Wednesday, December 12, 2018
pet first aid and CPR

First aid & CPR for your dog

Have you taken a pet first aid and CPR course?  Statistics show that preventable accidents are the leading cause of death among companion animals. According...
liver disease in dogs

Understanding liver disease in dogs

Liver disease is the catch-all term applied to any medical disorder affecting the liver and usually causing elevated blood levels of liver enzymes. It...
fighting fleas naturally in dogs

Fighting fleas naturally

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy…at least until flea season starts. These tiny blood-sucking parasites can make your companion’s life miserable, especially if he’s...
diabetes

The myths about dogs and diabetes

Diabetes develops when the pancreas no longer produces adequate amounts of insulin. Without sufficient amounts of insulin, blood sugar cannot be released from the...
preventing plant poisoning in dogs

Preventing plant poisoning in dogs

At holiday time, we often hear warnings to keep our animals and toddlers away from poinsettias. If eaten, we’re told, the lovely looking leaves...
supplements

Supplements for your dog

Whether you feed your animal a raw or home-cooked diet, or a premium canned or dry food, the bottom line is that each animal...
diet

5 tips for the best dog diet

Feeding your animal companions a healthy diet is a crucial component of their overall well-being. Most commercial pet foods contain poor quality ingredients and additives...
ears

Healthy ears for a healthy dog

Did you know your dog’s ears can influence her health? It’s true. Breeds with upright ears are less prone to dirt accumulation and infection than...
dental health

Natural dental care for dogs

Libby the miniature schnauzer loves to ride in cars. She often sits on the console between the front seats, where she can see everything....
cancer

Alternative cancer treatments for dogs

Despite all the technology used in the “war against cancer,” the disease is still feared. It seems completely unpredictable and appears to strike out...
Eye diseases in dogs

Eye diseases in dogs

Often, people are surprised by the number of different eye diseases that can affect dogs. From cataracts and glaucoma, to structural abnormalities that interfere with...
urinary incontinence

Urinary incontinence in dogs

A common problem in older dogs is a condition called urinary incontinence, in which the animal cannot totally control his ability to urinate. Typically, urinary...
holiday

Holiday tips for your dog

The holiday season has arrived! It’s exciting, it’s busy and for most of us, including our animal companions, it can be a little stressful....
chemical poisoning in dogs

Antifreeze poisoning in dogs

Until 1996, almost no data existed on the incidence of ethylene glycol (antifreeze) poisoning. In that year, the American Society for the Prevention of...
H1N1

H1N1 And Your Dog

It’s flu season, and most people are doing what they can to avoid catching this year’s viruses. As most of us remember, swine flu...
teeth

8 tips for dog dental hygiene

Periodontal disease is any inflammation or infection of the teeth, gums, or related structures. It’s caused by a number of bacteria and their toxins....
lyme disease

How to protect your dog from Lyme disease

Lyme disease gets its name from a small town in Connecticut where it was first recognized in 1989, although studies have indicated that it...
disc dog

Disc Dog

The bright red disc whizzes across the field. In hot pursuit, the black and white border collie finally makes his move, leaping up and...
senior dog health

11 steps to graceful canine aging

Is Rover slowing down? Is his hearing not as sharp as it used to be? Maybe he’s eating less, struggling with the stairs, or having a...
genes

The relationship between dog genes & diet

Wholesome high-quality food can help keep your dog healthy by enhancing his immune system and reducing the risk of disease. But did you know there’s also a connection...
titres

Looking at titres in dogs

Testing titres for a particular infectious agent measures the presence and level of antibodies in a dog’s blood. These antibodies reflect the combination of any...
vaccinations

A guide to safer vaccinations

Not so long ago, dogs received routine vaccinations every year, usually at their annual check-up, but things have changed dramatically in the last decade. Challenge studies...
Protecting your dog's teeth

Protecting your dog’s teeth

Dental care is crucial for your dog's health but a decade ago, canine dental options were limited. Today, you can choose from a variety...
healthcare

Get involved in your animal’s healthcare

Caring for your beloved dog throughout his life is a team effort. The key members of his healthcare team are your veterinarian, ancillary caregivers...
toys

Dos & don’ts for safe dog toys

Here are our top toy dos and don'ts: DO Be size-wise. Ensure the toys aren't too small for your dog and that she can’t easily...
backyard for your dog

Building a dog-friendly backyard

Ever wonder what Rover is thinking about when he’s surveying your backyard from the porch steps? Perhaps he’s dreaming of a landscape complete with a special play...
pet food labels

The importance of reading dog food labels

If you want to offer your dog good nutrition, how do you know you’re giving him a good quality product? The best way is...
winter

Winter walks with your dog

Going for a stroll in the snow with your dog? Be sure to keep him comfy and safe. There’s something exciting about the first snowfall....