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.
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. We don’t often think of breast cancer in association with our canine companions. But the fact is, the incidence of mammary tumors in dogs is higher than in any other domesticated animal.
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!
Rollins started puppy class just one week ago at 11 weeks of age. While she is a highly socialized puppy with both humans and canines, I still felt she needed to attend puppy class. Rollins has her training reinforced each day.
My husband, Chris, and I both love dogs. When we were dating, we discussed eventually getting one together, and once we were engaged and were living together, the timing seemed right. We told our friend who worked at an animal shelter nearby to be on the lookout for a friendly, young dog that we could adopt over the next few months.
The arrival of warmer weather means that your pet’s coat may start shedding like crazy to compensate for the rising temperatures. To help handle the sudden influx of stray pet fur, it is important to have the right supplies in your cat or dog grooming kit.
Veterinary science has come a long way in the past decade. Pets are living longer, healthier and happier lives thanks to scientific developments such as transplants, new cancer treatments and even stem cell therapy. Here are some of the incredible things our pets now have access to thanks to advancements in veterinary science.
Because there have been so many tainted pet foods ands products Dr. Carol is offering a brief summary of available sources that pet owners might find handy when in need.
ALERT: Dry Dog Food FDA Recall: Vitamin D Toxicity. What began a couple months ago as a limited dry dog food recall due to excess Vitamin D detection in a few dry dog food brands has expanded. The FDA has officially issued a dry dog food recall for several brands of dry dog food affected…
Whether you’re bringing in the New Year with Champagne and fireworks or watching the ball drop on TV, here are a few last-minute pet safety tips to help ensure this New Year’s celebration is safe and fun filled for you, Fido and Fluffy.
Freeze-dried raw dog food is an appealing choice for pet parents who want to combine the benefits of a raw dog food with the convenience of a traditional pet food. Unlike fresh or frozen raw dog food, freeze-dried raw dog food is shelf-stable so it doesn’t require freezer or refrigerator storage.
During these cold months, it can be challenging to keep our pets healthy and happy. The cold weather often brings a slew of things to watch out for when it comes to keeping Fido and Fluffy out of trouble. Dr. Carol Osborne, DVM offers a few essentials to get your furry friend through these frigid months without a trip to the vet’s office.
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.
Mammary tumors are three times more common in dogs than they are in humans, according to Dr. Carol Osborne, DVM, from Chagrin Falls Veterinary Center & Pet Clinic. They are also more common in adult, non-spayed female dogs, with obesity and older age increases the risk significantly.
CBD and marijuana are both cannabis plants but they’re two different strains entirely. So CBD is derived from industrial hemp and has virtually no THC
On November 12, 2018, the Class Action Lawsuit, filed in the state of Colorado was amended to state the following …
Houseplants are actually more of a problem for cats as opposed to canines. TIP: Consider safe alternatives such as artificial arrangements made from silk.
This holiday season be sure to safeguard your prescriptions and medications! Keep all your prescriptions and over the counter medicines tucked away and out of your pets reach. Remind holiday guests to store their medications safely as well.
Try to decorate your home according to the age, activity level and temperament of your pets and children. If they are young and active, consider homemade expendable ornaments. These are also a great, safe and fun family project.
Pet owners are looking high and low for reputable sources of pot for their pets. The internet is filled with marketing hype, claims and testimonials about the amazing effects of the “weed” with the ever-popular CBD Oil at the forefront.
Here are 6 ways to avoid the vet’s office this winter: During these cold months it can be challenging to keep our pets healthy and happy. The cold weather often brings a slew of things to watch out for when it comes to keeping Fido and Fluffy out of trouble.
Since the holidays often pose many unexpected pet health issues, holistic veterinarian and author, Dr. Carol Osborne, DVM offers a few tips to help ensure your pet’s safety this season, so your holiday doesn’t end in disaster.
Natural Life Pet Products and Nutrisca are recalling several of their dog foods due to an excess amount of Vitamin D. According to the companies’ recall notices on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website, the presence of excessive vitamin D occurred due to a formulation error.
Heart healthy Dog Foods. Your dog doesn’t eat bacon for breakfast, and he’ll never turn down a game of fetch, so surely, he’s not at risk for heart disease, right? Nearly 8 million dogs in the United States already have heart disease (that’s 10 percent of all pups).
Chances are you constantly tell your dog you love him and what a good boy he is – but have you ever wondered how he shows us that he feels the same way? Your canine friend has his own way of sharing his feelings, and it’s all about body language. Here are seven ways our dogs show us they love us:
For many dog owners, public events like street and beach festivals definitely make the list of must-do dog activities. But in the rush to share the festivities with your beloved canine, you want to make sure that pet safety doesn’t take a back seat to fun. “My feeling about taking your dog to a street…
The Halloween decor you choose for your party is more important than you think. Even though this holiday doesn’t involve turkey bones, toxic plants and other obvious pet hazards, it still presents plenty of pet safety issues. Here are a few Halloween safety hazards to avoid when decorating so your four-legged friends can enjoy the…
Spotting heat stroke in dogs isn’t always easy. Veterinarians say these are the signs every dog owner should know.
For all of our pet loving friends, I thought your furry companions might enjoy a social life! Does Fido have an Instagram? Well if not maybe its time for a PETZBE account. Well what is PETZBE and why should my dog. Cat, snake, lion, goldfish, or Charmander be on it? Ok, to be fair we are not sure if there is an official position on Pokemon but it seems like they should be allowed to.
Pet Moving is a disruptive process for everyone—and that includes our furry friends. Whether the move is down the block or across the country, it can stress a pet out or even trigger behavioral issues. “After being weaned, moving is the second-biggest stressor in a pet’s life,” says Dr. Carol Osborne, D.V.M., an integrative veterinarian at Ohio’s Chagrin Falls Veterinary Center and Pet Clinic.