What is the best age to get a puppy or kitten “neutered”?

Oh – I can just feel the controversy in the air rising! Can you?  Okay, let’s just get right into it! We’ll tackle dogs first. From the perspective of how small the incision is to how quickly they bounce back from surgery, 3-4 months of age is a great time for this...

All of the sudden, my dog isn’t eating his food.  What should I do?

All of the sudden, my dog isn’t eating his food. What should I do?

There are many, many possible causes for this. So, let me go through a few of the most possible. First, how long has it been? If everything else seems to be “normal” with your pet, it’s okay to go up to 24 hours without eating. It’s possible he has the flu. Of course,...

My dog licks the furniture constantly. What is this about?

Oh no! It’s very possible the poor guy has a tummy ache. Maybe his prepared kibble is giving him some acid reflux? But, it could also be a hiatal hernia, which is a weakness of the diaphragm that allows a bubble of stomach to come up into the chest cavity. Humans with...

Married with Children… and a New Pet?

There’s a lot to consider regarding bringing a new (or first) pet into your household.  Should you get one?  What kind should you get? And what else should you know? I want to tackle all of these “NEW PET” questions right here and now: First, you have to realize that...

RUT-ROH… My Dog Seems to Have an Ear Infection. What should I do?

This is a question I get a lot.  Sometimes, people want a holistic treatment they can do themselves.  Other times, they just can’t get in to see me for a couple days, and want to give little Fido some relief. First, make sure the ear is not bleeding. If it is, your...

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