As a reward for being our constant companions, in sickness and heath, many pets are now included in their owner’s wills. Celebrities like Oprah Winfrey and Betty White, along with millions of other pet owners
Chagrin Falls, Ohio-December 23, 2008 Stem cells harvested from a dog’s own body fat bring relief to suffering arthritic pets! For millions of dogs, the act of getting out of bed in the morning is a painful affair.
Pets like people suffer from cancer; in fact it’s the number one cause of death for both species today. Purdue University, College of Veterinary Medicine is on the forefront of new research that may offer new hope for some pets.
Millions of dogs suffer the aches and discomfort of arthritis. Millions more may be hurting without any obvious signs. Now, a new science, using cells derived from the pet’s own fat, may bring relief too many painful pooches.
Researchers at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, have discovered a gene mutation in Dalmatian dogs responsible for causing high levels of uric that can lead to bladder stones.
Rent-A-Pet. Need a date, trying to meet new singles, or just lonely and looking for some companionship? Well, why not rent-a pet? Now-days you can rent almost anything and today even pets have been added to the list.
For veterinarian, Dr. Carol Osborne, DVM owner of American Pet Institute in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, disease prevention is big. Dr. Osborne specializes in wellness for senior pets through supplements and nutrition
FDA Update. The center for Disease Control (CDC), on May 16, 2008 reported a multistate outbreak of infection with a contagoius bacteria called Salmonella that was associated with dry dog food.
Animal cruelty is a predictor of future violence. More than 50% of violent offenders began with animal abuse. Often, some event will happen in a child’s life that pushes them in the direction of violence.
Diabetic Dog & Cat owners check your insulin syringes to be sure you do not have the Reli ON brand! The FDA issued a nationwide recall of insulin syringes used for diabetic pets and people.
Prosthetics are commonly seen in people, but uncommon in pets. Now, veterinary surgeons, engineers and prosthetic specialists are teaming up to look at new ways of giving our pets the support they need!
Chagrin Falls, Ohio – October 28, 2008 – SPECIAL KITTY® Gourmet Blend dry cat food sold at 15 US Wal-Mart locations, made by Mars Pet Care was recalled yesterday due to potential contamination with Salmonella.
Hartz Chicken Chips. The Hartz Mountain Corporation has issued a voluntary recall of its chicken-basted rawhide chips for dogs. The product, according to Hartz is potentially contaminated with Salmonella.
Many veterinarians are now using digital X-Rays, a relatively new technology being offered for pets. Should your dog take an unexpected fall or your cat lose her dinner you may find your vet using digital X-ray’s
FDA’s Grants to Enhance Key Elements Of Agency’s Food Protection Plan. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the awarding of 17 grants to enhance animal food safety.
Mushroom Toxicity. Chagrin Falls, Ohio; October 14, 2008 In many areas of the country, heavy rains and the start of cooling weather brings out a fresh crop of mushrooms.
Chagrin Falls, Ohio; September 25, 2008-University of Minnesota Veterinary Researchers identified a gene in Labrador retriever dogs linked to exercise-induced collapse.
Chagrin Falls, Ohio; September 25, 2008. Canine Parvovirus is a serious, viral disease that is often deadly for dogs. Parvo causes severe vomiting and diarrhea and can be especially devastating to puppies.
Osteosarcoma. University of Illinois researchers discover insight in the progression of bone cancer in people that is critical to the development of bone tumors in dogs and cats.
The following dog and cat pet foods have been recalled by the Mars Pet Care in the United States:
Chagrin Falls, Ohio (September 16, 2008)—Mars Petcare US announced another recall of its pet food products manufactured at its Everson, Pennsylvania facility.
The world’s first cloned dog named Snuppy has successfully sired his first litter of nine puppies, according to researchers at Seoul National University in South Korea.
Hi Dr. Carol, I used PAAWS for my last dog, a German Shepherd, from the age of 7 when I saw the ad on TV. Kirby was then ‘acting’ old and could no longer jump on the bed, just not able to do things that he used to.
Dogs diagnosed with a very common type of cancer called Lymphoma now have new hope due to the efforts of veterinarians at North Carolina State School of Veterinary Medicine.
A dog, named Chai, ended up having his tongue amputated after chewing on a “pimple ball” made by Four Paws. Specifically the item is the pimple ball with bell.
Rabies still considered disease of epidemic proportions across most of the world! Chagrin Falls, Ohio; September 2, 2008- It’s a disease that can frighten people by simply mentioning the name.
Moldy food in your trash may contain fungal toxins that can make pets very ill and in some cases has a fatal outcome. Beyond the dangers of chicken bones and other inedible items, there is another good reason to keep your pet away from the garbage. Some moldy foods can contain a fungal toxin referred to as a mycotoxin that can cause nerve disorders and muscle tremors in dogs and cats. veterinarian and author, Dr. Carol Osborne,D.V.M. offers tips to keep your pets safe and help avoid moldy food issues.
Anthrax Outbreak. Chagrin Falls; Ohio-August 20, 2008 Anthrax has been reported as the cause of death in a bull and several bison from a herd on a ranch near Ted Turner’s Flying D Ranch.
Another Pet Food Recall? In Southern California this past week, Pedigree recalled dry dog food due to Salmonella contamination. Although this recall appears to be small and contained, owners question Pet Food Safety
I am pleased to announce that PAAWS: Pet Anti-Aging Wellness Center, founded by veterinarian and author, Dr. Carol Osborne, D.V.M. has been selected for the 2008 Best of Chagrin Falls Award