With so many dogs terrified of fireworks, 4th of July can be a frightening time for pups everywhere. In fact, July 5th is often the busiest day of the year at animal shelters, as pets run off from. . .
By: Jill Jones
Most dog experts recommend that a puppy stay with his mother and littermates for the first eight weeks of his life, or more, to assist with his healthy emotional development and socialization, . . .
Five common signs of heart disease in dogs
By Dr. Kelly Diehl
Morris Animal Foundation
Heart disease is a common problem in dogs that can be caused by a variety of underlying diseases including heart valve degeneration, irregular heart rate and rhythm (arrhythmia), and heart muscle disease. Despite the different types of heart diseases affecting dogs, many share common signs that can alert an owner to a problem….
I recently stumbled across a discussion of the “dog Heimlich maneuver,” and I realized that I didn’t know exactly how to do it. A little research turned up an excellent video from Dr. Andrew. . .
Every dog owner is concerned about the health of his or her best friend, but do you actually do a regular health check-up? Here’s a helpful video featuring English veterinarian Matt Brash, as. . .
Written by: Deb German
Two conditions—frostbite and hypothermia in dogs—often join ranks, with extreme cold as a common denominator. Playing outdoors in the winter can be joyous for your dog, but . . .
What self-respecting dog can resist playing outside in a fresh blanket of snow? Most dogs romp in it with unbridled joy. But winter brings seasonal hazards for your dog, including salt and . . .
Written by Kelly J. Diehl DVM MS Dipl. ACVIM
Insulin: A century of treating diabetes
Almost 100 years ago, a team of Canadian medical doctors made an astonishing finding; a new hormone responsible for blood sugar regulation. Before the discovery of insulin, diabetes (a group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the blood) was a feared and fatal illness. The discovery of insulin revolutionized the treatment of diabetes mellitus in people, and within two years of its discovery insulin was available worldwide.
People weren’t the only ones benefitting from the discovery of insulin. References to treating diabetes in dogs go back to the 1940s and treatment options for dogs have advanced significantly in the last two decades. Insulin has been, and remains, a cornerstone of diabetes therapy….
Written by: Dr. Bo Bergmann, DVM
Brrrrrrr. . .Vermont and many parts of the U.S. are preparing to deal with much colder temperatures over the next few months. It’s not unusual for us to wake up to -10 . . .