PZI Insulin, which is porcine or pig based insulin, labeled as Vetsulin for dogs and cats in the United States and as Caninsulin in Canada and 23 other countries, has just been re-approved by the FDA
Heartworm Treatment. Every spring, pet owners are faced with the battle of how to prevent Heartworms. The EPA’s recent warning about the safety of topical products used to prevent Heartworm disease has many pet owners worried.
Hello Dog Lovers! I have been working with a woman who loves her dogs and lives in Turkey. Her name is Itir and her 2 dogs; Paspas and Mia were having problems with Hip Dysplasia and severe arthritis
Cancer remains a leading killer of pets and people and it’s incidence has grown from a rate of approximately 1 out of every 500 individuals being affected in the year 1900 to a rate of 1 out of every 3 people
I wanted to share this note with all of my pet loving friends. I received this from a family in Florida. They are the proud owners of a Cocker Spaniel named Buddy. who has been diagnosed with Lymphoma cancer.
This Wednesday, March, 10 2010 at 1:00 PM EST, holistic veterinarian, author and fellow pet lover, Dr. Carol Osborne, DVM., returns for her weekly show: Boomster Pet Talk
I got a call from a man who owns a 9 year old, 8 pound toy poodle, named Jock. Jock has diabetes and had been taking Vetsulin for a couple years to regulate his blood sugar, when all of the sudden, about a month ago, Jock started rapidly going down hill
With all the pet diabetes problems and mis-information going on about Vetsulin and what to do with diabetic pets, our phones have not stopped ringing. I wanted to share this note I received from a pet owner suffering with her diabetic dog who was on Vetsulin.
Dr. Carol, My 2 dogs, Cory and Mozart have been on PAAWS for about 15 days and I already notice a BIG improvement in their mobility. Cory is a German Shepherd. She is 14 years old and has hip dysplasia and arthritis. Mozart, my 12 year old Labrador Retriever
Dear Dr. Carol, Thank you so much for your offer of advice (which I will use in the future as I have 3 dogs), but unfortunately, our dog was diagnosed with cancer.
I wanted to share this note I received with all of my pet loving friends. I just got this letter from a gentleman whose dog was not only sickened from eating tainted dog food involved in the Menu Pet Food recall
The FDA and Intervet/Schering Plough announced the Vetsulin recall alert last week and I have received several inquiries from diabetic pet owners asking what type of insulin to buy at the pharmacy to replace the Vetsulin for their diabetic pets.
Hi Dr. Carol, My dog, Missy, was diagnosed ten years ago by two veterinarians and both said she needed surgery on her hind leg knees, because she injured the ligaments.
Vetsulin®, a pig based insulin, zinc suspension used to treat diabetes in pets, may have varying amounts of crystalline zinc insulin in the formulation and has been recalled.
Hi Dr. Carol, I did receive the powdered Vitalife vitamins. I am happy that Scruffy is so far doing much better on this vitamin. I just open the capsule and mix it in his food.
Bacterial diseases. It is always wonderful to wake up and find deer grazing in the backyard or other wildlife roaming freely in your backyard. However as construction continues to encroach into formerly “wild” areas
Cancer is now the leading cause of death in dogs in the United States! Certainly cures are needed and now some of these cancer ridden dogs have been enrolled in a new clinical trials program
Imagine being blind and receiving a single injection that restores your vision! This sounds too good to be true but is a new reality that holds tremendous hope for people and pets in the future.
The Nobel prize for medicine was awarded to three American scientists for their discovery of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase, that play a key role in the aging process as well as cancer, in people and pets.
Dear Dr. Carol, I am really loving the Paaws. I had my dog on the Paaws vitamins when she was younger and then stopped for some reason.
Ever since scientists unraveled the dog’s DNA or genetic code and found it to be quite similar to human DNA, research into medical conditions and treatments for people and pets has been on the rise.
Hormones naturally decline as people age… but what about hormones in our pets? In general, and as televised by Oprah herself, hormones are needed by the body and brain to grow, sustain life and function normally.
Money is scarce for many in these tough economic times! Paying your daily bills is hard enough, but what happens when your pet encounters an emergency?
I received this note from a pet owner concerned about the new pet food regulations and wanted to share it with everyone. Dear Dr. Carol, “I don’t know if you are interested in this or not.
Pet Rescuers Target Natural Disasters. When wildfires ravaged the West Coast, animals rescuers are on the spot leading horses and livestock to safety.
Before you consider buying a product for your pet, be sure to do your homework! Reliable sites should offer a valid contact phone number, that they ANSWER and an actual address.
Arthritis Pain. Hi Dr Carol, I am writing to you to inform you of my dog, bobby’s condition.
With our impressive array of technologies, like GPS and “smart” phones, one might hope that finding a lost pet is getting easier.
Canine Influenza Virus (H3N8) is a novel canine virus first identified in September of 2004 as a respiratory disease in racing greyhounds in Florida.
Nestlé USA’s Baking Division has been informed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that it has found E. coli 0157:H7 in Nestlé TOLL HOUSE refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough bar.