Health

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



Vet Shares Story of His Own Dog Being Put to Sleep

Veterinarians are faced daily with the difficult choice of euthanasia. It’s our role to guide owners to a decision that’s in the best interest of their pets while helping them come to terms with the passing of their beloved family member. Read more

Dog Flu Cases Reported in Essex County, Mass.

“The canine influenza hasn’t been introduced to this region before, so it’s just a very high likelihood of dogs catching it and carrying it if they are exposed, and we’re trying to get ahead of that,” said Doug Wynne of Paws 4 Play. Read more

Booster the Service Dog Gets Stem Cell Therapy in Mississippi

“We’re hoping to restore mobility,” said veterinarian Michael Randall. “He had this procedure once before, and it helped him out a whole lot.” Read more

Leslie May Shares About Cleaning for Your Dog’s Health

Leslie May of Raise a Green Dog shared a bit about how to safely clean without needlessly exposing your dog to harmful chemicals Read more

Nurse Saves Dog Using CPR

“You can help you save your dog in a time of emergency,” said Dr. Pryor. “Check airway, breathing, respiration; are we breathing, is your heart circulating, what’s going on make sure nothing is stuck in the throat and then start performing CPR.” Read more

Dog Receives Surgery Thanks to LWD Fans

When we posted Kane’s story, you amazing Life With Dogs fans donated nearly $2,500 in just a few short days! Kane has now undergone one surgery and is recovering well. Read more

New Vaccine Prevents Lyme Disease in Dogs

“The yearly Lyme disease vaccine for dogs is very effective and safe, with very minimal side effects,” said Dr. Doug Benner. Read more

Threatened Bees Saved by Unlikely Beekeeper

“I realized that Bazz was able to sniff out the disease, and save thousands of bees, so, I’ve tried to develop a suit the dog can wear and hopefully avoid being stung,” said Josh Kennett. Read more

Touching Video of Dog Helping Alzheimer’s Sufferer get Speech Back

Anyone who has seen a loved one go through the horrors of Alzheimer’s disease, knows just how brutal the condition can be. Lisa Abeyta’s father knows this suffering first hand. There is, however, one thing that seems to be helping. The family dog. Read more

Family Selling off Everything to Afford Dog’s Surgery

Once very lively and active, Kane now spends much of his time confined to his crate, because just moving about can lead to severe injuries. Walking causes his hips to give out frequently, causing him debilitating pain. Read more

Paralyzed Pit Bull Brings Hope to Patients

“Throughout Elsa’s troubled start to life, she has always remained one the happiest dogs I have ever met,” Kelly said. “Her love… inspires people with brain and spinal cord injuries to never give up.” Read more

Bacterial Disease on the Rise as Summer Approaches

People and dogs may contract the disease by coming into contact with contaminated soil, water, urine, blood, and other body fluids. Leptospirosis can enter through the mouth, nose, eyes, and skin. Read more

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