Tag Archives: canine health

Safe OTC Meds for Your Dog

Safe MedsI found this on Facebook – not sure what the original source is, but I know my vet has at one time or another recommended most of these for my dogs.

You should always check with your vet before giving any medication to your dog because you never know what might interact with what, but it’s good to know you don’t have to spend extra money on dog-specific medications if you already stock these common over-the-counter remedies.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Breast Cancer Awareness

shutterstock_118843015As you probably already know, October is breast cancer awareness month. Although sometimes I think I will go nuts if I see one more display of pink, (in the NFL? Really?) it’s worth noting that breast cancers strikes dogs, too.

What’s one of the most important ways to prevent breast cancer in dogs? Spay your pet! Spaying a dog before she goes into heat just about removes the risk that she will develop breast cancer because the source of estrogen is removed from the body. Estrogen feeds tumor cells and makes cancer more likely.

So, spay your pet, wear pink, and enjoy October!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Product Review: Vet’s Best Ear Relief

According to the Veterinary Pet Insurance Company, canine ear problems were the leading cause of vet visits in 2009.  I was recently asked to try out a product called Vet’s Best Ear Relief, a wet and dry system from veterinarian Dawn Curie Thomas.  In the interest of full disclosure, I will tell you that they sent me a free sample to try on my dogs.

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