In the middle of a busy veterinary practice, many veterinarians may overlook an opportunity to discuss the possibilities of drug interactions and pet medication side effects. For example, many commonly prescribed nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) can sometimes cause digestive upset and/or liver/kidney problems in some sensitive pets. Corticosteroids like Prednisone can cause similar problems in some pets, as well as predispose pets to diabetes with prolonged use. While a topic […]
Stories that I get exposed to throughout the day either have a positive effect on my mood and sense of well-being or a negative one. While the facts from any particular story do contribute to the feelings that the reader gets, other intangibles also have an effect. Many times I have read stories that describe something terrible but then go on to put a positive or a “miraculous” spin to […]
My dog Daisy was adopted and joined my family when Duke was already five years old. From the moment the two dogs set eyes on each other, something beautiful occurred–the two together became better than they seemed to be alone, each bringing out the best characteristics of the other. Duke always treats Daisy with gentleness and respect and Daisy reciprocates by being loving and trustworthy. Theirs is a relationship based […]
How do you know if your dog has a headache? You don’t. Obviously our pets can’t complain about minor aches and pains or make a dramatic scene to let everyone know how much they suffer. If our pets have mild aches and pains, most of the time they will simply wait it out in silence. While you might think this creates a disadvantage for them, I do have another point […]
My cat Midnight has been healthy since I first adopted him 14 years ago. When you see a pet on a daily basis, sometimes it can be hard to pick up gradual changes. I recently noticed how thin he was becoming and, when I picked him up, it seemed as though his heart was beating quite a bit faster than usual. Another thing that I noticed was that he was […]
If you’re like most pet owners, you want to provide your pet with the best protection from parasites with the least risk, hassle (for you and your pet), and cost. To help you decide which all-in-one preventive is best for you, we’ve put together a comparison of two major all-in-ones: Sentinel and Trifexis.
Humans and dogs have been friends for at least fifteen thousand years. It may be possible that living so close to each other for so long has caused similarities in certain traits and even in certain diseases. Obesity, hypothyroidism, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorders, and even certain cancers have been seen in both dogs and humans at a higher rate than those seen in the wolf that runs wild and […]