Horse Laminitis: Prevent, Identify, & Address

Laminae, found on horses, is the inner layer of the hoof. If nutrient and oxygen-rich blood is not getting to the laminae, it can lead to laminitis. Laminitis is inflammation of the laminae, causing swelling in the tissue of the hoof. When the laminae doesn’t receive blood, the cells become damaged, and the laminae eventually begins […]

Does Your Dog Suffer from Hypothyroidism?

What is Hypothyroidism? The thyroid gland is found in the neck. It helps to regulate a number of bodily functions at a cellular level. One thing it helps to regulate is the production of the hormone T4. Hypothyroidism occurs when not enough T4 is produced due to the thyroid losing its proper function. There is also […]

Diabetes in Dogs? What to Do

What is Diabetes?  Diabetes occurs when the body ineffectively produces or ineffectively uses glucose. Cells require glucose for energy. In order to use glucose, the body needs insulin. Insulin is produced in the pancreas and is needed in order for glucose to get into the cell. If the glucose cannot get into the cells due […]

Longevity Tips for Your Pet

To Give Your Pet a Long LIfe 1. Maintain a Healthy Weight: How do I know if my pet is at a healthy weight? If you can feel your pet’s ribs but not see them, they are maintaining a healthy weight. 2. Regular exercise: Make sure your pet has ample opportunity for exercise and play. The amount […]