The fourth of July is this week and for most of us that means cookouts, fireworks and fun. For owners of dogs with noise anxiety this particular holiday can be an absolute nightmare. Fireworks and other loud noises such as thunderstorms can cause panic in affected dogs. My parents had a Jack Russell terrier (she passed at the age of
I love talking about pet food! It is one of my favorite topics when speaking to pet owners. It is clear to me that what you feed your dog or cat directly affects their health and quality of life. Unfortunately many pet food companies spend more on marketing and advertising rather than research and development of their foods.
Summertime and the livin’ is easy – unless your dog jumps up on the picnic table, eats a plate of ribs, develops horrible diarrhea and lands in the emergency room. Below are some common summer pet safety issues we see with pets that everyone might not know about. Heat stroke is by far the most common summertime danger
Summer is my favorite time of the year but many summertime activities can be dangerous to your pet’s health. By far the most common threat is the risk of overheating. At Friendship Hospital we see so many cases of heatstroke every summer. I feel it is necessary to constantly warn dog owners about the dangers of hot weather.
One of the most challenging tasks for cat owners is trying to get your kitty to drop a few pounds. My own cats struggle with weight management and unfortunately this is also the most common recommendation I make to kitty owners during an annual exam. Essentially all cats do during the day, every day, is lay around and