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