help to open up your cat’s…
Yes, noise phobia, stress and anxiety are all interrelated and are all rooted in the same orientation. Stress to any pet or person can be caused by a multitude of reasons, but at the end of the day a noise, sound, or even change in a pet’s daily routine can be a cause of stress and anxiety.
Pet Winter Time Safety Tips for Dogs & Cats: Each year as the seasons change, outdoor temperatures drop and the snow starts to fly, it’s a good time for ..
Feline Lymphoma is one of the most common types of cat cancer. This type of feline cancer is usually associated with the Feline Leukemia Virus. Occasionally the Feline Immunodeficiency Virus has been implicated.
Most cats vomit occasionally which in an otherwise healthy cat is generally not a reason to worry. Feline vomiting that persists for over 72 hours with or without signs of illness can indicate a more severe problem and should be addressed.
Over 75% of our cats have passed middle age and are entering their “golden years”. To call a cat old, one mustn’t consider chronological age, but rather physiological condition.
Save a Life: Learn How to Detect Your Dogs Vital Signs. Being able to accurately detect and determined your dog’s vital signs can make the difference between life and death!
The Anti-Aging “A” Natural Pet Supplement List for Your Dog & Cat compiled by Dr. Carol Osborne at Chagrin Falls Veterinary and Pet Clinic
Pet Antioxidants: Benefits for Dogs & Cats. Your pet’s body naturally contains many antioxidants that work together, in a variety of ways to help protect and insure your pet’s health.
Feline Asthma. It is estimated that over 800,000 domestic cats suffer from feline asthma – is your cat one of these statistics?
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.
Easter is a favorite holiday for kids and adults alike. Family and church gatherings are often filled with delicious foods and candy treats, not to mention Easter egg hunts that are enjoyed by the young and old alike.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Dear Dr. Carol, I wanted to give you an update on my cat, Samantha. She’s almost back to herself.
Hello Cat Lovers, I want to share this note I received with all of you: Two weeks ago, I received a desperate phone call from a woman with an 18 year old cat, named Angel
Pet lovers whose dogs and cats have to endure the cold winter weather may want to brush up on their wintertime pet health IQ to help keep Fido and Fluffy warm and safe while frolicking in the snow.