By: Dr. Abby Huggins Mowinski, DVM Cats are not small dogs. This mantra is repeated at veterinary schools and conferences across the world – and it is as applicable to feline nutrition as it is to any other medical issue. Yet, because cats don’t always make the best “test subjects” (anyone who owns cats knows that they do whatever they […]
By: Dr. Abby Huggins Mowinski, DVM Excess weight. Many people think of extra pounds as a cosmetic problem, but it is so much more than that. Obesity is as significant a health crisis in our companion animals as it is in the human population, with over 50% of dogs and cats in the overweight to obese range. Pet obesity is […]
2016 is officially here, which means the Rio Games are only a few months away! I think Olympic years bring back emotional memories for any Olympian. Personally, it takes me back to what I was doing in 2004 prior to qualifying for the games. Around this time I was definitely going into full-on preparation mode. I was recovering from […]
With the warm months of summer approaching, dogs and their owners will probably find themselves spending more and more time around the water. Whether a favorite swimming hole or a backyard pool, there isn’t a better way to beat the heat. While swimming has long been a favorite dalliance of both dogs and their owners, it also has tremendous health […]
A Breed Apart Runner’s World Magazine August 3, 2010 Can your dog go the distance? By Christie Aschwanden; Sure, most fit canines could thump us in a 5-K, but anyone who has ever watched leashed runners at a local park knows that some animals are better athletes than others. But how does your dog rate? Or if you’re searching for […]
Did you realize that your dog might require special care after a run, hike, power walk, or game of fetch? Dogs that work hard or play hard need their owners to look out for them. Here are some basic tips for post-exercise care year-round. HYDRATE, HYDRATE, HYDRATE When out for a long hike or run with your pet, be sure to bring along plenty of water for the both of you. Stop periodically for water breaks and give your dog moderate amounts
Is your dog super DUPER into playing catch? Do you brag about his athletic prowess to anyone who will listen? Are your walls covered with “action shots” of your dog mid-air, catching a ball? Then you just might want to check out a sport called Flyball. Flyball is an international competition sport for dogs, which involves two teams of dogs […]
Nutrition is a major component to the survival of newborn animals. Young kittens especially need to be fed often in order to grow and develop properly. If you find yourself caring for newborn kittens that require bottle feeding, here are some tips that may help.