July 11, 2017 Puppy Up Newsletter

Posted by on Jul 11, 2017 in Puppy Up! Blog

“Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day.” ― John Grogan, Marley and Me. In This Issue: WHAT? You Haven’t Entered the 10th annual “Cancer Can’t Keep a Good Dog Down” Calendar Contest Yet?; Hollywood Feed Christmas in July; Recognizing and Treating Heatstroke in Dogs; Research: New...

Finding a Veterinary Specialist

Posted by on Jul 11, 2017 in Puppy Up! Blog

“Finding the right veterinary specialists to add to your cancer team is one of the most important steps you can take in helping your dog in their fight.  These are the people you will rely on throughout the journey for advice about treatment options, supplements, nutrition and complementary therapies. “With so many options available to help animals live healthier, longer lives, it’s hard for any...

7 Go-To Natural Remedies for a Happy, Healthy Pet

Posted by on Jul 9, 2017 in Puppy Up! Blog

If you’re like many pet parents, you don’t want to immediately pump your pup up with pharmaceuticals if there is a healthier, non-toxic alternative to  solving their health issues. In this article, Dr. Karen Becker lists 7 of her favorite holistic, natural, go-to solutions for some of the health issues our pets face. Just remember, it’s always a good idea to consult with a...

Do You Know the Best Way to Break Up a Dogfight and Come Out Unscathed?

Posted by on Jul 8, 2017 in Puppy Up! Blog

By Dr. Becker If you’re a dog lover and see two dogs fighting, your natural response is to want to physically separate them before someone gets hurt. And this is especially true when one or both dogs belong to you. However, as many, many people who have come before you will attest, it can be very risky business to try to break up a...

Veterinary social work opens outlet for grief, emotional stress

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in Puppy Up! Blog

Associated Press  Monday July 3, 2017 01:02 AM Katherine Rohloff: Krohloff@post-gazette.com Source: Reading Eagle While walking the corridors of the clinic, a visibly upset veterinarian takes Lori Harbert aside and confides that she must tell a longtime client that the client’s dog has cancer and cannot be saved. Ms. Harbert, a social worker at the Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Clinic, listens carefully and...

Hot spots – diagnosis and treatment the natural way

Posted by on Jul 6, 2017 in Puppy Up! Blog

Jun 27, 2017 by Peter Dobias, DVM If you have ever seen a dog dressed in a T-shirt laced up the back or another one looking like a punk with bald spots shaved all over his body, his owner isn’t necessarily an eccentric dog person. The poor pooch may be dressed or shaved because of hot spots. Depending on what hemisphere you are in, summer...

How To Treat Heatstroke In Dogs

Posted by on Jul 5, 2017 in Puppy Up! Blog

The summer heat can be oppressive even for those of us who love the summer sun. But our dogs are not as efficient at releasing heat as we are; they are built to conserve rather than release heat and tend to heat up faster than we do. As such, we may not be aware of the fact that a dog has become overheated until...

Fourth of July Pet Safety Tips

Posted by on Jul 4, 2017 in Puppy Up! Blog

Stay calm and alert. You’ll want to be on the lookout for anything that could scare your dog, but keep in mind that your dog can sense your emotions and will often copy them. For example: If you’re on edge and nervous, your dog will sense this and be on edge and nervous as well.

Puppy Up Night at the Memphis Redbirds Game

Posted by on Jun 26, 2017 in Puppy Up! Blog

“Take me out to the ballgame!” And help the Puppy Up Foundation while you’re having fun enjoying the game. This coming Thursday, June 29, is Puppy Up Night at the Memphis Redbirds game. The game starts at 7:05 PM. The Redbirds are donating $4.00 per ticket when the tickets are ordered using this link www.memphisredbirds.com/groupportal. Tickets have to be ordered 24 hours before the game....