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Cats, Dogs: Controlling fleas in the Environment

The secret to flea control is in the FREQUENCY of your flea treatments. You should be attacking the new adult fleas every 2 weeks or so but most conventional treatments ( house sprays) should only be used once a month or so due to the toxicity. If you use a conventional spray (no foggers please), […]

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Cats, Dogs: Fleas, Fleas, Fleas

The common flea, Ctenocephalis felis, is well known to most dog and cat owners. Fleas are tiny primitive parasites that feed on the blood of dogs and cats and humans in some cases. Fleas live on pets and in the environment. Fleas have a 4 stage life cycle, egg, larva, pupa and adult. Research shows […]

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Fun: Cats are Top Dogs

In a recent study published in an Animal Behavioural Journal, it was found that in multipet households, cats are top dogs. Cats and dogs can get along together, particularly if the cat is in the household first and if the two pets are introduced at a young age. However, usually the cat is dominant to […]

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Cats, Dogs: Equine Assisted Therapy

I was recently asked to visit a stable to provide chiropractic service to some therapy horses. Although I was familiar with riding for the disabled and have worked with these groups before these horses were different. They were used for Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP). EAP is not about riding or horsemanship.All interactions with the horses […]

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Cats, Dogs: Diabetes in Dogs and Cats

Diabetes is one of the most common endocrine diseases seen today in dogs and cats. There are 2 forms of diabetes, Type 1 or insulin dependent diabetes and Type 2 or Non-insulin dependent diabetes. When dogs get diabetes almost 100% get Type 1 Diabetes and when cats get diabetes 50 and 70 % of them […]

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