We may all be disturbed and at least a little distressed by the thought of being confined to our homes for what might be several weeks or more because of the precautions being taken to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Our dogs on the other hand? They’re pretty excited. All the humans […]Read more..
People have a lot of questions about the virus that has now been classified a global pandemic, the novel coronavirus or COVID19 as it is more commonly being referred to. As the disease spreads and evolves some of these questions are being answered, while others may only be solved over time as experts and researchers learn […]Read more..
Zinc is a common element. It’s found in all kinds of household items and also occurs naturally in many foods and beverages. The body needs a certain amount of zinc to maintain a healthy immune system and good thyroid function. For pets, however, consuming too much zinc can be dangerous, leading to zinc poisoning in […]Read more..
All pups, large or small, need strong, healthy muscles to thrive and truly enjoy themselves when out and about with their family or when playing by themselves. There are some canine diseases that make that hard however, and can lead to their muscles wasting away. One such condition is polymyositis in dogs.What is polymyositis?Polymyositis is […]Read more..
As is the case for humans, a dog’s kidneys have crucial functions to perform every day. They must remove waste from the body, help make red blood cells, control the body’s PH levels and the kidneys even have a role to play in bone health. Unfortunately, just like humans, these vital organs can stop working […]Read more..
Finding the best dry dog food for your dog is a difficult task, absolutely! Every dog has different needs, and there are hundreds of options to choose from, so how do you make an informed decision?That’s where we have you covered. This complete guide to buying dry dog food will help you easily identify the best […]Read more..
Cats and dogs can live very happily together, as many pet parents can attest to. However when they do, certain extra precautions need to be taken to ensure that everyone – cat, dog and human – remain healthy, especially when it comes to preventing toxoplasmosis in your pet dog.What is Toxoplasmosis?Toxoplasmosis (also called toxoplasma) is […]Read more..
Salt has been used for centuries to add flavor to all kinds of food, and, to humans, it’s a fairly harmless addition. There is some evidence that excessive salt consumption isn’t the best thing for human health, but in moderation it just adds flavor. For animals, including dogs, too much salt can be poisonous. And […]Read more..
Making use of flea and tick prevention products for dogs is an excellent idea in many ways and one that vets encourage, especially for those pups who live in areas of the country where Lyme Disease is a problem.However, recent news stories, and an alert from the FDA about NexGard allergies in dogs has pet […]Read more..
Hypoglycemia – aka low blood sugar – is something talked about in terms of human health a great deal. But the fact is that this condition – hypoglycemia is a condition, not a disease in itself – can affect your pet dog too, and for many reasons.What is hypoglycemia?Hypoglycemia is the medical term used to […]Read more..