When considering our pet’s overall health I hope you can look beyond just the diseases and conditions that your pup might experience in their lifetime. Our goal as dog owners should first be to establish wellness, prevent disease, and use our resources to our fullest ability to achieve health for our dogs. Then once we have that strong base we can adjust as needed to support our dogs through the different trials and tribulations of their lives.
There are so many different supplements on the market labeled for use for anxiety in dogs – learn all about CBD Oil, Valerian Root, Kava Kava, and more – along withe the current research on this topic.
There many reasons why a pup might not eat their dinner – and depending upon why your pup isn’t eating will tell you what you can do as a pet parent to combat the issue. I don’t know how many times I’ve seen well intentioned pet parents add more and more and more toppers, or […]
As a pet owner it is so important to know the basics of oral health for dogs – how dogs get dental disease, the clinical signs associated with poor dental health in dogs, and how we treat dental disease safely in dogs. Finally you should know what the common dental conditions are, so that you can look out for these abnormalities at home!
The best thing you can do for your dog is be proactive about their overall health – and part of that is by helping keeping your dog’s teeth nice and clean to PREVENT dental disease. Here are five ways to prevent dental disease in dogs!
Parvovirus in dogs is a serious disease that currently does not have a cure. Puppies who get parvovirus require 24/hr hospitalization and supportive care in order to survive. Early recognition and prevention are the best ways to prevent death due to this disease.
An introduction to dog food allergies – information about the identification, and diagnosis of dog food allergies, along with the breakdown of how dog food elimination trials are done, and how to select a diet for a trial.
Prior to the 2018 FDA report on DCM or Dilated Cardiomyopathy in dogs – DCM was largely considered a genetic disease associated with only a few breeds. However in 2016 cardiology specialists started to see an increased number of DCM cases that were not associated with the typical breeds… Along with higher numbers of affected dogs than before.
You should know that there are TWO types of kidney disease. One that is “acute” meaning quick or rapid onset, and one that is “chronic” meaning that the disease has been going on for a long period of time. Acute onset Kidney Disease often happens due to immediate trauma – think of a car crash […]
I remember my first experience with Pancreatitis in dogs – it was Thanksgiving at my mother-in-law’s house and their pup Hunter was getting his normal Turkey Dinner “special” which consisted of all the Turkey organ meats. It was a tradition for him, and you could tell he knew the drill. However, little did we know […]
Canine Atopic Dermatitis is one of the most common causes of itchy dogs, however it can be difficult to diagnose and complicated to manage. There are three pillars to the management of environmental allergies in dogs – reduce allergen presence, diet/supplements, and medications.