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.
Traveling with pets is today’s latest rage with record numbers of pets and their people getting ready to embark either by car, plane, boat or train. Nearly 20 million pets mostly dogs are expected to be traveling this holiday season posing all kinds of thorny hospitality issues for canines, as well as their owners and guests.
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).
How do dog owners differentiate dog twitches from a seizure? Have you ever spotted your passed-out pup in her favorite sun-drenched corner of the house twitching and ruffing ever-so-audibly? We were super curious about this sleep “twitching” situation—Is she dreaming? Could she be in pain?!
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.
In late April of 2018 our Boston Terrier, Ellie, developed some lumps in her neck that created some concern to my wife and I. Although Ellie, for the most part, was acting pretty much normal, she did seem to be looking a little thinner and her eyes were bloodshot most of the time. We decided…
Since 1996 when voters gave physicians in certain states’ rights to prescribe medical marijuana for their patients, cannabis has become legal either for medical or recreational use, in 29 states as well as the District of Columbia. Unfortunately, under Federal law marijuana is still illegal, it is classified as a Schedule 1 Drug with a…
Occasionally pets vomit. Dog vomiting that occurs every now and then in an otherwise healthy canine is generally not a cause for concern. By far the most common cause of dog vomiting is dietary indiscretion. Persistent dog vomiting, with or without signs of illness such as appetite loss, depression, lethargy, diarrhea, or constipation can indicate a more severe problem and should be addressed.
Concerned Pet Owners, the case and litigation regarding the lead in the Blue Buffalo dog food was closed as of today: March 23, 2018. As with the Pet Food recalls and the other litigation cases against this company which has been ongoing for the last 9 years, no fault was ever admitted despite objective laboratory analysis verifying in this case, toxic lead levels.
Concerned Pet Lovers, we have had so many inquiries regarding the Class Action Law Suit for the lead in the Blue Buffalo Pet Food we wanted to post an update. As of March 19, 2018: Blue Buffalo advertises its products as healthy and safe, claiming the dog foods contain “a precise blend of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals selected by holistic veterinarians and animal nutritionists,” according to the Blue Buffalo class action lawsuit. The bags of dog food also allegedly declare the products to be “healthy” and “holistic.”
Fellow Pet Owners, Sadly, we are forced to announce yet another pet food toxicity problem. This Class Action Law Suit involves two brands of dog food made by Champion Pet Foods: Orijen and Acana.
Despite their small size, sprouts pack a nutritional wallop with vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, antioxidants and protein. Dogs, birds, horses and even cats enjoy the crunch, as well as the health benefits.
If your beloved pet suddenly stops eating their food, suddenly got sick, and you believe it’s the result of their food, you must do your due diligence and report this to the necessary agencies. If the food had a bad odor, foreign objects, or signs of mold, or off-color do not feed it!
Fellow Pet Lovers, I wanted to share this note I received from a pet owner whose 4 dogs have become sickened from Blue Buffalo Dog Food about 6 months ago. She is hoping to collaborate with other pet owners whose dogs and/or cats have suffered health issues because of eating Blue Buffalo pet foods.