Coping with Storm Anxiety
Does your dog panic in the hours before and during a thunderstorm? Storm anxiety can be displayed with relatively minor symptoms like trembling, panting, and drooling; more intense symptoms like hiding, whining, and inappropriate elimination; or even extreme symptoms like destructive behavior, and self injury.
Choosing a Vet
Choosing a vet is no different from choosing a new doctor for your family. It is preferable to consistently visit one vet so your dog is more comfortable and the care provider has a more complete history of your dog’s medications, conditions, and immunizations, so you want to choose a vet you’ll be comfortable with for the life of your dog.
Canine Bloat is the common name for a not-uncommon and extremely dangerous condition in dogs called Gastric Dilation-Volvulus, or GDV. GDV has taken the lives of many an unwary owner’s beloved pet, and though much is still unknown about the causes, and thus prevention of Bloat, education remains your best defense.
We are being rewarded for advances in veterinary science and knowledge with extra years of love and affection from our dogs. However, with an increase in dogs living into advanced years, there is also an increase in the incidence of the diseases that strike in the winter of our companions’ lives, one of which is the ever-dreaded cancer.