Tag: Your Dog’s Best Health

Does Arthritis Cause Mood Changes in Dogs?

If you live with osteoarthritis (OA), you’re probably all too familiar with the impact that joint pain can have on your mood. In fact, it is known that arthritis in people has a definite link to mood disorders…. Read More

Gratitude

This is the perfect time of year to express a long overdue thanks to those of you who spend some time reading what I have to say. Be it my books or my blog posts, your readership means… Read More

When Doing the Wrong Thing Feels So Right

Have you ever made the mistake of doing the wrong thing with your dog because, in the heat of the moment, it felt like exactly the right thing to do? Here’s an example of what I’m describing. A… Read More

Glomerular Disease in Dogs

Glomerular disease occurs quite commonly in dogs. It affects purebreds and mixed-breeds alike, and can be an inherited disorder in Shar Peis, Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers, Bull Terriers, Dalmatians, Samoyeds, Bernese Mountain Dogs, Doberman Pinschers, Newfoundlands, and English… Read More

Midwest Canine Influenza Outbreak: A New Virus Within the United States

If you keep tabs on dog-related news, you’re probably already aware of the recent outbreak of canine influenza in the Midwest. Chicago appears to be at the epicenter of the epidemic. The first dogs affected by this virus… Read More

New Information about Jerky Treats for Pets

Since 2007, we’ve known that chicken jerky treats manufactured in China can cause gastrointestinal and/or kidney issues in some dogs. Until recently, virtually all commercially sold jerky treats in the United States were manufactured in China. Despite extensive… Read More

Raising Awareness About Dog Fighting

Just over a week ago ten people were arrested in Elizabeth, New Jersey in conjunction with an alleged dog fighting ring. Seventeen dogs were found, most with obvious injuries, and all were living in small dirty cages. At… Read More

Multiple Myeloma

Multiple myeloma is a cancerous process that dogs, cats, and people happen to share in common. This disease is also referred to as myeloma and plasma cell myeloma. It is relatively uncommon in dogs and rare in cats…. Read More

Shirley Zindler: Animal Control Officer, Author, and Photographer Extraordinaire

I’ve met some truly extraordinary people in my life, and Shirley Zindler happens to be one of them. I know her from my California days, and have described her as a saint disguised as an animal control officer…. Read More

Pollakiuria: Why is My Pet Urinating More Often Than Normal?

Pollakiuria is a fun word to pronounce, but it’s certainly not a fun symptom to deal with. Pollakiuria means increased frequency of urination. Dogs with this symptom ask to go outside more frequently than normal, often round the… Read More