The lungs of dogs and cats are similar to ours and can be damaged by secondhand smoke. Just like humans, our pets are exposed to cigarette smoke by direct inhalation of secondhand smoke and indirectly when they lie on carpet, furniture, clothing, or other surfaces exposed to cigarette smoke.… Read More →
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Laundry and dishwashing detergent can be toxic to your pets and children! Detergent pods are colorful and squishy – just the kind of thing pets and children like to dig their teeth into. But ingestion of even small amounts can cause toxicity.… Read More →
Good oral health is as important for your dog as it is for you. Unless you routinely feed your dog raw meaty bones, raw chicken or other animal parts containing bones or cartilage, you will probably need to routinely brush his teeth.… Read More →
The rise in the number of antibiotic resistant infections in humans and their pets is a growing public health concern. Excessive and unnecessary exposure to antibiotics can increase your risk (and your pet’s risk) of these potentially deadly infections. An often unrecognized source of antibiotic exposure is from agricultural products and wastewater contamination.… Read More →
Joyful play and love are two of the most important ingredients of good health. What better way to show love for your dog than to engage him or her in a game that involves interacting with you! Some dogs, like retrievers, instinctively enjoy a game of fetch, while a game of tug of war may come more naturally to a terrier.… Read More →
Raw meaty bones (RMB) are a great source of nutrients for your dog and a wonderful way to keep his teeth clean and shinny. RMBs may be used as a source of calcium in a raw-food diet or for recreational chewing.… Read More →
The holidays are here, so please take note of these common risks lurking in the kitchen.
- Grapes and raisins, particularly non-organic products that are heavily sprayed with insecticides, are often featured in holiday recipes. RISK: kidney failure.
- Xylitol is an artificial sweetener often found in gum, mints and other candies, and baked goods.
Stress is an important cause of disease in humans and animals and the impact is more profound as we age. The level of stress is reflected in cortisol levels – the more stress, the higher the levels of cortisol in the body. … Read More →
Come is an important command to teach your dog. The come command is more than a convenience. It can be used in emergency situations to call your dog away from danger and back to you. There are several different techniques for teaching your dog to come when called.… Read More →
Nutrition is the foundation of good health for people and their pets. If you feed your dog a kibble or canned dog food diet, you may find significant benefit in supplementing with fresh whole foods. Even the highest cost commercial food cannot provide all of the fragile, crucial nutrients your dog needs to live his best life.… Read More →