We consider our dogs family members, so it’s a natural instinct to turn to your medicine cabinet to relieve your dog’s mild ailments. Many human meds are safe for dogs — but not all. Before popping any pills into your pup, make sure you follow these tips on over-the-counter medicine for dogs…
A veterinarian can help answer questions you have regarding your dog’s health concerns. Our experts also bring you guides on how to find a good vet, what to look for and questions to ask, online vet services, and more.
Has your dog been diagnosed with cataracts? If so, are you worried about the cumbersome cost of canine cataract surgery? It can be expensive. And if left untreated, this progressive condition can lead to total blindness, so it’s a necessity for your pup’s quality of life. But how much does dog cataract surgery cost? And how can you reduce your financial burden for unexpected illnesses like this? Here, we’ll give you the info you need to know about dog cataract surgery, the associated costs, and how you may proactively reduce your financial risk for pet vet procedures.
Are you considering using an online veterinarian to get advice for your pup? Several websites like JustAnswer give you 24/7 access to licensed vets to help you with medical and behavioral issues from the comfort of your home. JustAnswer, a popular Q&A site, promises quality veterinary advice and fast response times. But you may wonder, is JustAnswer legit? Are their vet experts really qualified to offer the best advice for your pup’s concerns? We’ve got the lowdown on what you can expect with their vet service.
If you’re looking for expert veterinarian advice without having to spend the time and money visiting your vet’s office, what are your options? Fortunately, several reliable and surprisingly affordable services online connect you with licensed vets who can evaluate your pet’s situation and give treatment advice without the need for in-person visits. Read on to learn which ones are your best options.
Bond Vet is a 2019 startup company with several vet clinics in New York that provide wellness and urgent care. And as a response to the pandemic, Bond Vet launched its telehealth services, offering live video appointments with their licensed veterinarians. Is Bond Vet worth considering for in-person or virtual pet care? We’ll dive into this burgeoning company in our Bond Vet review.
Welcoming home a new furry member of the family is an exciting time. However, intestinal parasites and worms are common in young dogs, and nobody wants extra visitors to their family. Worming is an important part of responsible pet ownership as worms can pose a health risk to your pet and your family. So how do you spot, treat, and prevent worms in puppies?
Healthcare — whether it’s for humans or animals — has become outrageously expensive. Due to rising costs, pet insurance is an attractive alternative for owners to avoid high veterinary bills. Pet insurance helps protect your pet while saving you from paying pricey out of pocket expenses when your beloved furry family member needs it most.
Vaccines are an important component of a dog’s health and wellness. Although dog vaccines are developed in different ways and come in various formulations, they all serve the same purpose: to protect dogs from diseases that can cause serious illness and even be fatal. There are many vaccines available for dogs, so you may be wondering which vaccines your dog actually needs. Plus, different vaccines have different vaccination schedules, making it a little confusing to know what vaccines your dog needs and when. No one wants to put their dog through discomfort, and you may question whether all of these vaccinations are really necessary. We’ll help you learn about core (required) and non-core (not required) vaccinations.
If you’ve run into financial troubles, you may be worried about how you can pay for veterinary care for your pet. You don’t want to have to sacrifice your pet’s health if he becomes ill or injured. So what can you do? If you need help with vet bills, we’ve got some tips for you. We suggest looking into resources in your area if your pet is ill or hurt and you can’t afford to treat him as you may have in the past. Below is a list of some national organizations and charities for help with vet bills. But be sure to check for local resources on the internet, through your vet, and also local colleges and universities. You may be surprised to find just how many people are willing to help care for your pet in your time of need.
Unfortunately, we don’t know why dogs experience cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) injuries so often, especially certain breeds. We do know that it happens when the knee joint breaks down (or tears) or in some cases, completely ruptures. This can occur with a sudden movement, like when a dog is playing fetch and does a quick turn to catch the ball, or it can be a slow degeneration of the ligament over time. Read our article below to find out if your dog is at risk for a CCL tear and how much it could set you back…
Are you tired of seeing your dog in pain or struggle with decreased agility? Have you tried surgery or other veterinary interventions to help relieve his discomfort but haven’t seen ideal results? If so, it may be time to consider a dog chiropractor. Although not universally accepted as a standard treatment for some common ailments, dog chiropractic is gaining a more solid footing — similar to the state of human chiropractic. And more and more veterinarians are getting the training and certification needed to practice this holistic approach to treatment. We’ll help break down what dog chiropractic is all about, when it can help, where to find help, and more.
It’s no secret to most Americans that we are a country full of pet lovers. According to the Humane Society of the United States, around 39 percent of American households own at least one dog. A lot of work is involved in caring for a pet and that can often mean a lot of expense. Pet care is constantly evolving to include preventative care to ensure that our pets remain free of disease or illness. This means plenty of trips to see the veterinarian and additional costs for vaccinations and medications as well. Many pet owners are trying to address rising pet care costs by turning to online providers of pet medications but every owner must beware that in doing so, they may be doing more harm than good…