Top 10 Human Medications That Poison Pets (Infographic)

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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?

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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

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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?

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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 […]