Annual Vaccinations for Your Dog?

May 11, 2009

Are they really necessary? – In a word, NO! You probably receive an annual reminder from your vet that your dog is due for his/her annual checkup and vaccinations. I do. But I don’t have my dogs vaccinated any more.

New Vaccination Protocols for dogs and cats

May 11, 2009

Memory cells are white blood cells which stand ready in the body to respond with protective antibodies when challenged by a disease agent. Memory cells, once programmed, persist for the lifetime of the animal.

A Solution for Mange that Really Works

May 11, 2009

I have a dog that had a terrible case of demodectic mange. He had large bald patches on both sides of his body and his feet were red and inflamed. He itched terribly. We tried Ivermectin at first and it worked, but the suggested dosage is akin to giving your dog a heartworm pill every day. Probably pretty rough on his liver eventually.

Zymox Ear Cleaner

May 4, 2009

Zymox Otic ® is the natural antibiotic free treatment of choice proven to be highly effective against yeast and bacterial infections.

Do Not Use Dog Products and Meds on Cats (and vice versa)

April 8, 2009

Many products out there for dogs that can be toxic to cats and vice versa.

Homeless woman has too many cats

February 12, 2009

A homeless woman who has kept up to 19 cats in cages and shopping carts while she camps along streets is a target of a bill in the state Legislature

Pets and pills

February 6, 2009

I have a couple pilling techniques to pass along. They work quite well for me. First is Flavor-doh. It’s kind of like edible Play-doh. I just love it… maybe more than the kids do. I scoop a small amount into my palm, then roll it between my hands. This warms it up and makes it […]

Antibiotics for dogs

December 18, 2008

The goal with antibiotics is to hammer down the infection and not give it a chance to develop resistance before it is wiped out. This means that keeping the dog on the antibiotics long enough is critical. If a dogs starts to look better after a few days, do NOT take it off the drugs!