Arthritis in Cats. Have you noticed your cat seems to no longer enjoy some previous activities, like bird watching from a window sill, or nosing through your kitchen cabinets?
Emergency Preparedness. Today is Animal Disaster Preparedness Day. 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
Pet owners often seek information on how to help their pet enjoy a long, full, healthy life. As the world’s only veterinarian certified in anti-aging medicine, there is no better authority on this subject than Dr Carol Osborne
Skunk Smell. The grass is green, the sun is adding warmth to our days, and the flowers smell great! But what is that other smell? Oh, yes… the skunks are out and about.
Supplements for Cats. Just as humans can contract Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) that leads to AIDS, cats can acquire Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) resulting in feline or kitty AIDS.
Ringworm. Occurring three times more often in cats than dogs, ringworm (dermatophytosis) is the most common fungal infection in the world in animals.
Hyper Pups and Fraidy Cats. Our pets love to move, it seems, though sometimes not in ways we would expect. When our pets are much more active than we expect, we sometimes refer to them as being hyperactive.
Tornadoes ravaged the Midwest and Southern states recently. Homes were destroyed, businesses ruined, and lives were lost.
While all work and no play can make Jack a dull boy, the results can be even worse for Jack’s pet friends.
Pet Food Labels. Pet food is big business with over 65 million households in the United States being home to one or more dogs.
Yesterday we discussed the signs and symptoms of feline asthma, a breathing disorder that affects nearly 800,000 domestic cats.
Feline Asthma. It is estimated that over 800,000 domestic cats suffer from feline asthma – is your cat one of these statistics?
Pet Costs. Just a short note today, folks.. just want to pass along a couple of things that seemed overlooked in an article I read today.
The pet aging process is affected by lifestyle (70%) and genetics (30%). Up to 90 percent of diseases in pets are due to the degenerative processes associated with aging.
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.
Homemade Pet Meals. As we wrap up our week-long series on delicious homemade pet recipes, these last two are known as favorites among those with padded paws!
Cats demand foods that are both tasty and pleasing to their noses. While some cats will eat only meat or fish, many enjoy a variety in their diet.
Pet Breakfast Recipes. Holistic veterinarian recommends feeding your pet twice each day, so starting them off with a healthy and filling breakfast is important!
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.
Veterinarians treat a variety of conditions in dogs and cats, and a report out today reveals the most common diagnoses in animal clinics for the year 2011.
As we continue to spend time working on updating and upgrading, we’ve had a few loyal readers to send some encouraging thoughts our way via email.
Pet Cancer. According to the Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University (CSU), cancer is the number one cause of death in pets. Over 50% of dogs and cats age 10 and older die from cancer. 90% of Golden Retrievers diagnosed with cancer die, regardless of the therapy implemented. Recent studies indicate that nearly 80 %…
Dr Carol was recently contacted by a dog owner who was concerned regarding the pain medication prescribed by her veterinarian for her arthritic dog.
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.
Cats suffering for irritable bowel disease are often prescribed a special diet by their veterinarian. Because the new diet is a change from their normal eating habits, many cats resist eating for a period of time.
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.
Fleas are common during the spring and summer months, and they can make life miserable for pets and humans alike. For every one flea you do see on your pet
Does your adult dog suffer from itchy skin that is characterized by red sores or patches? The cause may be canine Erythema Multiforme or (EM). Canine Erythema Multiform has been associated with a variety of factors and may affect dogs, cats, and even humans!
Pet Allergy Remedies. Continuing the discussion on pet allergies, today Dr Carol Osborne, DVM, offers insight into complementary and alternative remedies for pets who suffer from allergies.
Yesterday we discussed causes of pet allergies and signs that you pet may be having an allergic reaction. Today, let’s look at what you can do to make your pet more comfortable if you believe your dog or cat has allergies.