Obesity in Dogs can create serious health problems.
Excess 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: Beyond Healthy Food.
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
Hip Dysplasia in Dogs - What is it?
Hip 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
Common knee injuries in dogs
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 - Get the facts.
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
Vaccines and Titers: The Great Debate Continues.
The issue of vaccinations, and their effect on our pets' health, has recently become an area of much debate in the world of veterinary medicine. For many years, veterinarians have administered multiple annual vaccines with the understanding that they were providing an important preventative health measure for their client's pets.… Read the rest
Holistic veterinary care for your pet at The Healing Place:
When beginning the journey into alternative or holistic veterinary care, many people are not even sure of what they are searching for. Most are looking for another option of treatment than the standard, conventional medication and surgery options available at a traditional veterinary clinic.… Read the rest
Heart Disease in Dogs (Dilated Cardiomyopathy, aka: DCM) and Grain-Free Pet Foods.
The Heart of the Matter… Is There a Proven Connection?
For purposes of this article we will be discussing Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM), with regard to heart disease in dogs and grain-free pet foods.… Read the rest
Heatstroke in dogs...it's a killer
Living in Florida, we have learned to adapt to the heat and humidity by wearing light weight clothing, keeping ourselves hydrated to replace the moisture we lose through perspiration, and taking the time to get out of the heat when it becomes uncomfortable.… Read the rest