Tight Budget? 7 Money Saving Tricks to Trim Costs Without Compromising Your Pet’s Health

Tight Budget? 7 Money Saving Tricks to Trim Costs Without Compromising Your Pet’s Health

Sniff Around for Quotes Without a Paid Visit Did you know the majority of veterinarian offices offer quotes on procedures over the phone? Information is often available about routine annual exams and emergency situations at the tip of your fingers. In order to find and keep the best care for your fluffy friend, compare fees to ensure your best deal. Keep in mind, emergency surgery that requires anesthesia can cost a pretty penny, always be prepared. Attack Health Issues Before They Become a Major Problem  If you notice that your aging dog doesn’t have as much pep in his step, is … Continue reading

Wellness Care for Aging Dogs: Breaking Down Alternative Therapies

Wellness Care for Aging Dogs: Breaking Down Alternative Therapies

Aging well isn’t just a human problem. With proper care and attention, many older pets can stay vigorous and energetic, aging gracefully well into their senior years. Regular adjustments to key lifestyle factors, like diet, nutrition, activity and exercise levels can make a big difference to your pet’s health and wellness throughout the golden years. By keeping your dog healthy and properly addressing age-related health problems as they arise, you boost your dog’s psychological well being too, avoiding depression that often comes with poorly managed health problems. Since dogs are individuals with their own unique challenges, histories and genetics, no wellness plan … Continue reading

Holistic-Integrative Pet Care: The Wave of the Future

Holistic-Integrative Pet Care Tips and Advantages

Holistic veterinary care is in great demand these days. The term “holistic” implies that the entire being; body, mind and spirit, is being addressed. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. This concept stands in direct opposition to the Western reductionist view of life. Modern medicine tends to break systems down into smaller and smaller pieces, reducing them to their basic building blocks to gain an understanding. Often, the modern doctor loses sight of the forest for the trees. Holistic medicine takes many forms, but there are common principles among these various techniques. First of all, health … Continue reading

6 Alternatives for Treating Chronic Pain in Dogs

Chronic Pain in Dogs? Tips for Dog Health…

Chronic pain is a common medical issue in dogs. Dogs often experience chronic arthritic pain in the hip, knee, back, and other joints in the body. The first course of treatment in these dogs typically include non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) such as Rimadyl, Deramaxx, or Previcox. These oral medication are commonly prescribed because they are the most effective and provide the quickest relief in many dogs. However, despite their ability to provide pain relief, there are dogs unable to have these medications for various reasons. There are dogs who experience sensitivity to NSAID’s which manifests as loss of appetite, vomiting, or diarrhea. Since NSAIDs require the … Continue reading