Take Fish Oil for Yourself & Your Pets… No Matter what some study says!

Take Fish Oil for Yourself & Your Pets… No Matter what some study says! There are basic facts about the health value of giving generous amounts of omega-3 fish oil every day to your pets (and yourself and your two-legged children, too!). I’ve been singing the praises of omega-3 fish oil for years, to anyone […]

Do You Love Your Dog? Want the Longest Healthiest Life for Her? READ THIS!

Do You Love Your Dog? Want the Longest Healthiest Life for Her? READ THIS! I beg you to (finally!) follow my preaching — and my “practice” for myself and my dogs — and get Omega-3 oils into your dog’s diet! If you’ve been listening to me for years on the radio — reading my blogs […]

Top Entry Litter Boxes?? Cats Want to Know Whom to Thank for That Lovely Idea?!

Top Entry Litter Boxes?? Cats Want to Know Whom to Thank for That Lovely Idea?! I got a great question recently for my show Cat Chat: “What’s up with top-entry litter boxes? Are they okay for cats or were they designed for human comfort?” I appreciate the fact that this gentleman intuitively recognized that there […]

Canine “Survival” Tips for (Very) Cold Winter Weather

Canine “Survival” Tips for (Very) Cold Winter Weather We’ve been having some bitter cold days recently in parts of the country and there are a number of things you can do to keep your dog comfortable — and safe — outdoors. Do not assume they have the “common sense” to come indoors when they begin […]

“Medication Cocktail” for Senior Dogs — in Tasty Activphy Supplement Ball

A “Medication Cocktail” for Senior Dogs — in a Tasty Activphy Supplement Ball The good news for us and our aging dogs is that modern veterinary care has increased their life spans so that they can spend more years giving and receiving love. The bad news for senior dogs is that with age comes arthritis—which […]

Cold Weather Dangers For Pets

Cold Weather Dangers for Pets Here in Vermont where I live, the Vermont Temperatures are dropping, and with the colder weather, the Vermont Veterinary Medical Association wants you to know it’s time to think about the dangers this presents for our pets, both indoors and outdoors-only ones. By taking a few common sense precautions, you […]

New Ramps For Old Dogs

Mobility is everything to an older dog — if they can get up and down, even painfully, and then get outdoors, then they still have control over their body and their life. But if getting outdoors presents too much of a physical obstacle, then they don’t really have a life with dignity. I was beginning […]

The Expert Vet #5023 (9-15-2014)

The Expert Vet (9-15-2014) #5023: The Expert Vet (9-15-2014) #5023: “Pain 101” Donna explains the basics of pain management and how older dogs like Tracie’s Scooby & Jazzy — with terrible arthritis — have to be managed with multi-modal approach using various supplements, medications and interventions together. MP3 Audio [13 MB]DownloadShow URL

Dog Talk #386 (9/06/2014)

Dog Talk (9/06/2014) #386: Allyson Halm from the private Westchester rescue Adopt-a-Dog, talks about their big outdoor fund-raising event in Greenwich, Connecticut Sept 21st called Putting on the Dog; author Gwen Cooper’s book Homer’s Odyssey has raised awareness and funds for shelters across the country, with a wildly popular Facebook page attracting millions of protectors […]

Raised Feeders Can Be Dangerous for Large Breed Dogs

Raised Feeders Can Be Dangerous for Large Breed Dogs A couple of years ago I wrote a blog advising against using a raised feeder, which can be dangerous for a large breed dog because it can cause the medical condition bloat. That blog I wrote has been one of the top ten of my most […]