Posts Tagged: medicine

Dog Grooming – The Good, The Bad and… Dog Dyes?

Dog Grooming is big business. Most of the groomers i know are fantastic pet professionals but sometimes things can go a bit too far: “Brown is one of the “extreme groomers.” The fad has become a sport of sorts —

Dog Grooming – The Good, The Bad and… Dog Dyes?

Dog Grooming is big business. Most of the groomers i know are fantastic pet professionals but sometimes things can go a bit too far: “Brown is one of the “extreme groomers.” The fad has become a sport of sorts —

US Meningitis Outbreak – How It Affects You!

Meningitis is a rare, life threatening disease. Mortality is high but normally the infection rates are low. So to see a spike of infections in one geographic area is very frightening: “Eighteen of the cases are in Tennessee, where a

US Meningitis Outbreak – How It Affects You!

Meningitis is a rare, life threatening disease. Mortality is high but normally the infection rates are low. So to see a spike of infections in one geographic area is very frightening: “Eighteen of the cases are in Tennessee, where a

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

You See A Dog Sleeping, I See A Dog In Need Of Medication

The picture of an older dog sleeping on his owner’s chest as they swim in the lake have circled the globe. Many have commented on how peaceful the dog is and how caring the owner must be. All of that is

You See A Dog Sleeping, I See A Dog In Need Of Medication

The picture of an older dog sleeping on his owner’s chest as they swim in the lake have circled the globe. Many have commented on how peaceful the dog is and how caring the owner must be. All of that is

Highlighting The Danger Of GDV

GDV stands for Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus (Dilatation – swelling, Volvulus – twisting). The bit that swells and twists is the stomach. This is a disease of large dogs – Labradors, Great Danes, German Shepherds, etc. No one knows exactly

Highlighting The Danger Of GDV

GDV stands for Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus (Dilatation – swelling, Volvulus – twisting). The bit that swells and twists is the stomach. This is a disease of large dogs – Labradors, Great Danes, German Shepherds, etc. No one knows exactly

‘Allergy Drops’ – How They Can Help Your Itchy Dog

Skin allergies would rate amongst the most common (and most frustrating) chronic diseases of dogs. Just like with allergies in people, there is no cure. In dogs allergic to pollen etc. a common approach has been to test the dog

‘Allergy Drops’ – How They Can Help Your Itchy Dog

Skin allergies would rate amongst the most common (and most frustrating) chronic diseases of dogs. Just like with allergies in people, there is no cure. In dogs allergic to pollen etc. a common approach has been to test the dog

Proof That Having A Dog Makes You Healthier. Or Happier. Or Both.

A research study has shown that young children in families with dogs are healthier and have fewer infections: ‘Children with a household pet, especially a dog, were considered healthier overall, had fewer respiratory-tract symptoms and fewer ear infections and were given antibiotics

Proof That Having A Dog Makes You Healthier. Or Happier. Or Both.

A research study has shown that young children in families with dogs are healthier and have fewer infections: ‘Children with a household pet, especially a dog, were considered healthier overall, had fewer respiratory-tract symptoms and fewer ear infections and were given antibiotics

Is Raw Dog Food Better? Well, It Depends

Raw diets for dogs are exploding in popularity: ‘But now, feeding raw – that is, feeding your dog hearts, necks, livers, kidneys, bones and muscle of animals such as chicken, lamb and rabbit – is becoming more mainstream. It’s a

Is Raw Dog Food Better? Well, It Depends

Raw diets for dogs are exploding in popularity: ‘But now, feeding raw – that is, feeding your dog hearts, necks, livers, kidneys, bones and muscle of animals such as chicken, lamb and rabbit – is becoming more mainstream. It’s a

Why Dogs Chew Bones – Yes, There Is A Good Reason

New research sheds light on the early developments of the dog’s humble jaw bone: ‘The only way that dogs roaming the open plains could snatch very large prey from a herd was to work together. “And after many generations of

Why Dogs Chew Bones – Yes, There Is A Good Reason

New research sheds light on the early developments of the dog’s humble jaw bone: ‘The only way that dogs roaming the open plains could snatch very large prey from a herd was to work together. “And after many generations of

Life Saving Dogs – In Ways You Didn’t Imagine

From the humble seeing eye dog the role of dogs in healthcare has exploded to new unexpected areas including seizure alert and cancer detection: ‘Dogs can be trained to detect low blood sugar levels in diabetics by picking up scents

Life Saving Dogs – In Ways You Didn’t Imagine

From the humble seeing eye dog the role of dogs in healthcare has exploded to new unexpected areas including seizure alert and cancer detection: ‘Dogs can be trained to detect low blood sugar levels in diabetics by picking up scents