Xylitol Toxicosis

Download Xylitol is a sugar substitute that is safe for people but can cause low blood sugar and liver damage in dogs. Toxic effects of xylitol in dogs can occur within 10 to 15 minutes, but may be delayed up to a few days. If you suspect that your dog has eaten a product containing

Training Your Dog to Wear a Muzzle

Download   The following training technique can be used to train your dog to wear a nylon or basket muzzle. Your dog should think that learning to wear a muzzle is a fun game. You will know whether you have trained your dog well if he or she looks forward to wearing a muzzle. 1. 

Valvular Heart Disease

Download Heart valves help control movement of blood through the heart; valvular heart disease can develop when heart valves are not working properly. Your veterinarian may recommend a cardiac evaluation if valvular heart disease is suspected. Most cases of valvular heart disease are treated with medication, but severely affected pets may not survive, despite medical

Your Pet's Prescribed Diet

Download   If your pet is on a prescribed diet, keeping him or her on that diet is essential for the best possible health and quality of life. Your veterinarian has carefully selected your pet’s prescribed diet based on his or her specific needs, so this food should not be changed. Please order refills of

Traveling With Your Dog

Download Bring enough of your dog’s regular food and medication for the duration of the trip. If you plan to travel with your pet, let your veterinarian know ahead of time; your dog may need a health certificate, or there may be other health issues to address.    How Can I Make the Travel Experience

Vestibular Disease

Download   Vestibular disease is a medical condition that affects the nervous system. Clinical signs of vestibular disease include incoordination (instability when trying to stand or walk), head tilt, and circling to one side. Sometimes the cause of vestibular disease remains undiagnosed, but underlying causes can include thyroid disease (in dogs) or a middle/inner ear