Top 10 Human Medications That Poison Pets (Infographic)


Following are the top 10 human medications that poison pets, according to the Pet Poison Hotline (infographic below): Ibuprofen Antidepressants & anxiety medication Vitamin D3 Stimulants Acetaminophen Thyroid Hormone Medications Beta Blockers Allergy Medications Albuterol Sleep Aids MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — When your pet accidentally ingests one of your human medications, it can […]

Are Mushrooms Safe for Dogs and Cats?


The fantastic kingdom of fungi and its many tasty mushrooms have captured the imagination of folks everywhere. This has a lot of pet parents asking: Are mushrooms good for dogs and cats? The answer to this question is an unequivocal and emphatic YES! Mushrooms are a superfood that contain high-quality protein, excellent fiber, and compounds […]

Keeping the Geriatric Dog’s Brain and Body Fit with Exercise


From improving memory and cognition to strengthening muscles and enhancing quality of life, regular exercise is beneficial to the health and well-being of your geriatric dog. by Laurie McCauley, DVM, DACVSMR, CCRT, CVA, CVC, and Evelyn Orenbuch, DVM, DACVSMR, CCRT, CAVCA We’ve all seen it. The 80-year-old ladies lifting weights, doing Tai chi, going for […]

What Is a Low-Sodium Dog Food?


Just like their pet parents, some dogs may need a low-sodium diet. In fact, “Overall, dogs need proportionately less sodium than we do,” says Dr. Jon Nauss, medical director at the Irvine Valley Veterinary Hospital Primary Care & Integrative Medicine in California. What is low-sodium dog food? Many low-sodium dog foods are not specifically labeled […]