Can I Give My Dog Fish Oil? Is Fish Oil Good For Dogs?
The short answer is yes, you can give your dog fish oil. However, you need to be careful. Talk to your vet before you make any changes to your dog's diet or supplement regimen.
Is Pet Obesity Really Just A Form Of Pet Neglect?
There are extreme circumstances in which the weight of the animal exceeds their ability to negotiate normal, physical activity, but the question is, when do we ask the government to step in, and, more importantly, should we?
October Is Pet Wellness Month: 10 Tips For Doggie Wellness
October is National Pet Wellness Month, a good time to remember the importance of regular wellness checkups and making healthy lifestyle choices for your precious pup.
Natural Remedies For Your Dog’s Bad Breath
Whether or not their breath smells though, dental health in dogs is vital for a long and happy life.
Dear Labby: What Should I Do About My Dog’s Stomach Gurgling?
One of our readers has a dog with a gurgling stomach. Is it a cause for concern? Should they go to the vet? Treat it at home? Our dear Aunt Labby has some advice!
Dog’s Sleeping Positions And Habits Tell You A Lot About Their Personality And Health
Does your dog sleep curled up? Twitch a lot? Take naps all day? The way your dog sleeps and their sleeping habits can say a lot about what they're feeling.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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
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
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?
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
Understanding pet insurance plans
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
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?
Can alternative medicine really treat serious medical issues, like cancer?