Posts Tagged: health

A ‘Service Dog’ Is… What Exactly?

It used to be simple. Service dogs helped blind people – to find their way around. Then came service dogs for deaf people – to alert them to noises. Then came service dogs for epilepsy, diabetes, even Alzheimers. These days it

A ‘Service Dog’ Is… What Exactly?

It used to be simple. Service dogs helped blind people – to find their way around. Then came service dogs for deaf people – to alert them to noises. Then came service dogs for epilepsy, diabetes, even Alzheimers. These days it

Despite One Reporter’s Claims, Acupuncture Is Not An ‘Alternative’ to Spinal Surgery

I am a great proponent of animal acupuncture. That’s why after 10 years of practising as a Veterinarian I went back to the books and studied Veterinary acupuncture. So it is quite disappointing when newspaper articles like the one below promote pure

Despite One Reporter’s Claims, Acupuncture Is Not An ‘Alternative’ to Spinal Surgery

I am a great proponent of animal acupuncture. That’s why after 10 years of practising as a Veterinarian I went back to the books and studied Veterinary acupuncture. So it is quite disappointing when newspaper articles like the one below promote pure

Thinking Of Using Marijuana As Pain Relief For Your Dog? Don’t!

With the debate about the medicinal use of marijuana raging, it was inevitable that dog and Veterinary medicine would get dragged into the discussion: ‘According to a study by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’s Animal

Thinking Of Using Marijuana As Pain Relief For Your Dog? Don’t!

With the debate about the medicinal use of marijuana raging, it was inevitable that dog and Veterinary medicine would get dragged into the discussion: ‘According to a study by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’s Animal

Having A Dog Improves Children’s Health – Study

A study from Finland confirms that children growing up in homes with a dog are less prone to infections, including ear infections and respiratory infections: ‘Overall, babies in homes with cats or dogs were about 30 per cent less likely

Having A Dog Improves Children’s Health – Study

A study from Finland confirms that children growing up in homes with a dog are less prone to infections, including ear infections and respiratory infections: ‘Overall, babies in homes with cats or dogs were about 30 per cent less likely

First Aid For Pets – Comprehensive Resource

Picture this: you are walking your dog in the park when suddenly you see him stumble and fall over. You rush over in distress. He is salivating and gagging. You can see he tongue is swollen and turning blue. In

First Aid For Pets – Comprehensive Resource

Picture this: you are walking your dog in the park when suddenly you see him stumble and fall over. You rush over in distress. He is salivating and gagging. You can see he tongue is swollen and turning blue. In

Dog Rescues A 3 Year-Old Girl … Every Day

Diabetes is a terrible disease. It runs your life – what you can eat, where you can go. What’s worse – it lasts a lifetime without a possibility of a cure. Now imagine that the diabetic is not an adult but

Dog Rescues A 3 Year-Old Girl … Every Day

Diabetes is a terrible disease. It runs your life – what you can eat, where you can go. What’s worse – it lasts a lifetime without a possibility of a cure. Now imagine that the diabetic is not an adult but

Parvovirus – Things You Didn’t Know

Most dog owners have some awareness about Parvovirus so in this post I will briefly go over then basics and then concentrate on things you don’t know. The basics: Parvovirus in a highly infectious gastrointestinal disease of dogs. It can

Parvovirus – Things You Didn’t Know

Most dog owners have some awareness about Parvovirus so in this post I will briefly go over then basics and then concentrate on things you don’t know. The basics: Parvovirus in a highly infectious gastrointestinal disease of dogs. It can

A Must-Read For Owners Of Dogs With Cancer

If your dog has cancer or you know someone else whose dog does, please go to the website below and register your dog: http://texasvetcancerregistry.com/about-tvcr/how-the-registry-works/ The website is a group project of Texas Veterinary oncologists trying to collect and share information

A Must-Read For Owners Of Dogs With Cancer

If your dog has cancer or you know someone else whose dog does, please go to the website below and register your dog: http://texasvetcancerregistry.com/about-tvcr/how-the-registry-works/ The website is a group project of Texas Veterinary oncologists trying to collect and share information

Yoshi – A Ferret With A Golden Spine

Well, the implants in his back are probably made of stainless steel, not gold but all this still costs $5000. ‘Tasmanian woman Nicole Flint has spent $5000 on surgery for her pet ferret Yoshi She transported Yoshi via courier about

Yoshi – A Ferret With A Golden Spine

Well, the implants in his back are probably made of stainless steel, not gold but all this still costs $5000. ‘Tasmanian woman Nicole Flint has spent $5000 on surgery for her pet ferret Yoshi She transported Yoshi via courier about

How To Look After Your Dog’s Ears

Ear infections are a big problem for dogs. Especially certain breeds of dogs with large hairy folded-over ears. Take note owners of Cavalier King Charles, Spaniels, Maltese etc. If not addressed correctly, ear infections can become a chronic problem. So

How To Look After Your Dog’s Ears

Ear infections are a big problem for dogs. Especially certain breeds of dogs with large hairy folded-over ears. Take note owners of Cavalier King Charles, Spaniels, Maltese etc. If not addressed correctly, ear infections can become a chronic problem. So