Category: Health

‘Tis the Season for Allergies

By Victoria Rubay Throughout the years, and backed by recent studies, research has shown that many dogs have allergies. Some local veterinarians claim that the majority of their canine patients are suffering from allergy symptoms. Two of the most common and surprising allergies are potatoes and chicken. These two foods often carry yeast, which is […] Read more

Medical Marijuana for Post-Prop 64 Pets

by Martha Michael With the passage of Proposition 64 in November 2016, many assume that the sale and use of marijuana is completely without restraints. That’s really not the case, but when it comes to medical marijuana for pets, its use is becoming broader, and more acceptable, than before January 1, 2018. “Basically, it’s more […] Read more

Pet Dish or Petrie Dish? Your Animal’s Most Harmful Foods

By Courtney M. Andrews >>> Ever wonder what dangers are lurking in your home? Common foods and additives can be dangerous for your pets. Check the list below and ensure you are keeping your precious pets safe! Alcohol Alcoholic beverages and food products containing alcohol can cause vomiting, diarrhea, decreased coordination, central nervous system depression, […] Read more

Treating Your Pet for Ear Mites

When you see your dog scratch and scratch and wonder what’s bugging him, it could be just that: a bug. Ear mites, or otodectes cynotis, can be the problem, and pet owners should be aware of them, says the American Kennel Club, or AKC. Latin for “ear beggar of the dog,” it describes what the […] Read more

Pet Food Particulars

By Martha Michael >>> If your pet has champagne taste, but you’re on a beer budget, there is no cause for concern. Providing healthy food is the main issue, not cost, according to local veterinarian Evelyn Vega, DVM. “’Specialized’ does not always mean automatically better. Many premium diets are too rich for pets and cause stomach […] Read more

Knick-Knack Paddy-Wack, Give a Dog a Bone?

It’s an indisputable fact that dogs like to chew bones (especially the ones that were recently on your plate). The fact is so well-known and ingrained within human/canine relationships that it’s spawned its own idioms. When you give your dog a bone, it should be known that not just any bone will do; some of […] Read more

Ho Ho Hold the Table Scraps!

By Martha Michael >>> With all the tasty holiday food and the time spent at the dinner table with family members, it can be tempting to give Rex and Lucy scraps and snacks, but it’s not a good Christmas tradition, according to experts. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Pets, or the […] Read more

Veterinary Cardiologists: Specialists with a Heart for Healing

By Martha Michael >>> Imagine the excitement of bringing your new baby home. You cuddle with her in your bed, bond with her during feedings, and parade her in front of friends while you gush about her deep set eyes and tiny nose. But at her first well-check you get bad news. Her heartbeat is […] Read more

Keep Your Skinny Kitty from Growing into a Fat Cat

Animals can gain weight and become obese just like the rest of us. When cats are overweight, they are at serious risk of contracting obesity-related diseases like: type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis, heart disease, high blood pressure and kidney disease. Additionally, obese cats are much more difficult for veterinarians to treat. They are more likely to […] Read more