All Blog Posts Tagged 'dogs' (70)

Can Peanut Butter Pose Problems for Your Pooch?

If you have been following my blogs at all, you know that I often encourage an abundance of caution when using the Internet for finding pet healthcare advice.   While I am not changing that tune, I will let you all know that there currently is a social media meme involving dogs, peanut butter and an artificial sweetener that you DO need to read and understand.…


Added by Thomas Dock on November 14, 2015 at 10:57am — No Comments

Autumn and Our Pets ... How Can the Season's Change Cause Problems for Our Furry Friends?

Fall is a favored time of year for a lot of people. ...not only does the magical elixir of "Pumpkin Spice Latte" make it's reappearance, but the crispness in the air, the changing temperatures (in most areas of the country) and the beautiful changing colors of the trees makes for a wonderful season.   But,…


Added by Thomas Dock on November 1, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments

6th annual Rescue Rally challenges Volunteer Animal Rescue Groups to save more Lives while earning Prize Money

Between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31, every local all-volunteer animal rescue group within a 50 -ile radius of the Indianapolis area can earn much-needed funds while saving lives. Sponsored by Move to ACT, the 6th annual Rescue Rally offers a friendly competition that will award prize money to participating rescues based on the number of animals they pull from Indianapolis Animal Care & Control.

Cash prizes will be awarded for the most dogs pulled to rescue, the most cats, the most…


Added by move to ACT on October 26, 2015 at 2:57pm — No Comments

October is national adopt a shelter dog month

October is national adopt a shelter dog month. Even if you can’t adopt, here are some creative ways to support your local shelter.

Most people are familiar with the standard ways of helping out at the dog shelter: volunteering to walk dogs, volunteering to clean cages, donating food, money or  treats.  But, other than the basics of a clean kennel with food and water, what does an…


Added by Cathy Alinovi on October 23, 2015 at 9:38pm — No Comments

The Hot List: Ingredients and Chemicals that Make “Itchy Dogs” More Itchy!

An itchy dog is a miserable dog, and a miserable dog means concerned pet parents.  In this article, I’ll cover some common household items that may be contributing to your itchy dog.

Typically, three broad categories of…


Added by Cathy Alinovi on October 3, 2015 at 9:59am — No Comments

Mushroom Toxicity in Dogs

A recent story involving celebrity action star, Duane “The Rock” Johnson has been shared throughout social media. Mr. Johnson is seen holding a French Bulldog, his pet named “Brutus” in an animal hospital setting. Sadly, “Brutus” was euthanized after eating mushrooms…


Added by Thomas Dock on October 2, 2015 at 2:43pm — No Comments

All of a sudden my dog can’t stand up. What do I do?!

Regardless of your dog’s age, or the cause, this is a medical emergency.

The causes can range from infection, to trauma, to disc disease. If your dog’s breed is one that is predisposed to a slipped disc, time is of the…


Added by Cathy Alinovi on September 5, 2015 at 9:39am — No Comments

Cyber-bullying in the Veterinary World

Stories of cyber-bullying are common headlines these days ... news desks broadcast both features of tragic situations as well as measures students, teachers, counselors and parents can take to prevent such abuse.  Sadly, the veterinary world was rocked by this tactic recently.  What's…


Added by Thomas Dock on August 27, 2015 at 6:53pm — No Comments

Important considerations when your desire is a holistic health experience for your dog

Choosing a holistic lifestyle for any member of your family comes with decisions and responsibilities. However, if you prefer a holistic approach for yourself, it makes sense to take the same approach for your dog. Because…


Added by Cathy Alinovi on August 8, 2015 at 11:02am — No Comments

Training myth: a wagging tail is a sign that all is well with my dog or cat

Behavior is a difficult thing to read in some pets – a wagging tail can be a sign of happiness or it can be a sign telling you to “watch out.” More goes into body language than just a tail wag.

