Question: How can I stop my bunnies from eating their poop? My bunnies eat their poop every time they are about to poop. How should I stop this? -Mavis   Answer: Dear Mavis, Rabbits are herbivores, meaning they eat fibrous plant material for the bulk of their calories. It’s amazing that they can maintain their… Read More

Vet checking dog's mouth
Pet Skin & Coat Health

Most of my clients are somewhere between horrified and confused when little pink nodules sprout in their puppy’s mouth. If your best buddy has come down with warts, you probably want to know how to remove warts on dogs. First, let’s talk about what causes warts and how your dog got them in the first… Read More

Person petting a dog in pain
Pet Health Problems & Concerns

Seeing your dog in pain can be almost unbearable, especially when the suffering stems from a chronic condition that can only be managed and not cured. When working to alleviate your dog’s discomfort, keep in mind that medication is not the only remedy. Supplements and complementary therapies are also available. The first step in any… Read More

Woman Cleaning a Cat's Ears
Pet Eye & Ear Care

Head shaking and ear scratching — it’s noticeable when your cat’s ears are bothering him. The cause can be harder to determine, however. Ear mites are a relatively common type of ear problem in cats, but thankfully, they’re also quite easy to treat. If you think your cat might be suffering from this particular pest,… Read More

Dog sniffing a flower
Pet Eye & Ear Care

“I swear this just started a few hours ago. He was fine yesterday! What happened?” The nice lady was clearly worried about her beautiful Golden Retriever, Boomer. He sat in front of me, panting and trying to rub a sore on the side of his neck about the size of a small dinner plate. The… Read More

Hungry Dog
Getting a New Pet

While we all want to spoil our dogs with a little bit of human food at times, many foods that are perfectly safe for people may be harmful, and even deadly for dogs. Here are 10 foods to avoid giving your dog, even when he is begging relentlessly for a taste. 1) Chocolate The toxic… Read More

Pet Digestive Issues & Care

Question: My 10-month-old pug (female) sometimes eats her poop. Why? –Glenda     Answer: Dear Glenda, Thanks for sending your question. Your pup is adorable, but I bet it makes you wary of puppy kisses when she has this strange habit! The official term used to describe the eating of feces is coprophagia. Dogs engage… Read More

Putting ear drops in dog's ear
Pet Eye & Ear Care

Ear infections are common in dogs, and certain breeds are particularly prone. Sometimes, we pet owners miss the early signs and do not realize there is infection until the ears are really angry, painful and itchy. Fortunately, there are steps we can take to minimize veterinary bills and decrease the frequency of this painful condition…. Read More

Cat staring at a salad
Pet Diet & Fitness

The obesity epidemic in cats has mirrored the epidemic in the human population in industrialized countries. Cats that were once hunters for vermin and insect control are now living the good life inside of our homes. While there are many benefits to having cats in our homes – improved lifestyle and longevity, safety, companionship and… Read More