Canine Progressive Retinal Atrophy is an inherited non painful disease which causes degeneration of the retina and irreversible blindness. Most breeds, i.e. Beagles, Border Collies, and Borzoi are affected at 6 to 8 years of age.
Beans Benefits Pet Diabetes. A recent study found that supplementing your pet diabetics diet with a variety of legumes including beans, chickpeas and lentils not only helps to stabilize blood sugar and insulin levels
Veggies Boost Dog Longevity. According to a new study, adding veggies to your pet’s diet can significantly increase healthy lifespans. A pet diet rich in vegetables not only reduces the risk of Diabetes and heart disease but also reduces the incidence of cancer.
Dog Dry Eye. Tears supply the cornea with oxygen and nutrients; therefore they are essential to keep the cornea healthy. If the cornea is deprived of oxygen and food because of a lack of tear film
Dog Cherry Eye is defined as a prolapse of the gland of the third eyelid. The medical term is “glandular hypertrophy.” Dry Eye describes changes that occur in the eye resulting from a lack of tears.
Dog Eye or Canine Cataracts are the second leading eye disease in dogs. A normal lens, which sits behind the pupil, is transparent and focuses incoming light on to the retina.
Dog Eye Ulcers. A dog eye ulcer is usually called a corneal ulcer. A corneal ulcer is an abrasion to the top layer of tissue lining the cornea which is the clear part of the eye. Canine Corneal Ulcers are the third most common eye problem in dogs.
Dog Runny Eyes. Yours dog’s eyes should normally be clear, bright, and free of discharge. Red eyes in a dog can signal problems requiring treatment from eye drops to emergency surgery.
Dog Treats Recalled Again. Protein crunch dog bars, sold under the brand Charlee Bear are being recalled due to Salmonella bacterial contamination. These protein dog bars were distributed across the United States
US Military Working Dogs. Most of us are familiar with the heroic efforts our military working dogs provide both in the United States and abroad. Thanks to John Burnham, a decorated Vietnam War Veteran dog handler
Wellness Pet Food Recall & Solutions. Wellness has issued a recall of one of its wellness dog food recipes. The recall applies specifically to the 12 pound bags of Wellness Small Breed Adult Health dry dog food
Detect Pet Cancer. According to Veterinary Pet Insurance Company over 48,000 claims were received last year, making pet cancer related claims the fourth most common pet medical claim for 2011.
Hurricane Sandy. Super storm Sandy has left chaos, flooding, power outages and devastation after it slammed the North East, Mid Atlantic and Great Lakes regions.
Deaf Dalmatians. According to the Dalmatian Club of America, (DCA), Dalmatian puppies born deaf do not make suitable pets. The Club requires Dalmatian breeders to put deaf puppies to sleep at birth.
Pet Nutritional Supplements. Most of us are familiar with the many health benefits of pet nutritional supplements for dogs and cats. On the other hand there are certain pet supplements that are not only less
Doping Dogs. Most of us are familiar with marijuana, and its medicinal properties. Benefits touted include helping cancer patients cope with daily life, appetite enhancement and pain relief.
Good Dietary Fats. We have all heard about the benefits of essential omega-3 fatty acids and recent research now indicates that adding good fats to your pet’s diet may slow the aging process
Dog Treat Recalls Surge. Sunland Inc.’s recent recall of Salmonella tainted peanut butter has now affected more pet treats made using peanut butter. Yoghund frozen dog yogurt treats in the Organic Banana & Peanut Butter Flavor, made by BD Brands, LLC.
Pets Catching the Flu from People. As winter approaches, many people are rushing to get their Flu shots… but what about Fido and Fluffy? Recent researches reveals the fact that pets including dogs, cats
Pet Seat Belts. Seat belts for dogs…might sound like a novelty but it’s becoming a law! Mandatory pet seat belt laws are currently being considered in many states across the country and in New Jersey
Daily Pet Vitamins. Researchers recently reported that pets given an over the counter comprehensive multi vitamin-mineral-antioxidant supplement containing multiple vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and trace elements helped aging dogs
Dementia. America’s pets are experiencing an obesity epidemic affecting nearly 50% of our dogs and cats. Being just 10 % overweight reduces your pet’s healthy lifespan by 1/3 and predisposes him
Antioxidant Vitamins. Has your dog experienced a loss of house training, stopped greeting you at the door, gets lost in the house? These are the classic signs of Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome (CDS)
Chicken Jerky Treats Recalled. After thousands of dogs have been sickened and hundreds have died due to eating Purina’s and Del Monte’s chicken jerky treats manufactured in China
Pet Treat Recalls. The current chicken jerky treat issue has sickened over 2200 dogs and killed 360 canines. Purina’s Waggin Train and Canyon Creek jerky treats have been reported as the top two offending brands
Jerky Treats Keep Killing Dogs. Pet owners have started taking matters into their own hands with respect to tainted chicken jerky treats. Over 2200 pets, primarily dogs have been sickened, 360 canines
Pet Antioxidants: Benefits for Dogs & Cats. Your pet’s body naturally contains many antioxidants that work together, in a variety of ways to help protect and insure your pet’s health.
Dog Diarrhea consists of the abnormally frequent passage of loose or soft stools, and is one of the most common signs of disease in dogs.
How to Detect & Treat Overweight Dogs. Over half of America’s dogs are clinically obese, which by definition means they are 15 percent or more above their ideal weight.
Senior Dog Health Care. Of the 62.4 million dogs in the United States, 18 million are age seven and older; therefore they qualify as ‘Seniors’. This represents almost one-third of our canine population.