Golden Retriever at Sunset

Q & A: Night Vision Dogs

Question: Night Vision Dogs “I have always heard the rumor that dogs cannot see well at night. However there are other sources claim that dogs can see better at night than during the day, almost like having night vision. What is the real truth to these rumors?” Answer: Unlike cats, who have a good sense…

Belgian Malinois Have a Higher Rate of Epilepsy

Q & A: Dog Epilepsy

Question: Dog Epilepsy “I own a female Terrier and she is almost five years old. Every three to four months she has what appears to be a seizure. My veterinarian cannot seem to help because each time she has an episode, the 20 minute drive to the doctor’s office seems to be enough time for…

Basset Hound Sniffing Bad Odor

Q & A: Dog Passing Bad Gas

Question: Dog Passing Bad Gas “My fifteen-month old Basset Hound has a problem of passing gas. It is quite annoying and can be very embarrassing when I have guests over to the house. A veterinarian has advised me to alter his diet, but I have him on a diet considered to be the best as…

Dog with Mange

Q & A: Demodectic Mange

Question: Demodectic Mange “I have a Great Dane with demodectic mange. I’d like to know more about this condition. My dog is under the care of a veterinarian, and has been for some time, but with little in the way of results.” Answer: Don’t lose faith in your veterinarian. The parasites causing the condition are…

Dog with Pile of Treats

Dog Food & Supplements: An In Depth Look At Nutrition For Your Pet – Part 2

The nutritional guideline standards for dogs, as set forth by the NRC (National Research Council), state that pet food manufacturers must have the minimum amount of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals. They include meat, meat by-products, corn, wheat middlings, barley, oats, rice, brewer’s yeast, vegetable and/or animal fats, fish meal, poultry, bone meal, cereals,…