March 05, 2011 • Health & Wellness •
By: Dr. Laci Schaible, Vet_LIVE
t’s hard to believe that it was not even fifty years ago that the world’s first veterinary vaccines became available via mass production. In fifty years, we have really outdone ourselves. Animal vaccines have undoubted saved millions of animals lives; vaccines such as canine distemper and feline panleukopenia are now largely unknown by today’s pet parents, but...
March 04, 2011 • Health & Wellness •
by: Dr. Patrick Mahaney
H1N1 Pumpkin photo by ChrisStreeter — Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic
Just when you thought it was again safe to sneeze without covering your face with your elbow, 2009 H1N1 has made a reemergence in cats infected by their human owner. The H1N1 influenza virus, previously known as swine flu, is now termed “North American Influenza” according the World...
By: Sonia Singh
Those of us who love large dogs know that it’s a different lifestyle than having other types of pets – even other types of dogs. People have a lot of misconceptions, which often leads to unnecessary fear of big dogs. So let’s bust a few of those large breed dog myths, shall we?
Myth 1: Large dogs are aggressive.
Part of the appeal for many of us big dog owners is that big dogs...
By: Lorin T. Smith/Northwest Guardian
One Joint Base Lewis-McChord clinic caters to a special clientele, one with four legs that pants, fetches and provides years of loyalty to its owners.
Some even help heal their masters, but in turn, require their own medical attention to stay in shape.
Tucked away in the dense McChord Field woods near the Whispering Firs Golf Course is a clinic that treats...
February 28, 2011 • Health & Wellness •
by: Kellene Stockwell
All of us, at one time or another give our dogs and cats treats and other delicious nibbles.
Over time that sign of affection adds up weight wise. In fact, more than half of America’s dogs and cats are overweight or obese according to a new survey from the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) and Mars Inc’s Banfield Pet Hospital. That translates to about 93 million...
February 04, 2011 • Health & Wellness •
By Carrie Boyko, All Things Dog Blog
Whether you’re looking to go sans top spot treatments for fleas and ticks, or simply want to keep the mosquitoes at bay, there are ways to combat the insect world, without adding poisonous toxins to your dog’s system. Besides saving Fido’s liver, you’ll also be helping to save the planet!
Interested in giving it a try? I speak from experience that these...