Protect Pets from Heat Stroke this Summer: Tips to Enjoy the Summer Sun Safely for Fido & Fluffy

Protect Pets from Heat Stroke this Summer: Tips to Enjoy the Summer Sun Safely for Fido & Fluffy

Summer sunshine is nice, but temperatures have been soaring to extremes lately. How much sun is too much when it comes to your canine companion? Yes, pets can get heat stroke too! The owner was frantic. Just an hour before, her Frenchie, Sambo, was playing in the yard. Now, he was listless and having trouble…

Is Your Pet Better Off With You In The Exam Room at the Vet or Not?

Is Your Pet Better Off With You In The Exam Room at the Vet or Not?

Veterinarians weigh in on whether you should accompany your pet in the exam room – or let them fly solo. Whenever I bring my dog, Banshee, to see her vet, I’m faced with multiple anxieties. Sure, most revolve around cost, just as it does when I take myself to the human doctor and worry what insurance…

Pet Heat Stroke is No Joke

Pet Heat Stroke is No Joke

Summer may not have officially arrived, but outdoor temperatures have soared nationwide. Many well-meaning pet owners who take their pooches outside to enjoy long walks notice their dogs are reluctant to tag along. This veterinarian and author have had several clients comment on their dogs’ lack of energy, pep, and stamina… So what’s wrong with Fido? After…

Common Mistakes In Pet Ownership – A Vet Weighs In

Common Mistakes In Pet Ownership – A Vet Weighs In

Despite the deep affection and well-meaning intentions most pet parents hold for their animals, it is not uncommon for them to inadvertently make mistakes that can affect their pet’s health and well-being. These errors often stem from a lack of knowledge rather than a deficiency of care or love. Understanding the subtleties of pet healthcare,…

dog beds

The 5 Best Dog Beds for Chewers

It’s frustrating seeing your dog reduce a new dog bed to a pile of fluff. While no dog bed is one hundred percent chew-proof, uniquely resistant bed designs and materials like ripstop fabrics, heavy-duty canvas, ballistic nylon, or even ultra-thick denim can thwart many chewers. “For dogs that like to chew, high-quality, chew- and water-proof…

ginger for dogs

Ginger for Dogs: Vets on What You Need to Know Before Feeding the Spice to Your Pup

You’ve probably heard that consuming ginger can be beneficial for your own health and well-being. Ginger for Dogs – So you may have wondered if it’s safe to give ginger to your dog. After all, besides enhancing the flavor of various culinary dishes, the spice has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. In fact, research shows consuming ginger…

Dog Dementia

Dog Dementia: Symptoms, Treatments & How to Stave It Off

Advances in veterinary medicine mean that our dogs are living longer than they used to in decades past. This is, of course, a great thing, but with old age comes aging-related diseases like dog dementia (referred to as canine cognitive dysfunction syndrome, or CDS, in the veterinary world). Canine CDS is similar to Alzheimer’s disease in people. We’re seeing more…

Dog Shelters

Shelters Are Turning Away Dogs Right Now. Here’s Why You Should Foster Them

Rescues and shelters need you to take on foster dogs this winter as a respiratory illness spreads. As if we haven’t dealt with enough mysterious sicknesses over the past few years, there’s now one affecting our pups. A strange and contagious respiratory illness, dubbed canine infectious respiratory disease complex (CIRDC), has been working its way around…

Holiday Survival Guide -13 Hints & Tips for our Furry Pet Friends

Holiday Survival Guide -13 Hints & Tips for our Furry Pet Friends

Helpful Pet Tips for avoiding the Vet’s office. The Holidays are upon us and as always, here is out annual holiday survival guide. This means tasty treats, special decorations, and for many, a trip to the vet’s office. This time of year is usually just as stressful for our pets as it is for us.…

Holistic Remedy’s to Boost Immunity & Combat Respiratory Illnesses Naturally!

Holistic Remedy’s to Boost Immunity & Combat Respiratory Illnesses Naturally!

Alternative Therapies including natural foods and herbal remedies can effectively help boost immunity and prevent and treat Respiratory Illnesses both Viral and Bacterial in Nature There are some natural foods and herbs that are effective against flu type viruses and some that should be avoided.  These natural remedies and herbs are cost effective, readily available…

Pet Nutraceuticals for Dogs & Cats that Combat Dementia & Senility

Pet Brain Boosters: Pet Nutraceuticals for Dogs & Cats that Combat Dementia & Senility

By promoting your pet’s mental health, enhancing their learning abilities, and boosting canine and feline memory retention we can combat Dementia & Senility. Vitamins to combat god and cat Dementia & Senility. Vitamin A: The water-soluble form which is called Vitamin A Palmitate is a vital antioxidant for your pet that enhances immunity and is…

Doggie Dementia and Kitty Senility: Signs, Treatment and Prevention

Doggie Dementia and Kitty Senility: Signs, Treatment and Prevention

Have you noticed strange behaviors in your older furry friends? Has Fido been getting lost in the house? Have you found him sitting there, staring at the wall? Has Fido been getting lost in the house he’s lived in his whole life? Does he seem to randomly forget his house training after going years without…

A Pawsitively Purrfect Way to Travel By Plane, Train, or Automobile

A Pawsitively Purrfect Way to Travel By Plane, Train, or Automobile

Dr. Carol Osborne’s roadmap to pet friendly travel A family vacation isn’t a family vacation unless Fido and/or Fluffy come along for the adventure. But travel can be stressful for pets and owners alike. Dr. Carol Osborne, DVM offers must-have advice for those who ‘have pet, will travel’! Stress-free travel with your furry friend: Important considerations when planning a road trip…