I was reading an article written by Harvey B. Simon, M.D., an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a member of the Health Sciences Technology Faculty at Massachusetts Institute of Technology about how pets affect your health. (see link below) and amongst other benefits it suggests that walking the dog is from [...]
August 19, 2013
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This is the best article I've read for dog owners regarding the consumption of chocolate and dogs. Why Chocolate is Bad for Dogs.
You read a lot about how important it is to avoid corn in dog food amongst other common starches because it's "unnatural" for dogs and "bad for them". Here's an article from one of the Blogs on the Scientific American site about some research: "Adaptation to Starchy Diet Was Key to Dog Domestication" Here's an [...]
I have met a lot of people that think a raw diet is the worst thing ever. I have a Jack Russell and he has been eating a raw diet all of his life. He is very healthy and I have no problems with him at all, his coat is soft and shinny, teeth are [...]
Someone sent me a pdf showing all the acupressure points for a dog and what they "point to" I did a google search to learn more and found this video series about using acupressure for arthritic dogs. Here's an excerpt by the lady in the videos. I think her name is Dawn Smith. Traditional Chinese medicine [...]
"At some point, most of us with an interest in dogs will have to consider whether or not to spay / neuter our pet. Tradition holds that the benefits of doing so at an early age outweigh the risks. Often, tradition holds sway in the decision-making process even after countervailing evidence has accumulated." - Larry S. [...]
An experimental vaccine is the first veterinary cancer vaccine of its kind that shows an increase in survival time for dogs with spontaneous non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The work shows for the first time the feasibility and therapeutic efficacy of this alternative cell-based vaccine, which could be employed in the treatment of a number of different cancer types.
But sometimes well-intentioned owners unknowingly give their dogs products and medications that can poison them. Here is a list of the 10 most common poisonous hazards to dogs, based on the number of calls received at the ASPCA Animal Control Center (APCC) between 2001 and 2005. 1. Ibuprofen 2. Chocolate 3. Ant and roach baits [...]