Let's face it, vaccines are a touchy subject these days, no matter what area of medicine you're in. As a veterinarian who has been practicing over a decade, one of the main areas of client confusion centers around the perceived "dose" of vaccinations for our beloved pets. Owners often wonder why a puppy, kitten, or small breed of pet would receive the same volume of vaccine as a large breed of pet. Certainly a Chihuahua shouldn't get the same volume of vaccine as a Great Dane, right? Actually, they absolutely should.
When it comes to dog behavior, sometimes it can be baffling to humans. In order to ensure that your dog isn’t hurt, it’s important to understand what different behaviors mean. Here are some tips on what to look for when your dog isn’t feeling its best.
When dog food is made, it may have oil added to it from animal fat, sometimes even sprayed onto it to add to the flavor and aroma so that dogs find it more palatable. This oil can potentially become rancid from exposure to high temps and it will also become out of date and stale from air exposure. Here are some ideas to help your dog food last longer and taste better to your dog.
Your dog is your best friend. They love you unconditionally, and you love them right back! Still, many dog owners overlook the health of their dog. Here are a few ways you can better look after your best friend, and make sure they are as healthy and happy as they can be.
When you consider that the old proverb claims that dogs are man’s best friend, we humans have managed to build an impressive case of abuse against our faithful canine companions. Of all the aspects of our relationships with dogs, the history of training is the telltale chronicle of cruelty, but if you draw the right conclusions out of all that pain, it is also a profound tale of the most humbling symbiosis in the history of homo sapiens. If you want to find out more, here is a brief history of dog training.
***Please note, I am not a veterinarian or a certified reptile expert or anything of that caliber. I am simply an enthusiastic snake owner. The below are things I have learned from frivolous research as well as my own experiences. All opinions are my own. Should your pet appear to be in a state of distress or emergency, take it to the nearest emergency animal hospital immediately. Additionally, please do not consult me for any of your animal's medical questions, consult a vet first. This website has lots of great resources for finding local reptile and amphibian veterinarians as well as other information.***