Adjusting your dog to a new baby in the house

There is nothing more exciting than welcoming a new baby into the family. Becoming parents is challenging and a life changing experience. It takes lots of preparation of all the family members including the family pets to make the transition as smooth as possible. I recommend to all dog owners to consult with a behaviour specialist or trainer prior to … Read More

Dental disease in pets

Many vet clinic have devoted this past month to promote the awareness of  oral hygiene importance. As a part of this effort I’ve decided to republish this article that deals with one of the most important aspect of veterinary preventative medicine. Oral hygiene has both medical and cosmetic significance. Being aware and proactive about your pet’s oral hygiene can positively … Read More

Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease

If you share your life with a cat you should be aware of a syndrome called Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (AKA FLUTD). This term refers to a number of abnormalities in the urinary tract including bladder infections and formation of crystals/stones. In severe cases an obstruction of the urethra can occur, preventing the excretion of urine from the body. … Read More

Giving human medication to animals can be dangerous

Some pet owners attempt to help their pet themselves hoping to avoid the trip to the vet. I was very surprised to find out the extent of the phenomenon of people treating their pets with human medication they have at home without veterinary instructions or supervision. Using human medication in pets can be very dangerous. One of the drug group … Read More

Onion and garlic intoxication

Many pet owners consider their pets a part of the family and like to include and share their holiday dinners with them. It is important to know that some foods that are very healthy to humans actually bare risk to pets. Onion and garlic are the best example. Onions and garlic in any form may cause anemia in dogs.  Whether … Read More

Chocolate toxicity

The Christmas holiday season is upon us. In the season of giving, chocolate is a very popular gift people like to exchange. As a chocolate lover my self, I know how a chocolate indulgemet can raise your spirit. As well as most people, dogs tend to have a “sweet tooth” too, but for dogs chocolate in large amount is harmful … Read More

Cat scratching habits

Unfortunately it turned out that your favorite couch is also your cat’s favorite couch… to claw on….Most of  cat lovers got to experience this unpleasant  behaviour of the feline members. Some people find this behaviour unbearable, therefore this is one of the most common reasons for surrendering cats to animals shelters. Clawing by scratching animate objects is a part of … Read More

Winterize your pet

Just as your car may need a little special attention as cold weather approaches, so does your pet.  Here are some tips on how to keep your pet safe and healthy during the cold season. One of the most common reasons for rushing into vets offices in the winter time is antifreeze poisoning. The antifreeze we use in our vehicles … Read More

Dogs mental health

Nowadays there is a growing awareness of the importance of good mental health. There is an increase in the number of people seeking help and counseling. People are striving to improve their quality of life by using medications not only for severe mental problems but even for mild mood disorders. Well, did you know that our canine friends may suffer … Read More

Back pain in pets

Back pain is the bane of many people’s life. We are in good company, as it turns out, our four legged fury friends are not immune to back pain either. The spinal cord is one of the most important and sensitive organs in the body. It is responsible for the transmission of the neurologic signals from the brain to the … Read More