Heart Disease in Dogs: What You Need to Know

Heart Disease in Dogs: What You Need to Know

Health

When my husband and I adopted a senior Poodle named Peach, we knew she had a heart murmur. But when she began coughing almost to the point of retching, our veterinarian referred us to a veterinary cardiologist for more testing. Sure enough, Peach has a leaky mitral valve. The resulting heart enlargement puts pressure on […]

Dealing With a Cancer Diagnosis

Dealing With a Cancer Diagnosis

Health

Getting a cancer diagnosis for your dog is like a punch to the gut (yours). The first thing to do is to sit down and take a deep breath. Many cancers are treatable, a few are curable, and there are many ways to give your dog quality time until the end, no matter what. Where […]

Feeding Tubes: A Fear Free Path to Recovery

Feeding Tubes: A Fear Free Path to Recovery

Health

Have you ever developed a food aversion? To this day I avoid artificially flavored grape candy because that was the flavor of the cough syrup I had to choke down when I was sick as a kid. The same thing can happen to pets when they don’t feel well. Several months ago, my dog Dorie […]

Home Dental Care Saves Teeth, Tames Breath

Home Dental Care Saves Teeth, Tames Breath

Grooming, Health

Did you know that over 80 percent of adult dogs and cats have some form of dental disease? The good news is that this does not need to happen to your pet. Preventive dental care, both at home and from your veterinarian, can help to ward off dental disease. Preventing dental infections and injuries to […]

Stem Cell Science: Can It Help Pets?

Stem Cell Science: Can It Help Pets?

Health

Stem cell therapy, often referred to as regenerative medicine, has grown in popularity in veterinary circles as a way to treat many painful issues that affect the wellbeing of dogs, cats, and horses. Bosco was having difficulty walking and generally moving about. The 8-month-old Labrador Retriever was taking anti-inflammatory medication daily as well as glucosamine-chondroitin […]