Health

What you need to know to keep your best friend in top form.

Getting Through the Fireworks

Do whatever it takes to keep your pets safe and to keep them as comfortable and fear-free as possible through the upcoming holiday. Read more

Heat Stroke in Dogs

You’ve seen it – the pet locked in a parked car on a warm day. Maybe you’ve even done it yourself. What you may not know though, is that such a situation can quickly lead to severe, expensive, and often fatal, problems for a pet. Read more

Canine Wobbler Syndrome

Wobbler syndrome is a disease of the cervical spine in the area of the neck, in which the spinal cord and spinal cord nerve roots are compressed. Read more

An Overview of Summer Pet Safety

Summer is officially here! And who amongst you isn’t ready for the sunshine, trips to the river/lake/beach, and all the other joys that this time of year brings? Believe it or not, there is one group that likely isn’t ready… your pets! Read more

The Dangers of Onion Toxicity

The organosulfoxides (sulfurs) in onions, garlic, leeks and chives react with the cell membranes of the red blood cells of dogs, causing the cells to lyse (explode). Read more

Protect Your Dog from Heat Stress

Summer is upon us. The heat of summer can be fatal to a dog. Heat stress is not always reversible, but it is ALWAYS preventable. Read more

Plastic and Your Pet: The Hidden Toxin

The very things we give our pets to make their lives more exciting, more wonderful, more interesting, and more healthful, could actually be increasing their incidence of cancer, disease, and premature death. Read more

Top 10 Warning Signs of Cancer in Dogs and Cats

Cancer is the leading cause of death in cats and dogs: learning to recognize early symptoms could save your pet’s life. Read more

How Could a Condition Called "Happy Tail" be Bad?

Happy Tail is my favorite name for a medical condition, but it is also one of my least favorite things to see. Read more

Recommendations for Pet Owners Affected by the Recent Pet Food Recall

The recent pet food recall has left many pet owners scrambling to replace their recalled pet food brands, yet few are aware of the proper protocol for disposing of contaminated food and rapidly changing their pets’ diets. Read more

Helping Your Dog Lose Weight

What have been your successes and challenges in reaching and maintaining ideal weights for your pets? Read more

Why Does My Dog Eat Poop?

Although the thought of this activity is nauseating, there is actually one stage in a pet’s life when coprophagia is expected. Read more

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