Are All Raw Food Diets Created Equal?

Are All Raw Food Diets Created Equal?

One of the the fastest growing aspects of veterinary medicine is holistic medicine, and along with that comes an increasing number of pet owners wishing to feed a more natural or species-appropriate diet. Many are willing to explore the topic of raw feeding, but have...
Nuts for Pets

Nuts for Pets

Many websites proclaim the dangers of feeding nuts of any kind to dogs. While some nuts are extremely toxic, others may provide benefits for pet health. Potentially toxic nuts to avoid: Macadamia nuts – Ingestion of macadamia nuts by dogs has been associated...
The Eyes Have It

The Eyes Have It

When I took ophthalmology rotation in veterinary school, I was determined that I would never want to work on eye problems, as they made me extremely nervous. One wrong move, and a pet could be blinded for life. Since that time, I’ve actually come to really enjoy...
Preventing and Treating Diabetes in Dogs and Cats

Preventing and Treating Diabetes in Dogs and Cats

Diabetes mellitus, or diabetes, is a condition that occurs when the body can not use glucose (a type of sugar) normally.  Glucose is the main source of energy for the body’s cells.   The levels of glucose in the blood are primarily controlled by a hormone called...
Seizures

Seizures

It is estimated that 1% of the canine population has some form of seizure disorder. Any dog breed can develop epilepsy caused by infections, toxins, trauma or other underlying conditions, but congenital or primary epilepsy is caused by genetic abnormalities. The...
Senior Dogs Require Extra Support

Senior Dogs Require Extra Support

Old age is not a disease; it can be challenging, but it should be celebrated for the great accomplishment of achieving senior status. As pets age, the effects of poor nutrition, over-vaccination, and environmental pollution become magnified. Many pet owners fail to...
Kennel Cough

Kennel Cough

Also known as infectious tracheobronchitis, kennel cough can have many causes. The most common is a bacterium, Bordetella bronchiseptica, but many other organisms such as parainfluenza, adenovirus, and mycoplasma may be the culprit or occur in conjunction. Kennel...
Top 10 dog-friendly races and why you must participate

Top 10 dog-friendly races and why you must participate

Research confirms that petting, playing with, or just watching animals can lower cortisol levels and increase serotonin production. In simple words, having a pet means less stress. It’s not just mental health. Studies have found that pets give benefits to their...
20 Harmful Ingredients in Pet Food

20 Harmful Ingredients in Pet Food

Anyone who follows my social media understands that I am extremely picky about what I will feed my pets. I am very vocal about the atrocities being committed daily by large pet feed companies and the FDA’s lack of enforcement of pet feed law. The following are a...
Mental Well-Being Tied to Pet Ownership

Mental Well-Being Tied to Pet Ownership

Having A Dog Improves Your Mental Health One Poll recently reported that 80% of dog owners are happy or very happy with their life and 86% believe their furry friend can reduce stress levels. Dogs can reduce the feeling of loneliness as they’re always by your side and...