Pet Obesity: Shocking Statistics About the #1 Health Threat to Your Dog

by Dr. James St. Clair. Posted in Everyday Health, Nutrition & Wellness

It’s no secret that a healthy, balanced diet is one of the best ways for us humans to enjoy longer, happier lives. It’s also no secret that obesity amongst humans in the U.S. is on the rise. Despite being aware of the serious, potentially fatal health risks associated with overeating, poor food choices, and lack […]

Help Your Dog Beat the Heat: Top 10 Things You Should Know

by Dr. James St. Clair. Posted in Everyday Health

Summer is a wonderful time of year, bringing longer days, less stress, and more adventures. It also means soaring temperatures and sometimes unbearable heat. As much fun as this time of year can be, it also comes with challenges and potential danger for our furry friends. Here are 10 tips to help your dog beat […]

Be an Advocate for Your Dog’s Joints

by Dr. James St. Clair. Posted in Joint Health

It’s hard to overstate the importance of your dog’s joint health. Healthy joints are what allows your beloved pet to enjoy long walks, chase after balls, and play in the yard with your kids. So when it comes to this important issue, I’ll tell you right off the bat that it’s something you need to […]

Skin and Coat Health: Tips for the Shine

by Dr. James St. Clair. Posted in Nutrition & Wellness

A glossy coat and lustrous skin are some of the most recognized signs of a happy and healthy pup. Such dogs seem to emanate a glow from the inside out, shining from tip to tail. So, what to do if your dog’s skin and coat are lacking in luster? Here are our top tips to […]

The Top 5 Benefits of Swimming for Dogs

by Dr. James St. Clair. Posted in Everyday Health, Rehabilitation

Have you ever witnessed the pure joy of a lab belly-slamming into a lake after a tennis ball, a border collie cooling off in the ocean on a hot day, or a Newfoundland proudly saving his human companion from the backyard pool – even when they don’t actually need saving? Many dogs love to swim, […]

The 5 Reasons So Many Dogs Tear Their ACL

by Dr. James St. Clair. Posted in Joint Health

And What You Can Do to Help Prevent It Why is it that an ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) injury in dogs is the most common orthopedic injury of all veterinary medicine? Did nature not make this ligament strong enough in dogs? Is it simply due to bad breeding, or are there other factors in play here […]

The Top 5 Things to Know About Sleep and Your Dog

by Dr. James St. Clair. Posted in Everyday Health

As much as some humans may try to deny it (think “Sleep is for the weak” or “I’ll sleep when I’m dead”), a good night’s rest is as vital to our health as the air we breathe or the food we eat. We’ve all experienced the night and day difference between 8 hours of undisturbed […]

Insider Tips: Pain Management for Your Dog

by Dr. James St. Clair. Posted in Joint Health

How to Keep Your Pet Comfortable for Life This is a topic that I hold near and dear to my heart, and one that I hope will capture your attention because this is an extremely valuable concept that will have a direct impact on your dog’s quality of life. One thing is very clear to […]

The Top 5 Advantages of the Green Lipped Mussel vs. Fish Oil

by Dr. James St. Clair. Posted in Food for Thought, Nutrition & Wellness

Discovering the Best Omega-3 Source to Help Manage Your Dog’s Joint Pain Chances are you’ve heard of using fish oil as a supplement to support joint health. For years fish oils have been widely accepted as the most potent source of omega-3 fatty acids to naturally help with joint pain and inflammation in both humans […]

What happens to my pet when it eats people food?

by Dr. James St. Clair. Posted in Uncategorized

One of the concepts I come across frequently in my practice that amuses me to no end is pet owners’ perception that “people food” is bad for their dogs. In all honesty, the fact that this idea has managed to ingrain itself in almost everyone’s minds is downright perplexing to me. My clients, who I […]