Science has validated the fact that baby toys can effectively stimulate a child’s brain along critical parts of their developmental pathway. The brains of puppies can be stimulated and their level of intelligence enhanced with new designer dog toys, created specifically to challenge and stimulate their mind. Dr. Carol offers playtime tips and exercise ideas…
Housebreaking can be learned in four to eight weeks and can start when your puppy is eight weeks old. What Pet Owners Can Do First of all, buy a crate. Be sure it’s the right size: it should be large enough for comfort, but not too big because your puppy will sleep at one end…
For those lucky enough to start out with a new puppy on day 1, taking a few steps today helps to ensure that the next 15-20 years will be a success for both of you. Avoid impulses, do your homework and plan to spend plenty of time getting your little bundle of joy prepared for…
Make Your Pet’s Celebration Risk Free! Whether you’re traveling or enjoying the festivities in your own backyard boning up on your pet Independence Day safety tips helps to ensure the celebration is safe and fun filled for you, Fido and Fluffy.
Many areas of the country are already experiencing higher than average temperatures, and summer hasn’t arrived yet. It’s not usual for pet owners to take their four-legged friends on outings during the spring months
Millions of pets mostly dogs are expected to be traveling this Independence Day holiday posing all kinds of thorny hospitality issues for pets, as well as their owners and guests. Pet lovers now have several great options available to enjoy the 4th with their best 4-legged friends. 48 % of travelers with pets already enjoy…
Traditional medicine is well established however holistic alternatives are natural and very effective for many ailments in pets.
Pet owners from coast to coast are up in arms about a popular, once a month, chewable, pet product used to prevent fleas, heartworms and intestinal parasites in dogs.
Hello Fellow Pet Lovers! I wanted to share a nice note I received from a pet owner whose dog, William, an 8 year old Cocker Spaniel, suffered with severe canine skin allergies
Save a Life: Learn How to Detect Your Dogs Vital Signs. Being able to accurately detect and determined your dog’s vital signs can make the difference between life and death!
Dog Exercise Boosts Heart Health for Pets & People. How Much Exercise Do Pets & People Need? According to a study by the National Institute of Health (NIH), experts report that enjoying at least one brisk 20 minute walk, 5 days a week is better than any drug on the market today to truly promote healthy…
If you and/or your veterinarian suspect your dog has a heart problem because for example a heart murmur was detected and/or your pet is experiencing classic cardiac signs such as coughing, weakness and lethargy, diagnostic tests will be required to confirm the presence and severity of your dog’s heart disease.
Natural Home Remedies for Dog Liver Disease. Today our lives as well as the lives of our cherished 4-legged canine companions are subject to exposure to a variety of toxins, pesticides and other environmental hazards all of which must be metabolized and cleared by the liver. These toxins act as free radicals and damage your…
Traditionally, neutering a male dog required anesthesia and surgery, both of which come with a variety of risks. But what if your dog could be neutered without surgery or anesthesia?
Combating pet fleas can be a nightmare for dog owners. Here are a few of Dr. Carol’s tried and true home remedies for dog fleas. Dogs & Fleas. Pet owners might start by buying a flea comb then use it daily to help remove fleas from their dog’s coat.
About 5% of dogs with an endocrine or hormonal disorder called Cushing’s Disease have a variation of the disease called Atypical Cushing’s Disease. Both forms of Canine Cushing’s Disease in dogs may be either pituitary or adrenal-dependent and involve a hormone called Cortisol.
Dr. Carol, I am an out of state customer who did phone consults with you for my basset hound Max with cancer and am so pleased I want to let other pet owners know about my experience with you.
For the last 10 years, the word antioxidant has become part of our vocabulary. Pet Antioxidants are widely recognized as one of the most important weapons in the battle against pet disease.
New Dog Bone Cancer Therapy Offers Hope for Humans. Researchers at Auburn University are testing a new dog bone cancer therapy that holds hope for humans with the same condition.
Natura Pet Products once again has expanded its dry pet food recall to include all sizes and lots of dry cat food, dog food and pet treats with expiration dates up to and including March 29, 2013. Salmonella bacterial contamination has been cited as the cause of the expanded pet food recall.
Dogs born blind from birth are now able to regain full vision, regardless of age. According to a recent publication in the Journal of Molecular Therapy, researchers at Michigan State University combined two therapies which reversed an inherited form of total color blindness in dogs, called Achromatopsia.
Vetsulin was originally marketed by Merck Animal Health, in 2004, as the first federally approved insulin for diabetic dogs and cats. After Vetsulin killed thousands of helpless dogs, it was finally discontinued
Dogs born blind from birth are now able to regain full vision, regardless of age. According to a recent publication in the Journal of Molecular Therapy, researchers at Michigan State University combined two therapies which reversed an inherited form of total color blindness in dogs, called Canine Achromatopsia. Although the study focused on dogs this novel therapy…
Procter & Gamble (P&G) recently announced a voluntary recall of pet food products for dogs and cats after the Michigan Department of Agriculture detected Salmonella bacterial contamination in a bag of randomly tested pet food.
How to Home Groom Your Dog Like a Pro!. Sprucing up your canines skin and hair-coat makes your dog feel good and helps to keep your dog’s skin and hair coat healthy.
Patented Pet Product Restores Old Dog’s Health. Dear Fellow Pet Lovers, I wanted to share a nice note I received from a client who’s dog named Brutus is doing quite well.
Pet Anti-Aging Movement: Real or Hype?. No one likes to think about a beloved pet growing older. We cringe as the once exuberant puppy needs help up stairs or tires after a short walk.
Treat Dog Dry Skin. Canine dry skin is common, especially when the weather gets cold and we have to turn the heat up indoors. Dog dry skin is flaky and often has white scales that resemble dandruff.
Grain Free Brands. After testing positive for Salmonella bacterial contamination, by the Michigan Department of Agriculture, Natura Pet Products is recalling several lots of its dry pet food brands. The recall affects California Natural, Evo, Innova and Healthwise dog and cat foods. Salmonella bacterial diseases are Zoonotic which means they are easily transmitted between pets and…
Dog Lice are tiny, six-legged parasites that feed on blood and can cause anemia. Weak, run-down puppies are most susceptible. If you look carefully at the dog’s hair you may see tiny white spots, called nits, which are the egg casings.