Cancer in Pets

Cancer in pets

CThis article addresses Cancer in pets, although cancer can be found in both pets and people.

What is Cancer in pets?

Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of cells creating masses or “tumors”. Any type of cell in the body can become cancerous or a “tumor”.… Read the rest

Pet Epilepsy

pet Epilepsy

What is Pet Epilepsy?

pet epilepsy with Dr. TrishSeizures, or pet epilepsy (often referred to as a seizure disorder) is a chronic neurological condition characterized by recurrent unprovoked seizures. It is commonly controlled with medication, although surgical methods are used as well., This condition when unexplained neurologic activity results in motor stimulation giving abnormal muscle activity can be very localized and only be observed as a slight twitch or focal tremor of one area.… Read the rest

Pet Nutrition

Pet nutrition

Pet nutrition goes beyond food. what else does your pet need?

The quality of pet food we feed our pets has a huge impact on their health, their quality of life and the prevention of a number of diseases (see my previous articles about pet foods).… Read the rest

Dog Paralysis

dog paralysis

Dog Paralysis: Causes and Treatments

dog paralysisCauses:

While we are addressing dog paralysis in this article, other pets are susceptible to paralysis as well. There are many ways that our pets can become paralyzed. These may include tick bites, congenital diseases, bacterial infections, and trauma resulting from impact.… Read the rest

Obesity in Dogs

Obese Dog

Obesity in Dogs can create serious health problems.

Obesity in DogsExcess weight is a serious health problem for dogs and cats and is common in many countries. The two main causes of obesity are too much food, poor quality food, poor digestion and too little exercise.… Read the rest

Probitics for Pets

Woman feeding her dog

Probitics for Pets: Beyond Healthy Food.

Probiotics for pets, woman feeding her dog
Should we be supplementing with probitics for pets? Or is their food enough?

The quality of pet food we feed our pets has a huge impact on their health, their quality of life and the prevention of a number of diseases (see my previous articles about pet foods).… Read the rest

Inflammation in pets

Dog biscuits

Inflammation in pets – Let’s dig in!

Inflammation in pets

Beyond Food – Supplements, the natural anti-inflammatory

The quality of pet food we feed our pets has a huge impact on their health, their quality of life and the prevention of a number of diseases (see my previous articles about pet foods).… Read the rest

Hip Dysplasia in Dogs

Hip Dysplasia

Hip Dysplasia in Dogs – What is it?

Hip DysplasiaHip dysplasia is a malformation of the hip socket (acetabulum) and the femoral head (thigh bone) causing a loose joint to form allowing for excessive “sloppy” movement in the joint. This excessive “sloppy” movement causes changes in the acetabulum resulting in a broadening of the socket and a flattening of the femoral head.… Read the rest

Knee Injuries in Dogs

Common knee injuries in dogs

Wounded dog, a broken leg, dog eyes, isolated on white

The rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament is the most common knee injury in medium and large breed dogs.

This injury has two common presentations. One is the young athletic dog playing roughly who acutely ruptures the ligament and is non-weight bearing on the affected hind leg.… Read the rest

Luxating Patella

Luxating Patella in small breed dogs

Luxating Patella – Get the facts.

Luxating Patella in small breeds like the Yorkie

Luxating Patella – About

Luxating patella is a condition where the kneecap (patella) moves out of its normal position, usually by imbalanced forces from the muscles down the hip and leg.

Luxating patella is one of the most common knee joint abnormalities of small breed dogs, but it is only occasionally seen in cats.… Read the rest