All Blog Posts Tagged 'dogs' (46)

Is A Grain Free Diet Right for Your Pet?

As many of you know from discussions with me, I enjoy talking about our pets' nutritional needs and how we can best provide for them.   I know that not everyone will agree on what they think is the "BEST" type of food, but I think we can all agree that we should be very careful and not be taken in by…

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Added by Thomas Dock on July 22, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Ice Water for Dogs and the Perils of Internet Lore

In recent days, as the temperatures outside over most of the country have risen to extreme levels, the boiling points of many veterinarians and other animal lovers are also rising.   The cause of all of this furor and anger…the viral continuation of an email sent first more than 7 years ago that…

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Added by Thomas Dock on June 19, 2014 at 6:38pm — 2 Comments

Saying Good-bye With Dignity...Pet Hospice Care

After a rough week where we all said good-bye to a beloved member of the PetPalsTV family, we have been discussing the care senior pets need.   Patty and I also had the opportunity to talk about this particular topic on both IndyStyle and WISH TV Daybreak this past week.

In the last segment, we started to…

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Added by Thomas Dock on June 18, 2014 at 9:53pm — No Comments

Your Best Friend is Getting Older....Now What?

As we spent some time this week saying good-bye to our good friend, Louie, I realized that many people are concerned about their four-legged companions as those dogs and cats age from adult to senior or even geriatric.  Although the tips that follow here are just a small portion of what you can do to help your older…

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Added by Thomas Dock on June 12, 2014 at 8:38pm — No Comments

Avoiding Heat Stroke in Pets

Springtime is finally making it's way across the country and in every town, city and even rural areas, we see pets spending more and more time outside.  A visit to the swimming pool, the local creek, or the ocean helps us stay cool during the “dog days” of summer.  But what about our canine companions…

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Added by Thomas Dock on April 27, 2014 at 12:05pm — 1 Comment

Vegetarian Diets for Dogs and Cats?

One of the reasons that I really enjoy working with Patty Spitler so much is that she ALWAYS has an interesting idea for a pet related segment/story.  In the past couple of weeks, Patty had posted a question on her Facebook page asking folks who are vegetarian/vegan what they fed their pets.  This, of course, led to…

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Added by Thomas Dock on April 8, 2014 at 9:17pm — No Comments

How Much Preventive Care Does My Pet Really Need?

Most mornings I wake up and peruse my Google Alerts and other news feeds, looking for great animal stories that I can share with my members of the Veterinary News Network (VNN), the American Society of Veterinary…

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Added by Thomas Dock on March 18, 2014 at 10:31am — No Comments

Pets Need Dental Care Too!

So, I just finished watching our most recent episode of PetPals TV when it occurred to me that our video about dental disease in pets was nice, but is it really enough?   Shouldn't we also provide a written version for our readers/viewers to peruse over and digest more leisurely?   In that spirit,…

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Added by Thomas Dock on February 8, 2014 at 11:09am — No Comments

Saying Good-bye to a Hero

When the news headlines talk about a law enforcement officer, member of the military or first responder who loses their life protecting others, all of us seem to pause and reflect upon the fragility of life.  In the same way, thousands, if not millions of people are remembering a law enforcement…

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Added by Thomas Dock on February 1, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Walk a Dog for a Shelter

Shelter animals don't get much one on one time and sometimes they get very little exercise.  The Muncie Animal Shelter has volunteers that come on Saturdays and walk shelter dogs so that they get some human interaction and a nice walk.  Sometimes we talk about how we wish there was something we could do to help the shelters when we don't have any money.  Here's our chance.  Our own pets need walks, but these dogs NEED walks.  It might be their only chance this week!  So,…

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Added by Kelley Stewart on July 12, 2013 at 4:46pm — No Comments

Splish Splash They aren't Taking a Bath - Pets and Water Safety

As the temperatures and humidity rise, summer brings some additional pet worries.  This is especially true if you have a pool or pond on your property.  It can also be true if you take your pet out in your boat.  No matter what connection your pet has to water, prevent an accidental drowning by taking a few…

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Added by Kelley Stewart on July 9, 2013 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Summer Time Issues for our Pets

