Can Pets Get The Placebo Effect (why your pets treatment might not be working)

09/06/2018 0



If you’ve ever wondered can pets get the placebo effect then in this video I will discuss what the placebo effect is and if it can explain why some treatments might appear to work when in fact they may be doing little for our dogs and cats.

The placebo effect is a beneficial effect produced by a substance which can’t be a result of the substance itself. The effect is in fact a result of the patients belief that the treatment is working. Our dogs and cats can’t know or think this so is the placebo effect in pets a real thing?

The answer is actually a bit more complicated than a simple yes or no. While a pet may not believe in any treatment or understand why something is being given, we will. This means that we can actually experience something known as caregiver placebo or placebo by proxy.… Read More

Can Dogs Eat Corn Cobs + Other BBQ Dangers for Pets | Hot Weather Dog Care pt 3

28/05/2018 0



If you’re firing up the BBQ, take a minute to consider the answers to can dogs eat corn cobs and 3 other real BBQ dangers for your dog and cat.

The simple answer is no, never let your dog eat corn cobs. They are fibrous, can be swallowed whole, don’t get digested and frequently cause a complete gut obstruction. This requires emergency surgery to fix or it will kill your dog.

Kebab skewers are another risk. Wooden kebab skewers have 2 sharp points at each end, will be swallowed whole (or in a few pieces) and can poke holes in the guts. This is a good way to cause septic peritonitis which again needs emergency surgery to try and save a pet.

Cooked bones for dogs and cats are my next BBQ danger. They are brittle and can shatter into really sharp fragments. Small pieced of cooked bone may pass … Read More

Perturbed parrot endures visit to the veterinarian

17/05/2018 0



Let’s face it, medical exams are annoying! You are poked, prodded and sometimes stuck with needles! The indignities continue on and on! Yet, these visits are necessary to maintain our pets health. Parrots must also have routine veterinary visits at least once a year. These visits are stressful on both the bird and its owners. The bird has to be restrained in order to be examined. That is not easy to do with a parrot who has a beak that could do serious damage to human flesh when it feels threatened. Usually, the parrot is placed in a towel to be restrained for the entire exam. This is both uncomfortable for the bird and the doctor is hindered by the bulk of the towel. Dr. Osofsky ABVP is a board certified Avian Veterinarian. To gain this certification it requires additional training above and beyond what is required to practice veterinary … Read More

Top 10 Littlest Pet Shop Virtual Pet [2018]: Hasbro Year 2006 Littlest Pet Shop Digital Pets Series

06/05/2018 0



Top 10 Littlest Pet Shop Virtual Pet [2018]: Hasbro Year 2006 Littlest Pet Shop Digital Pets Series

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Hasbro Year 2006 Littlest Pet Shop Digital Pets Series Virtual Game – Blue BIRD Digital Game with Charms to Interact with Your Pet, Food Tray to Feed Your Pet, Brush, Clip for On-the-Go Fun and 30+ Games and Activities Plus Bonus Exclusive Bracelet with 3 Pet (Hamster, Cat and Dog) Charms Littlest Pet Shop Digital Pets Series Virtual Game Blue BIRD…… Read More

Tramadol: an effective pain killer for pets?

05/05/2018 0



Tramadol is a pain killer that is sometimes used in dogs. It might be used for short term pain relief after surgery or is could be used long term to treat something like arthritis. Does it actually work though and is it safe?

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Tramadol needs to be broken down in the body into different chemicals and it is these metabolites that are actually responsible for the analgesic, pain killing action of tramadol.

The problem is that it seems dogs produce very little of this M1 metabolite. Compounding this, it only lasts in the body for a very short time.

Tramadol does have other affects on the body. It increases the levels of seratonin and norepinephrin in the body which can have the effect of sedation or intestinal upset. Seratonin is also commonly known as the feel good or happy chemical and so it … Read More