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Holistic Medicine in Cancer Treatment – Part 2

Holistic Medicine in Cancer Treatment – Part 2

Today we wanted to cover Dr. Mahaney’s recommendations for Maggie as a result of her visit with him. Note: these recommendations are specific for Maggie, her age, weight, overall health and type of cancer and her cancer protocol. Please don’t take them as definitive advice for your own d... »

The Real Reason for Pet Insurance

The Real Reason for Pet Insurance

If you read our blog, you know that our sweet Maggie May was recently diagnosed with osteosarcoma (OSA), bone cancer, in her left front leg. OSA is an aggressive, fast-growing cancer that is typically treated through amputation and chemotherapy or palliative radiation. Our vet offered us a new treat... »

Maggie Faces Osteosarcoma – Part 2

Maggie Faces Osteosarcoma – Part 2

Once Maggie was diagnosed with osteosarcoma (OSA), our objective was to find comfort for her and to give her as long a life as possible.   The vet ruled out amputation, but suggested a newer procedure called Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS). In order for Maggie to be a candidate for this procedu... »

Are Show Dogs Fat?

Are Show Dogs Fat?

Last year, following the Westminster Dog Show, we wrote a series of articles expressing our concern over the overweight appearance of the Labradors in the show. The first was No Wonder a Lab has Never Won at Westminster. We followed that up with an article looking into the changes in Labrador’... »

Is Your Dog Accident Prone?

Is Your Dog Accident Prone?

Is there such a thing as being “accident prone”? I know we talk about some humans as being accident prone if they tend to get in car accidents or fall down stairs or trip on curbs, or many different sorts of accidents. I don’t think it’s something that’s genetic, I thin... »

SlimDoggy Health Check: Dog Diseases

SlimDoggy Health Check: Dog Diseases

Recently we started a new feature on SlimDoggy called SlimDoggy Health Check. Initially we wrote about two health issues we had direct experience with, distemper and heartworm.   As I continued to plan our series, I realized that there are so many health issues & diseases that can affect o... »

Q&A With Dr. Katy Nelson Part 1: Food’s Role in your Pet’s Health

Q&A With Dr. Katy Nelson Part 1: Food’s Role in your Pet’s Health

Dr. Katy Nelson is a practicing veterinarian, the host of the Pet Show with Dr. Katy on Washington DC’s ABC affiliate, and a tireless advocate for keeping pets fit and healthy using a combination of proper feeding and exercise. Dr. Katy was recently chosen as one of the nominees to be America’s Favo... »

A Special Moment with Jack

A Special Moment with Jack

I just read about a Blog Hop being sponsored by BlogPaws called #RecipeforMoments that encourages you to share the story of a ‘special moment’ you’ve shared with your pet. I tend to write about that all the time as I frequently share special moments or adventures I’ve had wit... »

Jack at the Vet – Mischief or Not?

Jack at the Vet – Mischief or Not?

We’ve been doing a few vet visits with Jack lately to get to the bottom of his stomach problems. We switched him to a salmon diet a few months ago and that has helped (chicken allergy), but he still has upset stomachs way too often. So far he’s had xrays that showed nothing remarkable an... »

Dear Labby on Doggie Breath

Dear Labby on Doggie Breath

Dear Labby: Everyone says their dog has smelly breath, but what’s your opinion on dog teeth cleaning? When should the procedure be considered? Do some dogs have weak teeth/gums? I’m sure diet and lack of natural teeth cleaning options affect tooth/gum health. Does it cause bad breath in ... »

Pet plastic surgery a growing trend

Pet plastic surgery a growing trend

Dr Katy Nelson, host of ABC’s The Pet Show, reported on an interesting topic – pet plastic surgery.  You can read the article here: Pet plastic surgery a growing trend | WJLA.com I thought this was an important passage from the article.: And while plastic surgery in people is generally d... »

Exercise and the Treatment of Arthritis in Pets

Exercise and the Treatment of Arthritis in Pets

As if we needed more reasons to exercise our dog! Jennifer Coates, DVM writes on petMd.com about the benefits of exercise and how it can help in the treatment of arthritis and joint and tendon/ligament pain in your pet.  The complete story is here: Exercise and the Treatment of Arthritis in Pets | p... »

On The Set with Dr. Katy Nelson

On The Set with Dr. Katy Nelson

From the set of The Pet Show We had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Katy Nelson on The Pet Show, a Washington DC area program that is airing this Saturday, 2/16 at 11 AM ET on WJLA (ABC 8).  What a pleasure it was to meet Dr. Katy!  She is really an amazing and kind person who sincerely cares abou... »

These 13 Dog Symptoms Need Immediate Attention

These 13 Dog Symptoms Need Immediate Attention

This is mostly common sense but worth sharing from Find A Vet. These 13 Dog Symptoms Need Immediate Attention From Your Vet | Find A Vet   Keep this list handy (print it out) just in case. 1. Severe bleeding or bleeding that lasts longer than 5 minutes 2. Choking or difficulty breathing, or con... »