What is the Best Natural Treatment for Cushing’s Disease in Dogs?
What is Cushing’s Disease in dogs? When a dog suffers from Cushing’s, the adrenal glands produce a variety of excess hormones, mostly cortisol. More times than not, older dogs suffer from this disease and the symptoms often mimic other diseases such as: Increased hunger, thirst, and urination Increased panting Pot-belly appearance Obesity Excess fat on the neck and shoulders Hair loss Low energy What is Atypical Cushing’s Disease? Atypical Cushing’s Disease presents with the exact same symptoms as Cushing’s disease yet no cortisol increase exists. The adrenal glands produce increased levels of intermediate adrenal steroids often called “sex steroids.” These
11 Treatments for Managing Your Dog’s Arthritis
A dog’s arthritis can be crippling due to massive inflammation and bone growth in the joints. Dog Arthritis Symptoms Most older dogs suffer from arthritis. And, they almost all display the same, common symptoms. For example, some common arthritis symptoms include: Joint pain Stiffness Swelling Decreased range of motion Difficulty getting up The sad part is the fact symptoms worsen with age. And, almost all dogs suffer from arthritis as they age. So, what’s the good news? The good news is we have different options for helping arthritic dogs feel better. Dog Arthritis Treatments As mentioned earlier, we have
Dog ACL Surgery: 6 Important Things to Consider
What is Dog ACL Surgery? Dog ACL surgery or otherwise known as canine cruciate surgery is a very stressful and expensive endeavor for dog owners. Veterinarians use ACL surgery to repair a torn cranial cruciate ligament in your dog’s knee. Nobody likes to see a beloved family member in pain! And, of course, you have questions. The list of questions going through your mind may be infinite: Is dog ACL surgery really necessary? How much does it cost? What is the success rate? Are other options available aside from ACL surgery? Which surgery should I choose? We’ve compiled some information to
What You Need to Know After Your Dog has ACL Surgery
Bringing your dog home after ACL surgery can be a daunting experience! ACL surgery is a significant operation. The incision and stitches appear painful, and your dog may seem sluggish and “out of it.” How do you know what is normal and what is not normal? Is there anything special you can do to make your dog feel better? The following information should put your mind at ease! What to Expect the Night Immediately After ACL Surgery Here’s a compilation of situations that seem concerning to pet owners after surgery. Although concerning to pet owners, the following scenarios are
How Do I Remove Skunk Smell?
When You Need to Remove Skunk Smell You hear your dog barking frantically in the backyard. You open the door to see what’s going on, and it hits you in the face like a steel shovel. SKUNK SPRAY! Yuck! Just what is skunk spray? Skunks have two glands on each side of the anus, similar to dog anal glands, called anal scent glands. Skunk anal scent glands produce oily sulfur-containing chemicals that create a nauseating odor. Believe it or not, skunks can spray a distance of fifteen feet or more! Skunk spray can be very difficult to remove from fur
How to Give Your Dog or Cat Oral Neoplasene Cancer Treatments
What is Oral Neoplasene? Oral Neoplasene is an herbal veterinary medication made from bloodroot extract. In our clinic, the term “Neoplasene” is often interchanged with the term “Bloodroot”, because bloodroot is a much easier word for our clients to remember. However, generic bloodroot extract will not provide the same benefits as veterinary Neoplasene. Neoplasene is a product developed by Buck Mountain Botanicals that is marketed as an alternative treatment for cancer in pets. The ingredients in oral Neoplasene are bloodroot extract and zinc chloride. The bloodroot extract is derived from the root of the Sanguinaria canadensis plant, which contains several