Caring for Your Dog

Owning a dog is a big responsibility.  Here you will find tips for keeping your dog safe, socialization, healthy weight, being a responsible dog owner and more.

Laser Therapy for Dogs October 19, 2011

Often called low-level laser therapy, cold laser therapy or Class IV laser therapy, by any name, is still a relatively new concept that is being used more recently to treat dogs with arthritis, tendon or soft tissue injuries and to promote wound healing.

Canine Obesity October 19, 2011

Obesity is the number one nutritional disease affecting our pets. As Americans have packed on the pounds, so have the canine and feline companions with whom we share our homes and, occasionally, our meals. Obesity is also the number one disease Dr. Patrick Mahaney diagnoses in dogs and cats in his clinical practice.

Veterinary Acupuncture October 1, 2011

While acupuncture is among the oldest medical treatments in the world, it has only recently begun to receive mainstream acceptance as a valid treatment for a multitude of ailments affecting both humans and their companion animals.

Preventing Torsion When Bloating with Prophylactic Gastropexy September 26, 2011

If your dog is prone to a digestive disorder that surfaces suddenly and can kill quickly, there’s good news: Veterinarians are increasingly recommending a preventative procedure for this life-threatening medical condition known as gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV).

Managing Canine Arthritis September 19, 2011

If your dog experiences difficulty getting up, tires easily or seems stiff, arthritis may be the culprit. The most common type of canine arthritis is degenerative joint disease, or osteoarthritis, affecting one out of five adult dogs in the United Sates, the Arthritis Foundation recently reported.

Canine Ear Inflammation and Infection August 22, 2011

Ear problems can cause a great deal of discomfort for dogs. So let's get to the bottom of the problem to understand what you can do to help your dog.

Talking Teeth August 9, 2011

Dr. Nancy Kay give advice on keeping your dog's teeth healthy and clean.

A Primer on Leptospirosis July 25, 2011

Not all dogs come into contact with Leptospirosis. Dr. Nancy Kay discusses how to determine if you should vaccinate your dog for not Leptospirosis.

Urinary Accidents July 5, 2011

Dr. Nancy Kay discusses common causes for urinary accidents by dogs.

Summer Dangers for Dogs May 17, 2011

Dogs face serious risks when temperatures rise. Owners should be aware of the signs of heat stroke and know how to prevent it from happening to their dog.

Warming Up Winter March 11, 2011

Inclement winter weather is nothing to mess around with if you own a kennel. Snowstorms, subzero temperatures and chilling winds can threaten dogs’ safety and comfort. Here, four kennel owners tell how they winterize their kennels. Though some of their practices are inherent to their kennel design, others can be applied no matter what kind of kennel or how many dogs you have.

Battling the Bulge February 18, 2011

Recent surveys suggest that 25 to 40 percent of dogs visiting veterinary clinics are overweight or even obese. This article provides healthy diet advice for overweight dogs.

Are Holiday Plants Toxic to Your Pet? December 20, 2010

Veterinarian Patrick Mahaney covers common holiday plants and whether or not they are toxic to pets.

Top 5 Halloween Pet Safety Tips October 26, 2010

Veterinarian Patrick Mahaney offers his top five halloween pet safety tips.

Reduce Your Pet's Exposure to Toxins October 1, 2010

Dr. Patrick Mahaney, Veterinarian and Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist provides tips about how to reduce your pet's exposure to toxins.

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