Myself and other pet health professionals have been speaking out against the chicken jerky treats from Waggin’ Train for months, warning consumers that these treats have been linked to illness and death in several dogs. Now, a $5 million class action lawsuit has been filed against Nestle’ Purina and Wal-Mart by a pet owner whose…
Ringworm. Occurring three times more often in cats than dogs, ringworm (dermatophytosis) is the most common fungal infection in the world in animals.
Hyper Pups and Fraidy Cats. Our pets love to move, it seems, though sometimes not in ways we would expect. When our pets are much more active than we expect, we sometimes refer to them as being hyperactive.
My baby girl [a Westie] has developed black crusts around her lips that I cannot seem to remove. Our local veterinarian has tried steroids and antibiotics, but the condition appears to be worsening. What can I do? What causes this?
My dog developed a cough a few weeks ago. The vet said everything appeared fine, and she recovered fairly quickly. Recently, the cough has returned and now she’s started “snorting” in what seems to be an effort to clear a blocked nasal passage or something
Tornadoes ravaged the Midwest and Southern states recently. Homes were destroyed, businesses ruined, and lives were lost.
While all work and no play can make Jack a dull boy, the results can be even worse for Jack’s pet friends.
Pet Food Labels. Pet food is big business with over 65 million households in the United States being home to one or more dogs.
Pet Costs. Just a short note today, folks.. just want to pass along a couple of things that seemed overlooked in an article I read today.
The pet aging process is affected by lifestyle (70%) and genetics (30%). Up to 90 percent of diseases in pets are due to the degenerative processes associated with aging.
What Not to Feed Your Pet. Because we routinely feed our pets bits and pieces of “human food” as a treat or snack, it is important that pet owners keep in mind a list of foods that are not safe to feed.
Homemade Pet Meals. As we wrap up our week-long series on delicious homemade pet recipes, these last two are known as favorites among those with padded paws!
Dogs Like Salmon. Cats aren’t the only four-legged members of the household who enjoy the taste of salmon. Many dogs also like salmon and other fish foods, especially when the recipe is flavored with some other enticing ingredients.
Dogs, much like their human parents, often love pasta and noodle dishes. When the days heat up but the evenings and nights remain a bit cooler, few foods can fill the belly like a plate of lasagna.
Pet Breakfast Recipes. Holistic veterinarian recommends feeding your pet twice each day, so starting them off with a healthy and filling breakfast is important!
Easter is a favorite holiday for kids and adults alike. Family and church gatherings are often filled with delicious foods and candy treats, not to mention Easter egg hunts that are enjoyed by the young and old alike.
Veterinarians treat a variety of conditions in dogs and cats, and a report out today reveals the most common diagnoses in animal clinics for the year 2011.
As we continue to spend time working on updating and upgrading, we’ve had a few loyal readers to send some encouraging thoughts our way via email.
Pet Cancer. According to the Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University (CSU), cancer is the number one cause of death in pets. Over 50% of dogs and cats age 10 and older die from cancer. 90% of Golden Retrievers diagnosed with cancer die, regardless of the therapy implemented. Recent studies indicate that nearly 80 %…
Dr Carol was recently contacted by a dog owner who was concerned regarding the pain medication prescribed by her veterinarian for her arthritic dog.
It’s not uncommon for an animal to become car sick. Just as humans sometimes suffer from motion sickness, sea sickness, or car sickness, these same afflictions can occur in our pets.
Anemia in Dogs and Cats. Like humans, dogs and cats can suffer from anemia, or a deficiency of red blood cells. Red blood cells carry oxygen to the body’s tissue. Anemia in dogs and cats is generally found after a routine blood test by the veterinarian.
Fleas are common during the spring and summer months, and they can make life miserable for pets and humans alike. For every one flea you do see on your pet
Proper regulation of a diabetic dog involves pet owners monitoring and calculating sugar and insulin dosages twice a day at home.
We live about as far away from your office as one can and still be in the USA so we thank God everyday not only for you but access to you through the Internet!
Does your adult dog suffer from itchy skin that is characterized by red sores or patches? The cause may be canine Erythema Multiforme or (EM). Canine Erythema Multiform has been associated with a variety of factors and may affect dogs, cats, and even humans!
Pet Allergy Remedies. Continuing the discussion on pet allergies, today Dr Carol Osborne, DVM, offers insight into complementary and alternative remedies for pets who suffer from allergies.
Yesterday we discussed causes of pet allergies and signs that you pet may be having an allergic reaction. Today, let’s look at what you can do to make your pet more comfortable if you believe your dog or cat has allergies.
Pet Allergies in Dogs and Cats. Allergic dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin that occurs after exposure to an allergen. An allergen is something to which the body is allergic.
What is responsible for the recent surge of pet cancer rates in dogs and cats? What major factors in diet and environment have changed over the last several years that may be the culprits?