Health

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

Cherry Eye

Cherry eye is the common name for an eye condition that affects a tear gland of the third eyelid of some dogs.  It usually occurs in young puppies and may be unilateral (affecting one eye) or bilateral (affecting both eyes). Read more

Top Ten Signs of Heart Disease in Dogs

Early diagnosis and treatment can make all the difference when it comes to heart disease in dogs. It is important for dog owners to be aware of the signs of heart disease so they can bring potential issues to their veterinarian’s attention as soon as possible. Read more

What to Do If Your Dog Gets the Flu

The canine influenza virus (CIV) is a relatively new virus and is part of the canine infectious respiratory disease complex, also known as ‘kennel cough.’ Read more

How to Keep Your Pet Healthy During any Season

(ARA) – Americans love pets – to the tune of 62 percent of all households with at least one pet in residence, according to the Humane Society of the United States. Statistics show that 72.9 million homes accommodate approximately 78.2 million dogs and 86.4 million cats. Read more

The Window (Panes) to the Soul

If the eyes are the windows to the soul, the lenses are the window panes.  That is not as poetic, but it is true. Read more

The Latest Recalled Dog Foods All Contain This Ingredient

In early December, three pet food recalls were initiated due to aflatoxin levels above the ‘acceptable’ limit. Read more

Does Your Dog Get Along with Other Dogs?

Many dog owners one day realize their pet no longer seems interested in being with other canines. Their formerly social dog has grown standoffish when other dogs are around. Read more

How Safe is Your Child Around Dogs?

According to the CDC, 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year. One in five bites requires medical attention. And in 2006, over 30,000 people required reconstructive surgery to repair damage done by a dog bite. Read more

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

May your home be full to the top with flowers and chocolate…unless you have pets, and then may your home be full of unconditional love and awesomeness, which are way better than flowers and chocolate any day!

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Xylitol Toxicity in Dogs

Xylitol is a sugar substitute in many products, most notable some sugar-free gums and flavored medications.  Xylitol is safe for people (and oddly, cats), but is very toxic to dogs (and probably ferrets). Read more

Kennel Cough

The medical name for kennel cough is infectious tracheobronchitis. Read more

Petland in Omaha is Closing

According to Jessica Kamish of rescue group Pug Partners of Nebraska and the new pet supply store, Green Spot Omaha, Petland in Omaha is closing its doors. Read more

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