“Enough,” Said the Dog

“Enough,” Said the Dog

This stay at home quarantine thing gives an interesting perspective. Everyone's seen the cute YouTube of the little schnauzer talking about toilet paper… and the cat who swears she doesn’t play with it. But how about a little reality check from an older dog?  Meet...

What About Our Pets??

What About Our Pets??

Today, the FDA announced immediate withdrawal of ranitidine, an antacid, from the market. The press release discusses buildup over time of a known cancer causing impurity, NDMA(N-nitrosodimethylamine), in the antacid. But what about our pets? For decades,...

Is It Just an Excuse?

Is It Just an Excuse?

Corona virus is on the tip of everyone's tongue right now and has created some crazy new behaviors - some that make sense and some that are just a rip off. Let's talk about pet care here. Veterinarians have extensive experience dealing with infectious disease. It's...

Allergies, Detox, and Your Pet

Allergies, Detox, and Your Pet

Itchy skin, greasy hair coat, ear infections, red skin, hot spots, shedding - these are all signs of allergies in dogs and cats. Sadly, allergies are a very common condition. And if we think about what our pets are experiencing while they are digging and scratching...

Is It Really Vomit?

Is It Really Vomit?

I mean, what kind of a question is that? If it comes up out of the mouth and should’ve stayed down, then it must be vomit, right? But wait! There are a couple of different mechanisms that bring food or liquid back up out of the mouth and we have to distinguish between...

Hormones and Pets

Hormones and Pets

We talk about hormone imbalances in people all the time – yet the language seems to be different when it comes to pets. Should we talk about hormones problems in pets and are the health connections the same? We actually do have quite a bit of similarity between...

The Scoop…  about POOP

The Scoop… about POOP

Yes, we’re talking feces today, and — yes —  it’s a big deal. As pet owners, it’s important that we pay attention to the dog’s and cat’s poop.  What does it looks like? How does it smell? What is its texture? It’s color, etc. (see post).  Answers to these questions...

Holiday Stress and Our Pets

It’s pretty well known that the holidays are a time of stress for humans. Signs of stress may include weight gain, tiredness, or moodiness. Interestingly, we humans aren’t the only ones to experience stress and weight gain over the holidays - so do our pets. It might...

Is $259 a Year Really Enough Money?

Is $259 a Year Really Enough Money?

According to a recent article, pet food spending is at an all time high. The average annual dog food expense is $259. The average for cats is $225 each year. Plus $127 and $58 a year on dog on cat treats, respectively. Quite a few factors go into this number - let’s...

Pet “Health” – Backwards

Pet “Health” – Backwards

I’m going to write this post backwards. First, I’ll list a bunch of symptoms (called clinical signs in animals) and have you go through the list. Tell yourself how many of these clinical signs you have experienced. With your pets, of course. Think of the different...

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