What Really is Healthy Looking Stool?

What Really is Healthy Looking Stool?

Caution: This discussion may be a bit graphic for some. Pet food manufacturers spend a lot of their research dollars making sure that dogs and cats have “good” stools after eating their pet food. Certainly, most pet owners examine their pets’ output and use that as...
Health Coaching for Pets

Health Coaching for Pets

Have you ever just wanted a second opinion, either about your own health or the health care of your pets? Books and the internet are great for general information, background, and education but usually don’t address the specific situation going on in the owner’s...
Alternative Medicine for Your Pet

Alternative Medicine for Your Pet

One of the great things about alternative medicine is it helps so many patients and in so many different ways. I would like to share a few examples with you: Recently, a friend of mine was having vertigo, a terrible case of dizziness that did not stop. The neurologist...
HELP!  My Older Dog’s Nose is Swollen! What Could It Be?

HELP! My Older Dog’s Nose is Swollen! What Could It Be?

I recently received a SMC email. (That’s a “Save My Canine!” email!) The email indicated that this pet parent had a 9 year old dog with some swelling on the side of his nose. And, of course, like all of us who love our four-legged friends, she was concerned. With good...
Help! My Dog Was Just Diagnosed With Ehrlichia Infection

Help! My Dog Was Just Diagnosed With Ehrlichia Infection

Symptoms of canine Ehrlichia include fever, weight-loss, swollen lymph nodes, swollen legs, lethargy, discharge from the nose and eyes and even seizures. If you’re noticing these symptoms, you are right to be concerned. If your dog has been diagnosed with Ehrlichia...
October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

October is national adopt a shelter dog month. Even if you can’t adopt, here are some creative ways to support your local shelter. Most people are familiar with the standard ways of helping out at the dog shelter: volunteering to walk dogs, volunteering to clean...
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