Care for Aging Dogs

Aging dogs require different care than younger dogs. Some dogs will put on weight because of less mobility. Some become friendlier and want more attention from their owner, while others...

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Mental Health Benefits of Melatonin for Dogs

If Independence Day and New Year’s Eve fireworks drive your pets crazy or if your pets get anxious when they travel or experience new surroundings, people or pets, you may...

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Gallbladder and Milk Thistle

Gallbladder and Milk Thistle  Introduction to Gallbladder  For dog and humans alike, the gallbladder is a thin sac-like organ that collects bile from the liver, stores and concentrates the collected...

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Exercise and Extra Care of Dogs suffering from Cushing's Disease

Cushing’s syndrome is a serious health complication that threatens your pup’s longevity and wellbeing. In Cushing’s syndrome, there is overproduction of cortisol and/or other hormones because of a problem in...

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Diet for Your Pet with Cushing’s Syndrome

As with humans, the health and wellbeing of your pet largely depend on two main factors--diet and exercise. This is even more the case with pets suffering from Cushing’s syndrome.Cushing's...

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Milk Thistle - Common uses for Liver Support and Diabetes

Milk thistle has been used by physicians and herbalists since ancient times to treat liver disorders.  In modern times, the range of uses of milk thistle has expanded to include...

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SAMe: More than just Liver Support

SAMe (S-adenosylmethionine) is best known as a supplement for providing support for the liver.  However, SAMe is also used as a treatment for liver disease, depression, osteoarthritis, schizophrenia, as a...

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Melatonin- Not the Sleep Hormone people think

The one thing everyone knows about melatonin is that it is the “sleep hormone”.  This is wrong.  Rather, melatonin is a  darkness hormone that tells the body time of day...

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Cushing and Diabetes

Why are Cushing's Dogs (and Stressed out People) Especially Susceptible to Diabetes?  The hallmark cause of Cushing’s disease is elevated cortisol levels. Cortisol is the key hormone that the body...

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COVID-19, Pets and Other Animals

Can Cats and Dogs Get COVID19? The short answer is that cats are especially susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infection and are able to transmit it and contract it from humans.  Dogs...

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