“Can I give COVID-19 to my dog or cat?” “Can I get it from them?” Here are some answers to questions you may have, plus lots of helpful information.
Author: Dr. Debora Lichtenberg, VMD
Going to the Vet During COVID-19: Is It Essential?
Don’t expect to be able to simply walk into the veterinary clinic with your pet. Here’s what to know about going to the vet during the COVID-19 pandemic.
How Much Chocolate Is Toxic for Dogs?
Chocolate can be very toxic to your dog — but the amount and type of chocolate matters a lot. Here’s what you need to know.
Rabies: What Pet Parents Should Know
Rabies is a preventable disease that can cause a bizarre array of signs leading to death. It’s not a pleasant topic, but you need to take it seriously.
Why Does My Puppy Have Bad Breath? (Here Are 6 Possible Reasons.)
Puppy breath is normal until 12 weeks old. Some people like it. But if you think your puppy’s breath is especially bad, here’s what you should know.
Antidepressants and Pets: Educate Yourself
These drugs are not benign. Whether you’re taking antidepressants or your pet is taking them, what you don’t know about them can hurt you both.
Can Cats Overdose on Catnip?
Catnip generally is harmless — and, no, cats cannot overdose on it. However, they CAN get sick from eating a large amount of catnip. Let me explain…
Think Your Dog Is Having Nightmares? Here’s What You Need to Know.
Dogs exhibiting extreme behaviors during deep sleep — such as screaming and thrashing around — could actually be suffering from an REM sleep disorder.
Can Dog Lice Live on Humans?
Some diseases can be transmitted from animals to humans — but lice is not one of them.
Here’s Why You’re Finding Mucus Around Your Dog’s Eyes
Eye mucus is common in dogs — however, excessive discharge (especially when it’s yellow or yellow-green) is a sign of trouble.
Dealing With a Senior Dog Who Poops in the House
Don’t despair. Take my advice to help maintain a good quality of life for both you and your aging pet.
Dealing With the Death of a Pet: An Expert Guide
Even if your pet has been enduring a long illness, nobody is truly prepared for death. Here’s our best advice for what to do when your pet dies.
Why the “Incredible” Dr. Pol Is So Controversial in the Vet World
Cable TV’s famous veterinarian has faced charges of negligence and incompetence since his show first aired.
Why Your Old Cat Yowls All the Time (Especially at Night)
Elderly cats who begin to yowl loudly may be suffering from something serious but treatable. Here’s what you should know.
It Is NOT Safe to Give Your Dog Ibuprofen — Here’s Why
There is no safe ibuprofen (Advil) dosage for dogs. It is dangerous. In fact, even Tylenol and aspirin can be unsafe. Here’s what you need to know.