Do you love your dog but hate her name? The good news is you can change it—a dog does not really care what you call her: as long as she understands you are the source of all good things, . . .
Written by: Catherine Joslin
Adding a new dog to the family is an exciting occasion. You click through the list of adoptable animals at your local animal shelter and ooh and aah over the adorably round, fluffy . . .
Over 2,000 people entered to win the Deep Dish Dog Bed & Dog Jacket Giveaway, but only one could be our randomly chosen winner: Brad Petri. Let’s be honest, his two dogs, Mackenzie and Apollo are the real winners! Here is the bio of the dogs that Brad submitted: “Mackenzie is a 6 year old lab […]
Written by: Tracie Hotchner
Floppy-eared dogs can have chronic ear infections. Dogs such as Cocker Spaniels, English and Irish Setters, and Basset Hounds and Bloodhounds are prone to have ear infections and other . . .
Photo via gus_riggins on Instagram Days are getting shorter and there’s a chill in the air; winter is on the way. In the wild, dropping temperatures mean that animals must shiver to keep warm, which results in burning extra calories. It may also be more difficult to find food during the winter due to […]
People with arthritis know firsthand that cold weather worsens their pain and stiffness. If your dog has arthritis, his discomfort probably increases during the winter months, too. Theories about why this happens include changes in barometric pressure, increased nerve sensitivity, and decreased activity levels, but no clear cause is known. There are, however, clear steps […]
Photo via lifewithdogs.tv Thanksgiving is a time for sharing with friends and loved ones, so the temptation to let your furriest family member partake in the feast is understandable. But to express your gratitude for your dog, and to keep him safe, resist the urge to feed him Thanksgiving scraps—in his bowl or under the […]
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 . . .
Before I start on this interesting topic, let’s establish that I’m talking about field bred dogs here, not bench bred dogs. There’s a difference, but I’m not about to get into that thicket, so I’ll just stick . . .