Humans aren’t the only ones who tend to pack on a few extra pounds during the winter months. Our pets are susceptible to some unwanted weight gain as well. Being just ten percent overweight reduces your pet’s life span by one-third and predisposes him or her to a variety of disorders ranging from arthritis and diabetes to cancer and heart disease.
The holidays are a time of family gatherings, good cheer, and unfortunately for many pet owners, emergency trips to the veterinary hospital. That’s right, while there is a lot to love about all the winter festivities December holds, there are also some surprising risks that the season presents to the furriest members of our households.
For most of us, the holidays are a time to eat, drink and be merry with good friends and family. Holistic veterinarian and author, Dr. Carol Osborne, DVM., offers pet lovers tips to refresh your pet IQ and offers some helpful hints so the Yuletide traditions are as merry for you as they are for your pets.
Wintertime Safety Tips for Dogs and Cats can be challenging, but to keep our dogs and cats healthy and happy you should know the following. The cold weather often brings a slew of potential problems to avoid when it comes to keeping Fido and Fluffy out of trouble. Dr. Carol Osborne, DVM offers a few essential safety tips to get your furry friend through these frigid months without a trip to the vet’s office.
During these chilly, winter months, it can be challenging to keep our dogs and cats healthy and happy. The cold weather often brings a slew of potential problems to avoid 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.
For most of us the holidays are a time to eat, drink and be merry with good friends and family. Our resident pet expert, the holistic veterinarian and author, Dr. Carol Osborne, DVM, offers pet lovers tips to refresh your pet IQ and offers some helpful hints so this Thanksgiving Holiday is joyous for you and your family as it is for your canine and feline companions.
For Cold Winter Weather for Dogs & Cats Thermometer: Acceptable rectal temperatures for dogs and cats ~100-103.5 degrees Fahrenheit. Note: The Classic normal rectal temperature is 101.5 for dogs and cats Pet First Aid – What do you do if your dog gets too cold? Temperatures below 20 degrees Fahrenheit are too cold for most…
Pet Lovers, dog owners… did you buy Blue Buffalo Dog Food? Did your dog become sickened and/or suffer illness while eating Blue Buffalo Dog Food? If you are one of the thousands of pet owners whose beloved dog became sick or experienced a health decline while eating Blue Buffalo Dog Food you may have a legal claim.
This Halloween, enjoy the festivities with your pets. Integrative Veterinarian Dr. Carol Osborne, DMV offers a few simple safety tips for pets and their owners to help ensure fun for all while trick or treating this season.
When a dog has cancer, their diet can play a significant role in their quality and length of life. But for pet parents, knowing the right foods to offer is often confusing. Cancer has the ability to affect every step of a dog’s digestive process.
Although it is still not legal for veterinarians to prescribe in any state, it is still being sold. CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio — Dogs are kind of like people. They get older, they have issues and they need medical care.
Is Your Dog Urinating Too Much? Is your dog peeing in odd places? What’s the real problem…is it mental or physical? Just the other day, Carole, the proud owner of Murphy a 10-year-old Westie casually mentioned he had been having “accidents” in the house for the last 8 months.
The best way to deal with these pests: Head them off before they set up camp. Ugh, fleas. We hate them, our pets hate them—and the best way to avoid them is through prevention.
Common signs of canines suffering from the too much sun may include: Excessive panting, salivation, bright red tongue, red or pale gums, thick, sticky saliva, depression, weakness, loss of balance, vomiting (sometimes with blood), and diarrhea.
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.
Following these expert-approved Pool Safety Tips will help keep your dog safe all summer long. There’s no better way to spend a summer day than lounging poolside with the fam, including your dog. But that idyllic summer day holds potential dangers to your pet’s health. While there are no confirmed statistics on just how many dogs drown in pools each year
With temperatures soaring you need to keep your pets cool this summer and avoid pet heat stroke. Pets don’t sweat! That’s a fact. Knowing when your pet is overheating is key to avoiding canine heat stroke this summer.
If you’re one of the 2 million Americans planning to travel with Fido this Independence Day, it’s time to bone up on your pet travel IQ so the holiday is as fun for you as it is for your canine companion. Today the number of pet friendly commercial venues available to people traveling with Fido…
This year millions of Americans plan to celebrate Independence Day along with their dogs. Whether you’re traveling or enjoying the festivities in your own backyard boning up on your Independence Day Pet Safety tips helps to ensure the celebration is safe and fun filled for you, Fido and Fluffy. Be sure your pets have well-fitting…
Martha Stewart is collaborating with cannabis company Canopy Growth on a new line of CBD products that will focus on pets and eventually extend to people.
Start getting yourself and your pets ready as early as possible — but also trust that it will all work out in the end. It’s the ultimate dilemma for pet parents who become human parents: How do I show my dog or cat I still love them once I have a baby? How do I ensure my pet doesn’t hate my child?
Just as humans are urged to be prepared for natural disasters at all times, it is equally important that we remember to prepare for our four-legged family members who cannot fend for themselves in a time of crisis.
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.
Puppy Socialization and Training by Halle – The first months of your puppy’s life are the most critical. The type of lifestyle you wish to have with your new pup should be incorporated right from Day 1. Here are a few tips to help you get started: [By the way, I’m Dr. Carol’s daughter]
Martha Stewart and Canopy Growth Are Collaborating on CBD Products for Pets But is CBD Oil for Pets Totally Safe? Here’s What you should know.
Martha Stewart is collaborating with cannabis company Canopy Growth on a new line of CBD products that will focus on pets and eventually extend to people. CBD products have spiked in popularity due to some promising research surrounding its ability to treat certain health conditions. Experts explain how CBD products may affect the health of your pets.