Health

  • Small Dogs Who Are The Healthiest

    Small Dogs Who Are The Healthiest

    It's important to know the health risks involved with any breed of dog you may be bringing into the family. These breeds tend to have the least health issues.

  • The Most Long-lived Dog Breeds

    The Most Long-lived Dog Breeds

    If you want a companion that's going to stick around for a good long time, these breeds might be for you. In dog years, they're probably way older than you are.

  • 10 Most Common Ways Dogs Are Accidentally Poisoned

    10 Most Common Ways Dogs Are Accidentally Poisoned

    You might not be aware that some things in your home are toxic to dogs. The most common way dogs are poisoned around the house, are you aware of the dangers?

  • October Is Pet Wellness Month: 10 Tips For Doggie Wellness

    October Is Pet Wellness Month: 10 Tips For Doggie Wellness

    We all want our canine companions to live long, happy, healthy lives.

  • Pedipaws “As Seen On TV” Product Review

    Pedipaws “As Seen On TV” Product Review

    I've seen some negative reviews from people who tried the Pedipaws once and then gave it a bad rating and I just don't think that trying a product once is a fair way to actually review any product.

  • Is Pet Obesity Really Just A Form Of Pet Neglect?

    Is Pet Obesity Really Just A Form Of Pet Neglect?

    If an owner has a "treat loving" dog, where's the criminal negligence in exchanging a perfect check-up for some yummy Beggin' Strips, and the fun of doling them out to an eager, thankful pup?

  • Top 8 health benefits from owning a pet

    Top 8 health benefits from owning a pet

    Having a pet dog or cat pays-off in all kinds of ways: They can help keep one physically fit, reduce the risk of heart attacks, prevent allergies, and more.

  • Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis (HGE) in Dogs

    Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis (HGE) in Dogs

    This article courtesy of PetMD.com. Hemorrhagic gastroenteritis is identified by blood in the vomit and/or stool, often due to a food borne illness. Because it is a serious disorder than can be potentially fatal, immediate veterinary care is required. Symptoms Continuous vomiting and/or diarrhea are the most common symptoms. Other symptoms include: Lethargy Listlessness Anorexia […]

  • Cats: Positive Confirmations of H1N1 Influenza Virus in March 2011

    Cats: Positive Confirmations of H1N1 Influenza Virus in March 2011

    by Dr. Patrick Mahaney The clinical evidence that H1N1 influenza virus infects both people and animals should make all pet owners take notice. Recently, I published Reemergence of H1N1 Influenza Virus in Wisconsin Cats Raises Important Public Health Concerns after human caretakers spread their illness to household feline friends. Influenza viruses have proven capable of […]

  • I have five pets — how can I afford insurance?

    I have five pets — how can I afford insurance?

    Question: I have five pets, three dogs and two cats.  How can I afford insurance for all five pets? Answer: You can reduce your up-front cost for pet insurance in several ways. First, most companies have discounts for multiple pets. Although the risk of an unexpected accident or illness does not diminish with multiple pets, […]

  • Pet insurance and what to avoid

    Pet insurance and what to avoid

    Understanding pet insurance plans

  • The chilly veterinary waiting room and the politics of who pays for pet care

    The chilly veterinary waiting room and the politics of who pays for pet care

    This article courtesy of Patty Khuly, VMD, MBA, PetMD.com. The waiting room in any animal hospital can feel like a cold, lonely place when you’re waiting with a sick pet. It’s worse still when it’s a) so early in the a.m. the doctors have yet to arrive; b) it’s an unknown hospital and you have […]

  • Finding a new vet

    Finding a new vet

    Question: I just moved across the country and need to find a new vet. What questions should I be asking potential DVMs and how should I make my decision? Answer: To find a new veterinarian, first ask friends and neighbors who they recommend. Recommendations from existing clients is very valuable. You may also wish to […]

  • Alternative medicine for cancer?

    Alternative medicine for cancer?

    Can alternative medicine really treat serious medical issues, like cancer?