Breast cancer is most often associated with humans, but dogs develop this malignancy as well. The good news is that there are many steps you can take to reduce the risk in your own canine companion.
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…
Similar to the human health and wellness space, there are innumerable supplements out there for our canine companions. In fact, the global pet supplement industry is projected to be worth over $1.05 billion by 2027. Given the growth of pet supplements and seemingly endless options, it can feel overwhelming knowing if and when your dog needs…
MSM, short for Methylsulfonylmethane, is commonly found in animals (including humans) and plants. This naturally occurring compound is used in alternative medicine as a supplement for reducing inflammation and joint pain and boosting immunity in humans. Similarly, the right dosage of MSM in dog supplements can help canines with relieving hip and joint pain and…
Covid-19 Sniffer Dogs with above 94% Accuracy. This Thursday’s game (Jan 28) against the LA Lakers will kick off the Heat’s plan to allow a limited number [about 2000 family and friends] of ticket holders to attend the game- if they can pass the sniff test, that is. Trained canines will sniff out each fan…
Your dog is barking; do they need to go out? Are they hungry? Deciphering the world of human communication is hard enough (just ask anyone who has ever been ghosted). Understanding your canine’s cues can be an even bigger challenge. But you love your pet and want to know more beyond just that salivating means they…
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.
Why not start out the new year by giving Fido a New Do. Pet owners might be stuck at home hoping for an end to COVID-19 but that doesn’t mean we can’t roll up our sleeves and turn the family room into a canine salon. It’s a fun, family project and your dog will love it.
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.
May peace prevail in your home this holiday season. The sound of the 2020 Christmas season is less sleighbells and more doorbells. As Americans skip the malls and order online this year, dogs across America are having a time.
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…
Your dog is barking; do they need to go out? Are they hungry? Deciphering the world of human communication is hard enough (just ask anyone who has ever been ghosted). Understanding your canine’s cues can be an even bigger challenge.
Good housebreaking techniques teach your new puppy to relieve himself where and when you’d like him to. Dogs instinctively mark their own territory. Therefore, your goal is to teach your puppy the boundaries of his or her territory. Housebreaking can be learned in four to eight weeks and can start when your puppy is eight weeks old.
Read on for everything you need to know about slippery elm for dogs, including what exactly it is, how to figure out the correct slippery elm dosage for dogs, and what to look for when you shop for it, with expert insight from veterinarians.
Spotting heat stroke in dogs isn’t always easy. Veterinarians say these are the signs every dog owner should know.
Over the last few years, ticks have migrated across the country and their numbers are increasing. Ticks pose a true health threat to people and pets across the country at this point. Ticks are not only lurking during the warm summertime months but are also being found as the temperatures become colder.
Keeping Pets Cool During the Dog Days of Summer. Don’t let summer’s scorching temperatures get the best of your pet this year. While you’re having fun in the sun with Fido, Veterinarian Dr. Carol Osborne, DVM shares a few tips to help keep your canine cool, safe and comfortable so you can both enjoy the outdoors.
No matter how hard you try to monitor your dog’s health, vomiting happens. Like humans, dogs vomit occasionally to expel food (or other substances) they shouldn’t have ingested. In many cases, this type of one-and-done vomiting isn’t a cause for concern.
Have you ever run your hands over your dog’s body and felt something that wasn’t there before? Lumps and bumps are not uncommon in dogs, and they can pop up seemingly overnight. Any new lump on your dog should always be checked out by a veterinarian to make sure it isn’t something dangerous like an abscess (a pocket of infection under the skin), or even cancer.
The perfect toys for your small dog depends on several factors: breed, personality, age, and health status are primary factors, says Dr. Carol Osborne, DVM, an integrated veterinarian in Ohio.
There’s a weight problem in America and it isn’t just affecting humans. The most recent statistics classify the majority of dogs in the U.S.—56%—as overweight or obese. While that makes obesity a major health crisis for dogs, it’s a problem that’s often overlooked, as many pet owners may not even realize their pets are overweight.
If you, Fido and Fluffy are quarantined to your home because of COVID-19, chances are you may feel a bit “blue” having had your life basically turned upside down. Your pets likely feel the same way. To counteract living under a quarantine and feeling isolated here are a few tips to help and your pets make the best of this time.
Coronavirus – COVID 19 Update: When it comes to man’s best friend, the nose knows. Thanks to their extraordinary sense of smell, dogs are already proven to be skilled at detecting diseases like malaria and cancer in humans.
Dogs are truly man’s best friend! Today more so than ever before. Researchers are in the process of training dogs to detect the Coronavirus responsible for today’s worldwide pandemic.
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.