Index: Dog Health

Dog Food: Secrets To Feeding Your Dog Better

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 Knowing what to feed your dog is one of the most important decisions you can make affecting your dog’s health. In this article I want to give you some of my secrets to feeding your dog a healthy food. What to look for, what not to feed, what to add to your dog’s diet, and ultimately how you can decide… [Read more]

Dogs and Chocolate

Thursday, October 27th, 2011 Chocolate in surprisingly small amounts can seriously affect your dog, and in some cases cause your dog to die. Small animal veterinarians are seeing increasing number of dogs with chocolate toxicity as more of us are eating the ‘healthier’ dark chocolate. Unfortunately your dog only needs to eat 1/3 as much dark chocolate as opposed to milk chocolate to become… [Read more]

Rabies in Dogs and Cats: How To Avoid The Biggest Mistakes Pet Owners Make

Monday, October 24th, 2011 Rabies- just the word alone evokes images of fear, frothing aggressive dogs, and death. The movie “Old Yeller” left a generation convinced that Rabies vaccine is a necessity, for all pets. In this article I am going to give you a better understanding of Rabies, the real risks to you and your pet, and what you need to do to… [Read more]

5 Natural Dog Arthritis Tips Every Dog Owner Needs To Know

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 Dog arthritis is one of the most common reason pet owners see a veterinarian. Unfortunately the only option many owners are given is to treat their dog with potentially toxic anti-inflammatory medication. This article will give you my top 5 natural dog arthritis solutions that you can use on your dog at home. Supplements which contain Glucosamine Hydrochloride and Chondroitin… [Read more]

Pet Food Recall Settlement is Unfair

Monday, October 17th, 2011 Finally there has been an agreement reached in the longstanding class action case against many pet food companies, and pet owners affected by the pet food recall. In 2007, pet food contaminated with melamine and cyanuric acid affected thousands of dogs and cats in North America. These toxins were added to artificially boost measured protein levels of the food. The… [Read more]

How to Stop Puppy Mills

Friday, October 14th, 2011 The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) have started a petition which to date has received over 15,000 signatures. The number needed to ensure a response from the White House and the President is 5000- meaning there will be an official response. ———————————– Why the outrage and… [Read more]

Thanksgiving Dental Tragedy

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 I recently enjoyed a Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends, but you wouldn’t believe what happened to me. Imagine this. Family and friends are huddled around the table. It’s overflowing with food. Creamy mashed potatoes. Cheesy yummy squash. Brioche- a fabulous french bread Vegetables all laden with seasoning and extra butter. The gravy is calling me. A wonderfully cooked goose.’… [Read more]

My UNWANTED friend…

Thursday, October 6th, 2011 Hello and Good Morning fellow pet advocate… Yesterday a friend asked me to look at some chickens. Friendly little guys, and they were more than happy to have me pet them? Yes These chickens like people…they were raised by hand as little chicks with many children handling them SO the chickens seem to be pecking at their feathers MORE often.… [Read more]

Natural solutions to treating anemia in dogs and cats

Monday, October 3rd, 2011 Dog and Cat Anemia Anemia is a decrease in number of red blood cells (RBCs) or decreased amount of hemoglobin in the blood. Anemia is the most common disorder of the your pet’s blood. There are several different kinds of anemia, caused by a variety of underlying causes. Hemoglobin (found inside Red Blood Cells) carry oxygen from the lungs to… [Read more]

Do you remember YOUR first pet as a child?

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 Animals, specifically dogs and cats have been a BIG part of my life..I have always had a pet and continue to do so.. I grew up on a farm..cows, pigs, horses, chickens, sheep, pigs, turkeys, and the like, along with a variety of pets…rabbits, budgies, hamsters, and a herd of dogs and cats. My father, the provider, the farmer, the… [Read more]

Top 10 July 4th Holistic Pet Safety Tips

Monday, July 4th, 2011 1. Keep them at HOME. In most cases it is always safer to leave Your pet at home, in a quiet, closed in place…your house! Our pets have hearing 10 times our own, so any loud noise is ESPECIALLY disturbing to them. I leave my own pets with a Kong toy stuffed with peanut butter. 2. THE SOUNDS OF MUSIC.… [Read more]

Top 10 Signs of a Bad Vet

Friday, June 24th, 2011 A dose of humor for you this Friday Enjoy and have a good weekend. Dr Andrew… [Read more]

Dr. Andrew Jones, DVM