Each year, school kids anxiously look forward to the last days of school, eager to be away from the responsibility of homework…

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Added by Crystal Thomas on June 14, 2013 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Bathing do's and don’ts

Fun subject! Even my daughter likes to bathe the pooches. Most dogs love baths, most cats don’t – there are always exceptions. Do use lukewarm water, do use natural shampoo, do have plenty of towels and prepare for lots of water mess. So, a few pointers:

Use a natural shampoo, no oatmeal ingredients – try my Vintage Doggie Spa, citrus shampoo to cut the grease. Dilute a large blop of shampoo in a 16oz bottle of warm water.…

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Added by Cathy Alinovi on April 12, 2013 at 1:45pm — No Comments

My dog was potty trained, but now started having accidents -- right in front of us. What's happening?

First question: does your dog do it in her sleep or is it normal squat and pee? If it’s in her sleep, it’s associated with female dogs being spayed – these dogs can be helped with weight control, exercise and chiropractic. For some dogs/owners, medication is also an option. For these dogs, the nerves to the bladder aren’t receiving full information that says “hold the pee!” If it’s a dog squatting right in front of you, you are getting a message loud and clear that there is a problem –…

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Added by Cathy Alinovi on August 27, 2012 at 4:29pm — No Comments

Cool off the dog days of summer at the PAWS 9th annual Pool Party

Everybody in the pool!   On Saturday, August 18, Partners for Animal Welfare Society is hosting its 9th Annual PAWS Pool Party and Dog Dive Contest at Riley Park Pool, 300 Apple Street, Greenfield

The Dog Dive Contest begins at 10:00 am.  There is a $10 registration fee per team,  Medals and prizes will be awarded to the three dogs with the longest dives. …

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Added by Nancy Rubino on August 6, 2012 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Watch: Dogs Sniff Out Diabetes at Eli LIlly

Dogs are known as a man's best friend, but for diabetics they are proven life savers.

A joint partnership between the Indianapolis Canine Assistant Network and Eli Lilly is training dogs to detect low blood sugar attacks in diabetics, according to a story from WISH-TV in Indianapolis.

One of those dogs, a 2-year-old black lab named Pete, can smell out a when a diabetic's blood sugar gets really low. …

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Added by Pet Pals TV on August 1, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments

Can you help?

This year, the Indiana Canine Assistant Network (www.icandog.org) is celebrating their 10thAnniversary in unleashing abilities and changing lives.  For ten years, ICAN has brought together people with disabilities, dogs and inmates with the purpose of training service dogs…

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Added by Katie Walls on July 10, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Correcting buildup on dogs' teeth

"My vet says my dog has a lot of build up on his teeth.  Is there something I can do at home to start correcting this?"

I love questions that take me back to my favorite thing – good food. First,  if the buildup has started, you need to get them professionally cleaned to start fresh. There are many products available to remove tartar at home - the one's I've seen are nasty chemicals they drink in the water :(

But, moving forward, no more dry  food. (It is a common fallacy that…

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Added by Cathy Alinovi on June 24, 2012 at 12:39pm — No Comments

What is the "L" in DHLPPC? Vaccinating dogs can protect swimmers

What is the “L” in DHLPPC?

By Dr. Anndrea Hatcher

Olive Branch Parke Veterinary Clinic

www.olivebranchvet.com

You know that string of letters that represents one of the shots that your dog needs to get? The “L” stands for leptospirosis. Sometimes biology and medicine create such lovely words. My dad, an aquatic biologist, wanted to name me Spirogyra after a filamentous green algae. Wow. I wonder if then everyone would have to…

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Added by Dr. Anndrea Hatcher on June 21, 2012 at 5:56pm — No Comments

Big News! Pet Pals TV welcomes more stations to the family!

Pet Pals TV is "paws"-itively excited to announce a major expansion.



Beginning July 1st, Pet Pals TV adds NBC affiliate WDTN-TV in Dayton, Ohio to it's growing list of stations.   Viewers in the Miami Valley can tune in each Sunday morning at 5:30am.   Hosts Patty Spitler, Paul…

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Added by Pet Pals TV on June 21, 2012 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

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