When spending Valentine’s Day with your furry companion this year, remember that some love tokens can harm pets! Pet adoptions have hit all-time highs. According to the Humane Society of the United States, many of these adoptions are by first-time pet parents seeking companionship to try to cope with the loneliness and isolation caused by…
It’s easy to understand why some cats crave tuna, mice, and salmon. But tape? Why would a cat eat that? Surprisingly, it’s a phenomenon that a lot of cat owners are familiar with. The simple fact is: some kitties love tape. In fact, there are several cat blogs that are full of tales about their sassy…
Unfortunately, ear infections in dogs are pretty common. If left untreated, they can get really bad, spreading to the inner ear and putting your dog at risk for deafness, facial paralysis, eye issues, or worse. “The ear canal is a dark, damp, deep environment that doesn’t get a lot of air,” explains Dr. Carol Osborne,…
This year’s stubborn pandemic promises to upend the holiday habits and traditions of many — and that increases concern among leading veterinarians. “Before this pandemic, people would have concerns about houseguests feeding table scraps that may be unhealthy or even dangerous to their cats,” says Jason Nicholas, BVetMed, a veterinarian and pet safety advocate in…
Sportmix Pet food and Midwestern Pet Food, both made in Oklahoma have been recalled by the FDA. Deadly levels of Aflatoxins have been found in the corn contained in these pet foods. Aflatoxin is a toxin produced by the mold Aspergillus flavus. It it toxic to the liver of dogs and cats.As of January 11,…
Are you and your canine guilty of over indulging this holiday season? Do you feel like you both packed on a few extra pounds? Why not start out 2021 by getting back in shape along with Fido. Here are a few fun exercises you and your canine can enjoy at home to rid those extra pounds together.
According to Dr. Carol Osborne, a world-renowned veterinarian, one of the most important things to remember, specifically with dogs, is to cover their feet.
Relax, enjoy and celebrate this holiday with your family, friends and dogs and cats. That’s the way most of us remember the Thanksgiving holiday. Unfortunately, 2020 has been an unusually tough year as we struggled to ward off Covid-19, stay healthy and remain employed. The stress alone is overwhelming! Stress doesn’t just affect people, it…
It’s easy to understand why some cats crave tuna, mice, and salmon. But tape? Why would a cat eat that? Surprisingly, it’s a phenomenon that a lot of cat owners are familiar with. The simple fact is: some kitties love tape.
What are pet owners most important considerations to keep their pets safe from the Coronavirus pandemic and how to stay busy with pets and live while under quarantine. The current coronavirus pandemic has alarmed pet owners worldwide. Experts continue to believe that pets, including dogs and cats are not able to become infected nor are they able to transmit the COVID-19 disease to people.
To all of our Pet Loving Clients, Chagrin Falls Pet Clinic will remain open during this COVID-19 Pandemic and Dr. Carol will continue to provide needed veterinary services Monday through Saturday, by appointment.
Pet owners concerned about whether or not their dog may have contracted COVID-19 can now get answers. Assuming you have a logical reason to back up your claim, call your veterinarian and ask for your dog to be tested.
What risk does COVID-19 pose to Dogs & Cats? Currently, according to the U.S. Center for Disease Control [CDC] there is no evidence that pets, specifically dogs and cats can transmit the Corona virus causing COVID-19 to people. The Center for Disease Control does, however, recommend minimizing contact with pets for individuals currently experiencing signs of COVID-19.
A quick email to update you on the current protocol we have adopted in the face of the coronavirus concerns that are shared by all. Dr. Carol wants to ensure you that she is taking steps to be extra vigilant all throughout our Veterinary Clinic and has put many safeguards in place to protect our pet patient parents, and our staff.
Pets require vaccinations to stay healthy and fight off preventable illnesses. According to Dr. Carol Osborne, a veterinarian at Chagrin Falls Pet Clinic in South Russell, and Dr. Arthur Wohlfeiler, a veterinarian at Lyndhurst Animal Clinic in Lyndhurst, vaccination differ for breeds, sizes and species.
Humans aren’t the only ones who tend to pack on a few extra pounds during the winter months. Our pets are susceptible to some unwanted weight gain as well. Being just ten percent overweight reduces your pet’s life span by one-third and predisposes him or her to a variety of disorders ranging from arthritis and diabetes to cancer and heart disease.
All cat parents should know the most common plants that are poisonous to cats. Whether in your yard or in your home, you’ll want to keep certain plants and flowers away from your feline companions. The toxicity of various plants and flowers can range from mild to severe, depending on the poisonous component of the plant.
When the holidays roll around, many people use festive plants to amplify the holiday spirit in their homes. Unfortunately, some popular holiday plants are not safe for our pets—and it’s not always easy to know which ones are dangerous. Are poinsettias poisonous to dogs?
The holidays are a time of family gatherings, good cheer, and unfortunately for many pet owners, emergency trips to the veterinary hospital. That’s right, while there is a lot to love about all the winter festivities December holds, there are also some surprising risks that the season presents to the furriest members of our households.
The Best Way to Treat Dry Skin on Cats, According to Veterinarians. Everything you need to know about the causes, symptoms, and treatments. Just like humans, dry skin on cats is a common condition — especially when the weather turns cooler in the winter and we crank up the indoor heat. Not only can dry skin on cats be uncomfortable for our pets, causing itching and even possibly leading to skin infections when they scratch, but it can be problematic for humans, too — given that it can lead to excess dander and shedding, which can worsen human allergies to cats.
For most of us, the holidays are a time to eat, drink and be merry with good friends and family. Holistic veterinarian and author, Dr. Carol Osborne, DVM., offers pet lovers tips to refresh your pet IQ and offers some helpful hints so the Yuletide traditions are as merry for you as they are for your pets.
Wintertime Safety Tips for Dogs and Cats can be challenging, but to keep our dogs and cats healthy and happy you should know the following. 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 essential safety tips to get your furry friend through these frigid months without a trip to the vet’s office.
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.
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.
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.