KetoPet Sanctuary and the Ketogenic Diet

The KetoPet Sanctuary was founded in 2014 by Dr. Lisa Freeman as a 501 (c )(3) non-profit organization. The sanctuary was developed to provide shelter dogs with terminal cancer with a forever home. The adopted dogs were generally provided a remaining life expectancy of only a few weeks. However, their time at the KetoPet SanctuaryContinue reading “KetoPet Sanctuary and the Ketogenic Diet”

Soak Your Dog’s Paws to Remove Toxins

Is your dog continually chewing and licking his paws? It’s not only a harmless pastime for them. It’s possible that their paws are scorching, itching, or have little cracks. This can be caused by a variety of factors, including harsh weather or chemical irritants that your dog steps on. Because dogs only sweat through theirContinue reading “Soak Your Dog’s Paws to Remove Toxins”

Preventing Premature Aging in Dogs

To slow down your dog’s aging process and prevent premature aging, you must first understand what causes premature aging. This doesn’t involve just one factor alone, but several, including:  Metabolism Molecular/Cell Damage Epigenetics Stem Cell Regeneration Inflammation The one you have the most control over is inflammation. Reducing inflammation in your dog’s body alone canContinue reading “Preventing Premature Aging in Dogs”

The Scary Truth About Kibble

Note: this contains graphic information, and feel free to skip if you have a weak stomach or would rather not read the details.  According to the Earth Island Journal,  “The rendering plant floor is piled high with ’raw product’: thousands of dead dogs and cats; heads and hooves from cattle, sheep, pigs, and horses; wholeContinue reading “The Scary Truth About Kibble”

Can Dogs Eat Chickpeas?

Can dogs eat chickpeas? The surprising answer is that they can! Not only can the can be safely consumed by canines, but can also provide them with plenty of health benefits. Chickpeas Contain Vitamins and Minerals Chick peas- a.k.a. garbanzo beans – are delicious and crunchy snacks ideal for canines. Rich in protein and fiber,Continue reading “Can Dogs Eat Chickpeas?”

The Facts on Canine Mammary Cancer: What You Need to Know

Canine mammary cancer (CMC) is a cancer of the mammary glands in dogs, most commonly found in middle-aged dogs. These cancers are rare and account for about 1% of all canine cancers. The good news is that CMC is a highly treatable disease, and effective treatments are available. CMC has a poor prognosis and isContinue reading “The Facts on Canine Mammary Cancer: What You Need to Know”

Finding a Veterinarian for Dog Cancer

If you have decided to opt into some type of treatment, or you are considering treatment, you’ll want to look for a veterinary oncologist. If you don’t have one near you or you are unsure, you can still request a consultation. What is a Veterinary Oncologist? Veterinary oncologists are extremely knowledgeable in conventional veterinary medicine.Continue reading “Finding a Veterinarian for Dog Cancer”

Understanding In Home Euthanasia

Dogs are meant to be part of the family. They look in our direction when they need comfort and reassurance, especially when it comes to the vet’s clinic. This feeling gets even more heightened when they are sick and in need of the presence of their owners. You can see the confusion and heartbreak whenContinue reading “Understanding In Home Euthanasia”

7 Foods Dogs Should Avoid

It’s important to feed your dog well-balanced meals to ensure he or she is getting all the nutrients they need. But, there are some foods dogs should avoid altogether. We’ve compiled a list of different foods you should never try to sneak past your dog. From avocado pits and chocolate, to onions and grapes, learnContinue reading “7 Foods Dogs Should Avoid”

Mouth Cancer in Dogs

Mouth tumors can cause blockages that make chewing and swallowing difficult for dogs. Surgical removal of tumors is frequently required for a dog’s survival, although it isn’t always achievable depending on the nature and location of the tumor.  Tumor Types The good news is that not every tumor will develop into full-blown mouth cancer. TumorsContinue reading “Mouth Cancer in Dogs”