In cats, wagging tails can actually be predatory behavior. Observe your cat when she’s stalking a toy – the tail will slowly move from side to side. Some cats will flick the tips of their tails when…


Added by Cathy Alinovi on August 1, 2015 at 9:31am — No Comments

HELP Crate's Critters, Alt103.3, Noah's Animal Hospitals and Speck's Pet supplies raise money for Humane Societies

alt 103.3 personality Crate is going to the dogs!! Crate and Alt 1033 along with Speck's Pet Supplies, Noah's Animal Hospital are raising money for animal care for Hendricks County Humane Society and Humane Society for Hamilton County . Crate is living in a dog crate at Speck's Pet Supplies, 2230 Stafford…


Added by Carol Battistini on June 16, 2015 at 11:08am — No Comments

Washington Post Reporter Says Veterinarians Are Too Costly, Therefore Pets Die

Earlier this week, a sizeable portion of the veterinary profession was (justifiably, in my opinion) outraged by an article in the Washington Post in which the reporter related…


Added by Thomas Dock on April 26, 2015 at 1:59pm — No Comments

Cooking for fluffy and Fido in the real world

In the real world, most of us work long hours, many people work second jobs in order to make ends meet. The idea of having to cook for one more member of the family can be overwhelming, enough that pet owners can just throw up their hands and say, “Forget it, I’ll take my chances.” In the new edition of Dinner PAWsible, a cookbook for pets, we specifically address that issue. Personally, I…


Added by Cathy Alinovi on April 11, 2015 at 7:45am — No Comments

April is Heartworm Awareness Month...Are Your Pets Protected?

If recent headlines are any indication, pet owners are probably "hyper aware" that a fairly new dog disease is causing some concerns.   A severe Canine Influenza outbreak is currently affecting the Chicagoland area and, to date, 5 dogs have died with about 1000 cases positively confirmed.  Naturally, worried pet lovers are asking veterinarians for advice.  …


Added by Thomas Dock on April 9, 2015 at 7:51am — No Comments

Special Pets May Need Special Vets!

This past weekend, I was honored to be part of a PetPalsTV episode that put a spotlight on veterinary specialists.  We had our production crew over at Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Care on the southside of Indianapolis and saw some…


Added by Thomas Dock on January 24, 2015 at 10:26am — No Comments

It's That Time of Year! Time to FLIP Your Pet's LIP!

Every February, the veterinary community observes National Pet Dental Health Month.  This is when veterinarians have historically taken a little extra time to focus on client…


Added by Thomas Dock on January 17, 2015 at 10:26am — No Comments

New Year's Resolutions ... for Pets and Pet Owners!

It's that time of year again...most of us are going to do our darndest to make, and keep, resolutions designed to help us lose weight, learn something new, save money or even look our best for the coming year.   So, why not enlist the HELP of your pets in keeping these New Year's promises??



Added by Thomas Dock on December 30, 2014 at 9:25am — No Comments

Halloween and Our Pets...Spooky Fun or Scary Dangers?

In a little less than 48 hours from now, hundreds of thousands, if not millions of kids will take to their neighborhoods in a wide variety of costumes, all in a quest for miniature chocolate bars, lollipops and other sweet candies.   "Trick or Treat" night is an annual celebration rooted in antiquity and a…


Added by Thomas Dock on October 29, 2014 at 10:23pm — No Comments

Leptospirosis - An Old Disease Causing New Issues

If you are a fan of social media, you know that it's often hard to believe some of the posts, especially those that involve our four legged friends.   In the last few days, a story out of…


Added by Thomas Dock on October 26, 2014 at 2:36pm — 3 Comments

Veterinary Technicians - Trusted Partners for Your Pet's Care

Each year, veterinary technicians and assistants are celebrated as important members of the healthcare team for your pet.   This year, National Veterinary Technicians Week is Oct 12th through the 18th.  What exactly do these vital individuals do?

We all know that your pet’s doctor will often ask one…


Added by Thomas Dock on October 12, 2014 at 2:51pm — No Comments

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