Dog Boots: Necessity, Not Accessory

Like most rational minded people, I scoffed when dog boots first made it onto my radar. In my mind, this seemed on the same level as painting your dog’s toenails or decking Fido out in a Hermes scar: a mindless activity of the rich and fabulous.  Clearly, this is a frivolous, superficial, and totally unnecessary . . . → Read More: Dog Boots: Necessity, Not Accessory

Dog Boots Protect Them From Dirt and Infection

When you walk your dog, you probably don’t think too much about where they are walking or what surfaces are beneath their paws. But it is important that you do because these things can really affect their health. It is one thing if you are walking them on a regular concrete surface, but if you . . . → Read More: Dog Boots Protect Them From Dirt and Infection

Horse Care and Hoof Health

Hoof health is of the utmost importance when it comes to horses.  It is where infections and injuries tend to occur the most and they can cause further health complications. It is important that you often pick out the feet of your horse. In the process, you should look for a variety of things.

Thrush . . . → Read More: Horse Care and Hoof Health

Dental Care for Your Cats

Cats, and dogs, often suffer from the same diseases that humans do. Nearly 85% of adult pets have periodontal disease. If left untreated, the bacteria can actually spread through the pet’s bloodstream and infect major organs. But other dental issues can occur too, such as gum disease and tooth decay –resulting in a loss of . . . → Read More: Dental Care for Your Cats

Treating Ringworm and Fungal Infections

Ringworm is a common fungal infection among pets, especially dogs, cats, and even horses. The infection invades the hair and hair follicles. It is transmitted by spores in the soil that come into contact with the hair. But dogs and cats do not just get it, humans can too. Actually, humans can transmit the infection . . . → Read More: Treating Ringworm and Fungal Infections

Vomiting in domestic pets

Vomiting is a problem that can vary in severity from no big deal to life threatening emergency. Occasional vomiting in dogs and cats is often mentioned by owners because it is not viewed as a problem but they want reassurance that it is okay. Most of the time, just like with us, it is no big deal to have occasional GI upset. . . . → Read More: Vomiting in domestic pets

Medication administration: Doing it right

Medication administration: Doing it right We often get prescriptions from our physicians or our veterinarian with directions for use. However, a big problem with both human and veterinary medicine is medication compliance. . . . → Read More: Medication administration: Doing it right

Pet Life Jackets Just Another Accessory or a Necessity?

I have mentioned pet life jackets before on this site as they relate to overall safety in the summer and around water. This article examines pet life jackets more closely and will hopefully help pet owners decide if a life jacket is a good idea for their pet(s). I’ve decided that they are a great . . . → Read More: Pet Life Jackets Just Another Accessory or a Necessity?

Skin issues, Allergy and Diet

I get a lot of questions about skin problems including atopy (or dermatitis from allergies), skin infections, food allergy and hair loss. The crux with almost all of these problems is that the body is not appropriately handling exposure to opportunistic pathogens, ingredients in food or the environment. The question that I have is NOT how do we stop the itching, scratching and hair loss, but how do we actually stop this type of problem from recurring. . . . → Read More: Skin issues, Allergy and Diet

Perianal Fistulas

We received a question regarding a very serious health issue effecting a large number of dogs. Perianal Fistulas. Unfortunately, 84% of those dogs are German Shepherds.

Question:

I was sent an email a few weeks back on a product you were selling “SNP-G Wound Dressing Gell with Silver Sol”.

What I am wondering is if . . . → Read More: Perianal Fistulas