One minute your dog is fine, and then suddenly your dog is incapacitated. As confusing as this sounds, canine strokes may be more common than what was once believed.
Is your dog’s breath to stinky for words? Wondering what options are available to sweeten up your canine’s breath? Bad breath in dogs might seem like a minor inconvenience, but when it’s your dog with the wicked breath, it’s a huge deal.
Dog Breast Cancer Rate Surpasses Humans. Does your dog have a lump or a bump you have been wondering about? The American Kennel Club discussed this with integrative veterinarian Dr. Carol Osborne
Canine mammary tumors are the most common cancer in intact [not spayed] female dogs and account for approximately half of all canine cancers.
Dogs eating dirt? Dogs are fascinated by weird things. Let’s see, there’s the garbage. And of course other dogs’ pee and poop. And for some dogs – dirt.
Got a chow hound? Don‘t let the holiday stress get the best of your dog this season. Avoid thorny, canine vomiting issues and stay out of the Pet ER!.
Dog gets 2nd Chance at Life with Naturally Regenerated Kidneys I wanted to share this wonderful, uplifting story with all of our pet loving readers. We met Petey, a 10 year old Italian Greyhound, a few months ago. His owner walked in, very distraught and said her vet gave her beloved dog, Petey less than…
Canine Pancreatitis is severe inflammation of your pet’s pancreas that often occurs as a result of eating too much rich, fatty food and/or getting into the trash. Dogs over indulging on holiday table scraps often end up with indigestion, vomiting and/or diarrhea. These are signs of Pancreatitis. With repeated bouts of inflammation, the pancreas loses…
Today, thousands of senior dogs are in need of homes. Unfortunately, due to a variety of circumstances, senior pets are often left behind. For example, when owners relocate, become ill, have children, etc., it is quite common for the pets to remain behind. Sometimes these dogs are forfeited to an animal shelter, or sadly dumped…
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.