It is Pet Dental Health Month, February is Dental Health Month for Dogs (Cats too). The importance of keeping your dog’s teeth clean is more than just having pearly whites. It actually has a major impact on the dog’s health.
If plaque is allowed to build up on the dogs teeth it can cause a variety [...]
OK it is winter time so you would think that there would be no allergens, Spring and Fall are the times for mold and pollens right?
Well yes and no – outdoor allergens are reduced this time of year because of the snow and the dormancy of the plants; however if you think about it – [...]
Rough morning today. I walked into the clinic at 7:30 and there was a patient waiting before the clinic even opened with a seizuring dog. A beautiful 3 year old Golden Retriever that had seizures before and has been on phenobarbitol (anticonvulsant medication) had a seizure at 6:40 this morning and was now still having [...]
I have had many owners come in with a limping dog and tell me well I gave him some Tylenol. My question always is how much did you give him/her? and did you ever consider that it was not safe to give that to your dog?
Acetaminophen as well as other drugs react differently in dogs [...]
Winter is here and for those of us in the northern climates that means that snow, ice and COLD is here. This also means unfortunately for some owners their dog does not get out and exercise like it should.
Just because it is cold outside does not mean that exercising your dog has to stop. You [...]
I just read a blog post from Susan Garret’s blog by a guest blog writer Helen King on structure evaluation of performance dogs. When I read it, I was impressed by taking a complex issue such as dog conformation for performance dogs and making it simple. The take home message is look for a [...]
Does your dog have degenerative joint disease otherwise known as osteoarthritis? Has it been difficult to treat? There are many different treatment options to control this disease process. Many of them work well and some do not work at all and it is very dependent on the individual dog. There is one treatment that stands [...]
Found a good blog post from another blogger at the Daily Tail on Halloween Safety Tips. With Halloween just around the corner be sure to follow these tips to keep your dog safe and healthy. One other tip – as a dog lover you should have healthy dog treats at your door if you get [...]
Had one of my clients bring their dog in today for treatment of a hot spot. A hot spot is sore on your dog. It is a bacterial infection of the skin usually caused by trauma. Now most of the time it is self-induced trauma from licking or scratching due to allergies.
About 80 to [...]
I have a new simple theme for the blog. I will be back posting on a regular basis. I apologize for letting this site lay dormant as I attended to other projects. However my first love is giving information about dog and horse health and so my 2 blogs on these subjects will be updated [...]