The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have great information on their website to help all of us stay healthy. The site contains information on travel health, foodborne illnesses and descriptions of every disease you can imagine in their Health Topics A-Z. They even have section called Healthy Pets, Healthy People with information about pet care and pet diseases. In today’s blogpost, I’ll be discussing tick bites and tickborne diseases, an issue that concerns humans and our companion animals alike.
Our pets endear themselves to us when they exhibit human-like qualities – affectionate licks and “kisses,” a cuddle when we are low and an exuberant greeting when we return home. Snoring is another human-like trait that sometimes occurs in pets. But snoring is often a sign of an underlying health problem, so should pet families consider snoring an endearing quality or a health concern?
The news about Bruce Willis’ diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia was heartbreaking. While I am not a fan of the “Die Hard” franchise, I always loved him as private investigator David Addison Jr. in “Moonlighting” with Cybil Shepherd. Whether you loved him as a comedy actor or in an action series, his talent was unmistakable and
April is Heartworm Awareness Month, and I think it’s a good time to talk about ivermectin. As you may recall, ivermectin was all over the news during the height of the pandemic as an unproven treatment for COVID-19. Most people had never heard of this drug, however many dog owners have ivermectin in their kitchen
Many of us look at the new year as an opportunity to improve our health. Pet owners should consider the same for their pets. To help you get 2022 off on the right paw, I am devoting January’s blog posts to healthy living suggestions for pets. Last week’s blog post focused on exercise tips for