When spending Valentine’s Day with your furry companion this year, remember that some love tokens can harm pets! Pet adoptions have hit all-time highs. According to the Humane Society of the United States, many of these adoptions are by first-time pet parents seeking companionship to try to cope with the loneliness and isolation caused by…
Similar to the human health and wellness space, there are innumerable supplements out there for our canine companions. In fact, the global pet supplement industry is projected to be worth over $1.05 billion by 2027. Given the growth of pet supplements and seemingly endless options, it can feel overwhelming knowing if and when your dog needs…
It’s no secret that chronic stress and anxiety can increase the odds that a person will develop gray hair. Now, new research has found that phenomenon extends to dogs as well. The study, which was published in the journal Applied Animal Behavior Science, found that young dogs whose owners said the pets were anxious and…
How to be Cats Safe and Stress-Free this Fourth of July. Keep your cats inside- especially if they are outdoor cats. Cats are often victim to sparklers and chaos over the weekend so it is best to keep them out of harm’s way. If you’re having a busy home which would be unusual for your cat,…
Yes, noise phobia, stress and anxiety are all interrelated and are all rooted in the same orientation. Stress to any pet or person can be caused by a multitude of reasons, but at the end of the day a noise, sound, or even change in a pet’s daily routine can be a cause of stress and anxiety.
While most American pets live on easy street, with meals, treats, exercise outings and affection provided, the good life also poses challenges—dogs and cats can get stressed.
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!.
I have a male Boston Terrier who turned 9yrs. old this past August.and was diagnosed with CRF in April of 2007.
Prozac. Improved Pet Health Care and Pet Diet — and Lots of Love — Help Pets Live Longer.
Genetic Discovery- Dogs With Black Fur Live Longer. Genetic Discovery Reveals Link between dog’s hair coat color and his ability to fight infection and ward off stress.
Top 10 Items Surgically Removed from Pets. According to Veterinary Pet Insurance, socks, underwear, and panty hose top the list of items that must be surgically removed after being ingested by household pets
This Halloween enjoy the festivities with your pets. Veterinarian Dr. Carol Osborne offers a few common sense safety tips for pets and their owners to help ensure fun for all while trick or treating this season.
Holiday Hazards for your Dog
Taking a few precautions helps ensure a safe, happy holiday season for you and your pets. Dogs get holiday stress just like people – so strangers, unfamiliar decorations, and hectic schedules can take a toll on your dog.
Canine Lick Granuloma
A lick granuloma is also referred to as an Acral Lick Granuloma. It is a self-inflicted circular skin lesion usually located on the lower third of the front or hind leg, just above the paw. The area involved is always one that the dog can reach by licking, which he or she does continuously and compulsively.
SOURCES AND TREATMENT OF STRESS FOR YOUR DOG
1. Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, (OCD) includes a group of abnormal behaviors that occur as a reaction to stress. Dogs react to stress in different ways which varies depending on their personality just like people do.
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. In fact, over 75% of our dogs and cats have passed middle age and are entering their “golden years”.
Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment of Diarrhea in Dogs
Diarrhea consists of the abnormally frequent passage of loose or soft stools, and is one of the most common signs of disease in dogs. It occurs when dissolved substances within the intestine cause excess water to move into the intestine.
Causes of a Dog’s Vomiting and What You Can Do
Vomiting that occurs occasionally in an otherwise healthy dog is generally not a cause for concern. By far the most common cause of vomiting in dogs is eating indiscriminately.