Dog with Mange

Q & A: Demodectic Mange

Question: Demodectic Mange “I have a Great Dane with demodectic mange. I’d like to know more about this condition. My dog is under the care of a veterinarian, and has been for some time, but with little in the way of results.” Answer: Don’t lose faith in your veterinarian. The parasites causing the condition are…

Dog with Pile of Treats

Dog Food & Supplements: An In Depth Look At Nutrition For Your Pet – Part 2

The nutritional guideline standards for dogs, as set forth by the NRC (National Research Council), state that pet food manufacturers must have the minimum amount of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals. They include meat, meat by-products, corn, wheat middlings, barley, oats, rice, brewer’s yeast, vegetable and/or animal fats, fish meal, poultry, bone meal, cereals,…

Very Thirsty Older Dog

Dog Disease: Pyometra In Your Dog

Owners of unsprayed females may at some time be faced with a diagnosis of pyometra in their dog. Pyometra means a pus-filled uterus and it affects primarily dogs that are five years old and older. It is a very debilitating disease and will often result in death unless the infected uterus is surgically removed. The…

Handicapped Pet Wheelchair

Handling The Handicapped Pet

God forbid you ever have to face the day if your family pet gets one of its limbs torn off by a hit and run. This nightmare happened last year to our four-year-old Beagle. Here is what happened: Every morning we had the same routine; Cleopatra would scratch at the door to wake me up…