In a perfect world, we would not need supplements. That said, this is not a perfect world. Far from it. No corner of the globe, however remote, escapes the far-reaching side effects of today’s society: air and water pollution; topsoil erosion and soil depletion; radiation; exposures to toxic chemicals from pesticides, herbicides, immunizations and medications; and, with all due respect to those who deny its existence, climate change.… Read full post
“Simply put, hospice care focuses on providing the best quality of life possible for a pet with a terminal disease or condition until the pet dies or is euthanized.” This is a snippet of a longer definition provided by The American Veterinary Medical Association. … Read full post
I’m going to divide this post into two parts. In the first I will list various criteria to help you determine/narrow down what type of vet and veterinary practice you’d like.… Read full post
I love old dogs, I have a soft spot for them and foster/adopt them when I can. They didn’t ask to be dumped in their later years, and with puppies and young dogs barely making it out of most shelters alive, what chance do these more experienced pups have?
While it’s true there are many lovers of seniors out there, I don’t think it’s a leap to say most people have an attitude about them that is less than favourable.… Read full post
As anyone fortunate enough to have a senior canine knows, these animals are in a class all their own, and, as such, warrant specialized care. Much like their two-legged counterparts, senior dogs tend to develop age-related health challenges that may involve any or every body part, from mouth to gut to joint to bone to brain, and beyond.… Read full post
I’ve been interested in alternative treatments for myself and then later for my pets, for quite some time. Due to various circumstances I wasn’t able to pursue that for my dogs until recently.… Read full post
It is an issue I have been confronted with on a few occasions, most recently a couple of month ago, so I thought it was an important one to discuss.
While it’s true anesthesia in an old dog is riskier than in a younger one (that applies to other animals and people too!), I don’t believe a blanket “it’s too risky” is the right attitude.… Read full post
I’m interested in holistic medicine as it applies to the overall care of animals, not just a specific condition. I’m highlighting arthritis in this post because I have seen a few dogs lately that have it.… Read full post
When looking for the best types of dog food it seems like we focus on the brand, rather than the type.
By types I’m referring to dry, canned, dehydrated, raw… and that’s what this post is all about.My search for a new dog food
We relocated a couple of weeks ago and we’ll be in our new adopted country for at least 3 months.… Read full post
The vets I have seen, whether I liked them or not, did not have the understanding of nutrition I expected.… Read full post