Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Dogs

Like humans, it is normal for dogs to experience the occasional upset stomach, or episode of diarrhea, but experiencing severe symptoms, such as bloody stools, may be a sign of something more serious. Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) refers to a group of gastrointestinal diseases that result in the inflammation of the intestines. The exact cause […]

Seizures in Dogs

Many of us would do anything to relieve our pets of a medical issue, especially if it interferes with their ability to live a normal life. Although the veterinary care field is more advanced than ever, some medical issues remain difficult to predict and treat. Seizures, caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain, continue […]

The Seeing Eye Guide Dog Birthday

The first school for Seeing Eye Dogs was opened on January 29, 1929 in Nashville, Tennessee. Following a short-lived program in Germany after World War I, this guide school trained dogs to assist those in need, and since then has influenced programs all over the world, including the Texas A&M’s Aggie Guide Dogs and Service […]

A Walk in the Park

Although the cold, winter weather may suggest otherwise, January is National Walk your Pet Month. Whether you’ve just brought home a new puppy or want to improve on old Fido’s walking habits, here are some tips to make walking your dog ‘a walk in the park.’ “The absolute best length of leash is not 100% […]

Dog Training- The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Whether you plan on getting a new puppy for Christmas or just want Fido to finally nail the “sit” command in time for your relatives to arrive, it is never too late to begin training your dog. Here are some tips for having a well-behaved pooch just in time for the holiday season. “The first […]

Halloween Chocolate and Dogs – A Scary Combination

The Halloween season brings with it much amusement and excitement, and one anticipated tradition is the variety of chocolate you have an excuse to enjoy. While all of these Halloween treats may only bring your children a sugar rush and a tummy ache, it can do much more serious damage to your pets. “Chocolate and […]

Osteosarcoma

Osteosarcoma (OSA), the most common bone cancer, represents about 85% of bone tumors in dogs. These aggressive tumors spread rapidly, and once diagnosed, should be taken very seriously. “OSA commonly affects the limbs of large or giant breed dogs, but can also occur in other parts of the skeleton, such as the skull, ribs, vertebrae, […]

Dog Walking Your Way into the New Year

Just as many of us try and start the new year off with a healthy new workout routine, the same should be true of our pets. Whether they’re old or young, large or small, all pets should be properly exercised on a routine basis to ensure their health and happiness. Since we all have busy […]

Veterans and Their Dogs

Decorated Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell was the only survivor of a 2005 mission in Afghanistan.  He is considered the “Lone Survivor” because the mission was the largest loss of life in Seal history.  Upon returning from combat, Luttrell received a Labrador retriever named D.A.S.Y. to help him cope with the loss of his teammates.  D.A.S.Y., […]

Canine Cognitive Dysfunction

Like people, dogs are susceptible to the negative effects of aging on the mind and body. Canine cognitive dysfunction or “doggie dementia” is a disorder similar to dementia in people. “Signs for canine cognitive dysfunction include problems with learning, housetraining, awareness of surroundings, and problems with the wake/sleep cycle,” said Dr. Joseph Mankin, clinical assistant […]

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