When it comes to your pet’s health, chances are you will do whatever it takes to keep him healthy and happy. A healthy diet, exercise, and regular veterinary check-ups are great steps to keeping your animal in the best of health. But even with the best care possible, sometimes your pet will need medication. Whether
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The warm, sunny weather of summer is something we all look forward to every year. It means sunshine, vacation, and beach trips to all of us. Unfortunately, summertime isn’t always good news for pets. Heat stress, especially in dogs, is a not something to take lightly. Unlike humans, they do not have an effective defensive
Has your dog had irritated eyes lately? Are the white parts of his eyes very red? Is he squinting or holding his eyes shut? If you’ve noticed any of these signs, there is a possibility that your pet could be suffering from an eye ulcer. Also known as the corneal ulcer or ulcerative keratitis, a
Any time you take your dog to the vet, you want to hear good news. And, the vet definitely wants to tell you good news. Unfortunately, some medical conditions are more difficult to share and hear about than others. Congestive heart failure in dogs is definitely one of the more difficult ones, as the condition
We love our pets like family and sometimes we treat them better than our fellow humans. The last thing we want is to take them in for an unnecessary visit to the vet for something like dental disease. Dental disease in dogs, also known as periodontal disease, is a bacterial infection of the mouth. In
Humans have evolved over the years to adapt to new circumstances. With less hunting and gathering and more computer work, humans are sedentary more than ever before. While many animals, such as dogs, are prone to an active lifestyle, they tend to take on the lifestyles of their owners. Essentially, how you live your life
If you have just received the cancer diagnosis for your pet, then you may be in a state of shock, confusion, or both. The “c” word has a variety of emotions and perceptions attached to it. Before you jump down the rabbit hole of Internet research for "pet scan cancer" (a sadly common search), read
If your dog has ever been in pain, then you know how difficult it is to watch your friend suffer, with decreasing moods, activities, and energy levels. Perhaps, you have tried a variety of traditional approaches and medicines to keep your canine comfortable. Maybe some approaches have worked and some have not. If you have
Whether your dog is high- or low-energy, your canine needs the right balance of nutrients to lead a healthy existence. Just like humans, dogs are omnivores and can get their daily intake from both plant- and meat-based foods. The best dog food should provide the six most important elements: water, proteins, fats, carbohydrates, minerals, and
The sun is shining. The wind is rustling your dog’s fur. So, you place a leash around your dog’s neck and take Spot or Lassie for a walk around the park. Your dog even wants to stop and smell the roses, literally. There’s no harm in that. Except, when Spot or Lassie ingests plants that