Holistic Care /By Dr Karen Gellman The most common reasons for avoiding nail trims are that the owner is afraid of “quicking” the dog, or that the dog fusses and creates bad feelings around the procedure. Nail cutting becomes an event surrounded by angst and drama. For very active dogs who run all day long … Continue reading A Stress-Free Way For Trimming Your Dog’s Toenails
Canine ear infections are most commonly caused by bacteria or yeast. Ear mites, excessive hair, moisture or wax, foreign bodies, allergies, and hypothyroidism can all be contributing factors in the development of an ear infection. Because the ear canal in dogs is mostly vertical (unlike a human ear canal that is horizontal), it is easy … Continue reading Ear Infections in Dogs: Symptoms and Treatment
If your dog pulls on the leash whenever you walk, then those walks are neither healthy nor relaxing for either of you. Those walks aren’t safe either. When I see a dog who pulls on his leash during walks, I also see it as a sign that he and his owner are not paying attention … Continue reading Loose Leash Walking
Does your dog have bad breath? Are their teeth clean? We take a look at the importance of proper dental care for your dog and share some tips to help ensure their mouth stays clean and healthy. Statistics suggest that over 80% of dogs have some degree of dental disease by the time they are … Continue reading Dog Teeth Cleaning & Dental Care
By Dr. Becker @ Healthy Pets A retractable leash is not so much a leash as it is a length of thin cord wound around a spring-loaded device housed inside a plastic handle. The handles of most retractable leashes are designed to fit comfortably in a human hand. A button on the handle controls how … Continue reading 10 Reasons Not to Use a Retractable Leash
WebMD separates the facts from fiction about canine heartworms. By Sandy Eckstein Heartworms in dogs are easy to prevent, but difficult and costly to cure. We asked Sheldon Rubin, 2007-2010 president of the American Heartworm Society, to separate facts from the myths about heartworm infestations in dogs. Q: How do dogs get heartworms? A: Only by … Continue reading Heartworms in Dogs: Facts and Myths
If you think that just having one or two litters won’t hurt anybody, this fact should change your mind: according to the Humane Society of the United States, 10,000 babies are born in the U.S. on any given day. On that same day, however, 70,000 puppies and kittens are born. Match those two statistics up, … Continue reading Why Spay or Neuter?