10 Things You Must Know before Using Essential Oils on Your Dog

10 Things You Must Know before Using Essential Oils on Your Dog

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.

Pet Body Weight and Cancer Risk

Pet Body Weight and Cancer Risk

Excess body weight is an important factor as it relates to the risk of developing tumors and cancer in dogs and cats. Simply put extra pounds increase your pet’s risk of developing cancer. If your dog or cat is 15 percent or more above his or her ideal weight, he is obese. Being just 10% percent overweight decreases your pets healthy life span by one-third and predisposes him to heart, liver and kidney disease as well as to arthritis, diabetes, and cancer.

Pet Safety Tips for the Easter & Passover Holiday

Pet Safety Tips for the Easter & Passover Holiday

Holidays are favorites for family gatherings, cheers and lots of delicious goodies. Here are a few tips to help ensure your holiday weekend is as joyous for you as it is for Fido and Fluffy. First and foremost be sure your 4-footed companions are healthy, have updated ID tags and a properly fitted collar. Take a few safety precautions and use lots of every day common sense!

FDA Alerts Pet Owners about Potentially Toxic Levels of Vitamin D in Several Dry Pet Foods

FDA Alerts Pet Owners about Potentially Toxic Levels of Vitamin D in Several Dry Pet Foods

FDA Pet Food Alert: Vitamin D Toxicity: Toxic levels of Vitamin D have been found in several brands of dry pet food. These brands are being recalled and the list of tainted pet foods is rapidly growing. The problem is that excess levels of Vitamin D-70% above normal levels has been detected in these pet foods. Excess Vitamin D can lead to kidney failure and potentially Lymphoma cancer.