Posts tagged "dog health"

Dogs Do Die in Hot Cars: Watch And You'll Understand

Dogs Do Die in Hot Cars: Watch And You'll Understand
From the dog’s perspective, how hot do cars really get? We hear all these numbers about how quickly cars heat up like ovens – but do they really? C’mon that’s all got to be exaggerated right? I found out the truth. Watch a radio/tv host burn up. Of course, I was able to end the... Read more »

Rimadyl: After All These Years, What's the Truth?

Rimadyl: After All These Years, What's the Truth?
Q: I’m curious if you’ve ever done a follow up to your series of columns, “Rimadyl: Friend or Foe?” I’m impressed by your journalism. Reading your columns has been informative. So, all these years later (the columns the reader refers were published in 2000), have the drug’s benefits outweighed the risks? Our beloved dog, Hannah,... Read more »

American Animal Hospital Association Experts Answer Your Pet Questions

American Animal Hospital Association Experts Answer Your Pet Questions
Your questions are answered this week by experts attending the American Animal Hospital Association Conference, March 12-15, Tampa, FL. AAHA is the only organization that accredits veterinary practices in the U.S. and Canada (and actually most practices, around 85 percent, are not accredited). To be accredited, hospitals must meet approximately 900 standards of veterinary excellence.... Read more »
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Pet Health Meets Human Health: Zoobiquity Conference

Pet Health Meets Human Health: Zoobiquity Conference
NEW YORK CITY — It’s been called “one health” or comparative medicine, and now “zoobiquity” is the in-vogue term used to describe the intersection where human and animal medicine meet. Here’s an example: Lyme disease affects dogs and people, but inexplicably, Lyme doesn’t cause illness in cats. Studying the parallels of Lyme in dogs and... Read more »

Reader Questions Answered: Very Itchy Dog; Desperate Cat Owner; Cat Unrolls Toilet Paper

Reader Questions Answered: Very Itchy Dog; Desperate Cat Owner; Cat Unrolls Toilet Paper
Q: When we purchased our 8-week-old German Shepherd, we were told he was very healthy. However, he’s suffered from an unbelievable skin condition, constantly scratching his stomach, genitals and ears. We’ve taken him to a dermatologist and to our veterinarian many times, but all they say is he should undergo “scratch tests” that would cost... Read more »

Beware of Wet Dog Kiss, Or Not

Beware of Wet Dog Kiss, Or Not
About that wet dog kiss – according to a new study, don’t indulge. Apparently, when you receive a big lick from your dog, canine bacteria might not be as benign as previously suggested. This new information is from a report in the Archives or Oral Biology. Now it’s true that puppy breath is daisy fresh,... Read more »
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Discovering the Canine and Human Fountain of Youth?

Discovering the Canine and Human Fountain of Youth?
In her blog post for Petside.com, dog trainer and author Victoria Schade recently touted coconut oil as a miracle cure for anything that might cause a dog to get sick….Could it be the fountain of canine youth? She touted some of the virtues of cocoanut oil: Reduces risk of cancers Improves digestion and addresses digestive... Read more »

Too Much Thanksgiving Bird for the Pets

Too Much Thanksgiving Bird for the Pets
What you need to remember for Thanksgiving – concerning your pets. Everyone’s sitting around the table eating that wonderful Thanksgiving meal…. Your dog – even your cat – may be hanging around that that dining room table. Truth is a very little bit of white meat from the turkey, some veggies, all fine for your... Read more »

It's Where Veterinary Professionals Come to Learn

While at the Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas, I visited the Oquendo Center, and thought I’d tell you about it – and even show you. Learn more and see more links at my national radio show website.  
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