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.
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.
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.
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.
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.