Chew Toys for dogs

Play time is never enough for dogs. And chew toys are part of the games that make the day for the dogs. This might just helps to distract them a while from the usual “chewable” items in the house, such as tennis balls, plush toys, shoes and even walls. Though there is just so many […]

Chewing bones is good for your pet.

While it is true that the mineral content of bones is important for your cat or dog’s balanced diet, these minerals are usually contained as processed bone meal in pet foods. Mineral supplements for your pet may be recommended in specific medical condition, but this is unlikely to be necessary for a healthy pet. All […]

Veterinary medicine is not as advanced as human medicine.

Advances in human medicine are due to years of research in laboratories around the world. Every medication and every surgical technique is first applied to experimental animals. In theory, therefore, veterinary medicine is at the forefront of all medical knowledge. In practice, unfortunately, the potential of veterinary medicine is impeded. Most pet owners, regardless of […]

Veterinarians are not “real doctors.”

Many people are surprised to learn that doctors of veterinary medicine undergo the same rigors of selection and training required of physicians to complete their formation. There are only twenty-seven schools of Veterinary Medicine in the United States and just four in all of Canada. Competition for the limited number of spaces at each school […]

Bad breath is a sign of dental problems.

Bad breath can he associated with gingivitis and dental abscess or tonsillitis and pharyngitis. It can also be a sign of metabolic diseases (diabetes mellitus, kidney and liver disorders), respiratory illness (upper respiratory infections, pneumonia), gastrointestinal diseases and immune-mediated disease. Almost any severe illness, like infections (viral, bacterial, fungal) or cancers, can affect mouth odor […]

Mange in dogs is always contagious.

The skin infection referred to as “mange” is really at least three different conditions. All forms of mange are caused by microscopic insects called mites that inhabit the outer layers of the skin to cause a superficial or deep dermatitis. Mange can leave the pet with thick and crusty scabs, varying levels of slight to […]