How To Choose A Legitimately Healthy And Safe Natural Dog Food

How To Choose A Legitimately Healthy And Safe Natural Dog Food

Safe Natural Dog Food. Does grain-free matter? Should you splurge on the fresh stuff? We’ve got the answers, plus brands to buy.

It’s tough enough figuring out what you should eat, let alone your dog. Walk into any pet store, and dozens of foods assault you, all screaming for your attention through adorable graphics and easy-to-believe claims. Yet don’t be so easily fooled. 

5 Homemade Dog Treats That Are Healthier, Safer, And Cheaper Than Store-Bought

5 Homemade Dog Treats That Are Healthier, Safer, And Cheaper Than Store-Bought

Homemade Dog Treats: Dog treats are a lot like snack foods for people: Fun in moderation—as long as you pick ones that are made with clean, wholesome ingredients. Problem is, most conventional dog treats don’t exactly fit that bill. It’s not uncommon for those store-bought biscuits and chews to contain sketchy additives, colors, or preservatives.

Veterinary Industry Helps Pets in Disasters

Veterinary Industry Helps Pets in Disasters by Dr. Carol Osborne

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.

How to Care for Your Pet After Surgery

How to Care for Your Pet After Surgery

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…

Keeping Pets Safe from Decorations

Keeping Pets Safe from Decorations

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,…

Stoned Doggies Dangers vs. Benefits of Pet Marijuana

Stoned Doggies Dangers vs. Benefits of Pet Marijuana

As of June, half of the states and the District of Columbia have legalized the use of medical marijuana for humans. People wonder if it’s also suited for pets, too, and need to investigate the parameters and consequences carefully. “It’s not legal in any state for veterinarians to prescribe or recommend medical marijuana,” says Dr.…

Can Small Animals Live with Dogs?

Can Small Animals Live with Dogs?

Whether you’re welcoming a Guinea pig into your dog-loving home or adding a new dog to your family of rabbit owners, introducing a small animal to a dog requires patience, love and consistency, said Carol Osborne, DVM and Integrative Veterinarian. In most cases, she says, initial tolerance can lead to lasting friendships. While there are…