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

Intestinal foreign body and obstruction

Dogs and cats, especially the young ones are naturally curious and playful hence tend to chew and swallow various objects. The foreign object may lodge in any part of the gastrointestinal system- the esophagus, the stomach or the intestine. Dogs have been known to swallow bones, balls,corncobs, toys, sticks, stones, pins, needles, wood splinters, cloth, rawhide, leather, strings, fruit pits, … Read More

Approach to tumors in pets

Tumors are very common in animals, especially in the senior animal population. According to researches, cancer is the cause of almost 50% of death in pets over 10 years of age. It is important to understand that not every tumor is cancerous. Tumor definition is any abnormal growth of cells. Tumors, or as frequently called by vets- masses, can be … Read More

Feline Leukemia Virus

Cancer has always been one of the most challenging areas in both human and veterinary medicine. One of the most common types of cancers in cats is Feline Leukemia, which is actually a result of a viral infection. Luckily with the right management this cancer may be prevented. Feline Leukemia Virus (AKA FELV) is a virus of the Retro-virus family. … Read More