3 Ways to Show Your Dog’s Joints Some Love in 5 Minutes or Less

by Erin. Posted in Food for Thought, Joint Health, Nutrition & Wellness, Rehabilitation

This month is all about love. Being the doting pet parent that we know you are, there’s no doubt your pup feels the love on a daily basis in the form of belly rubs, games of fetch, and well-deserved treats. But there’s one thing even the most devoted pet owners often tend to neglect: their […]

Do This, Not That: Why and How to Exercise Your Arthritic Dog

by Erin. Posted in Everyday Health, Food for Thought, Joint Health, Nutrition & Wellness, Rehabilitation

As is the case for any pet parent whose dog is suffering from arthritis, you know the symptoms all too well. You’ve watched your beloved pet slow down, seen their difficulty getting up, and looked on as they limped (especially after exercise and at night). So, it’s not surprising if your first instinct may be […]

Best People Food (Yes, People Food!) for Arthritic Dogs + 5 Natural Recipes

by Erin. Posted in Everyday Health, Food for Thought, Joint Health, Nutrition & Wellness, Uncategorized

  Who hasn’t heard the famous Hippocrates quote, “Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food”? Although we usually think of this as applying to us humans, it’s just as relevant for man’s best friend. And it especially holds true if your canine companion is suffering from arthritis. Here at TopDog Health, we […]

A Top Vet’s Top 3 Stretches for Arthritic Dogs

by Erin. Posted in Everyday Health, Joint Health, Nutrition & Wellness

If your dog is suffering from arthritis, you’re certainly not alone. Arthritis is one of the most common degenerative diseases I see in my canine patients. In fact, by the time a dog reaches 8 years of age, they have an 80% chance of having arthritis. So the burning questions I hear from my patient’s […]

The 12 Best (and 5 Worst) “People Foods” for Your Dog: Holiday Edition

by Erin. Posted in Everyday Health, Food for Thought, Nutrition & Wellness

The holidays are here, which means the season of wonderful times with family, friends, and food is upon us. Since our dogs are part of the family, it’s only natural to want to share the festivities (and the food) with them… and we say the more the merrier! Here at TopDog Health, we believe that […]

8 Ways Cold Weather Can Affect Your Dog: What to Watch For and How to Help.

by Erin. Posted in Everyday Health, Joint Health, Medicine, Nutrition & Wellness, Uncategorized

8 Ways Cold Weather Can Affect Your Dog and What to Watch For While it’s tempting to think your dog’s fur coat will provide everything they need to stay warm and safe this winter, they still need a little help from their human companions. As temperatures drop, certain risks increase for your dog. Here are […]

Is Cold Laser Therapy Right for Your Dog?

by Admin. Posted in Medicine, Rehabilitation

What if we told you there was an effective, non-invasive, drug-free, and relatively inexpensive way to treat joint issues like arthritis, tendon and ligament injuries, surgical wounds, and a host of other conditions in your dog… one that would cause them absolutely no pain and that they may even like? Enter Cold Laser Therapy. Although […]

How to Choose the Best Joint Supplement for Your Dog

by Admin. Posted in Joint Health

In recent years, with the explosion of Amazon and other large online retailers like Chewy, there has been a massive surge in the number of dog joint supplements marketed directly to consumers like yourself. It used to be that when you noticed a problem with your dog’s joints, you would simply go to your veterinarian. […]

7 Tips to Getting Your Dog to a Perfect Weight

by Dr. James St. Clair. Posted in Everyday Health, Food for Thought

Every day in my practice, I encounter overweight pets. And year after year, when these dogs and their owners return for their health and wellness check-up with me, these animals have never lost a pound – or in most cases, have gained even more weight. The majority of the time, the clients will look at […]

Acupuncture for Dogs: What you need to know

by Dr. James St. Clair. Posted in Medicine, Rehabilitation

Many people seek alternative methods for their pets and acupuncture tends to be a sought out therapy now more than ever. Acupuncture has been used in China for thousands of years to treat a number of conditions as well as to maintain overall health. Veterinary acupuncture started with treating horses over a thousand years ago […]