Everyday Health


Your Top 5 Questions About Arthritis Answered

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

              If your dog is suffering from arthritis, you are probably aware that there is a lot of information out there. A quick Google search for “arthritis in dogs” produces a whopping 63 million results in under a second! This is no surprise, as dog arthritis is one of the […]

Pet Proofing Your House For Arthritic Dogs

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

The carefree run that becomes a slow shuffle… the defeated look at the bottom of the stairs… the deep groans when settling into bed… the signs of arthritis in an older dog are enough to tug at any loving pet parent’s heart. It can be easy to feel helpless as you observe the things your […]

How to Keep Your Senior Dog Cool in the Summer Heat + Pupsicle Recipe

by Dr. James St. Clair. Posted in Everyday Health, Food for Thought, Joint Health, Nutrition & Wellness, Uncategorized

How to Keep Your Senior Dog Cool in the Summer Heat + Pupsicle Recipe Summer is here, the mercury is rising, and your old dog is definitely feeling it. When it’s hot outside, it’s especially important to protect senior pets from soaring temperatures. Older dogs have special needs, and as they age, they become more […]

5 Summer Activities That Help Combat Your Dog’s Joint Pain

by Dr. James St. Clair. Posted in Everyday Health, Food for Thought, Joint Health, Nutrition & Wellness, Rehabilitation, Uncategorized

5 Summer Activities That Help Combat Your Dog’s Joint Pain Think your arthritic dog can’t enjoy some summer fun in the sun? Think again! In fact, there are several summer activities that can actually help your dog’s joint pain. When it comes to exercising an arthritic dog, the key word to keep in mind is balance. […]

Tick-Borne Diseases That Destroy Joints: How to Protect Your Dog

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

  Tick-Borne Diseases That Destroy Joints: How to Protect Your Dog Spring is in full swing, which means warmer weather, longer days, and more outdoor adventures with your pup. It also means tick season is upon us. Most conscientious dog owners will give their pup a once-over for ticks after a trail run or a […]

How to Help Your Dog’s Joints with Heat Alone + DIY Heating Pad

by Erin. Posted in Everyday Health, Food for Thought, Joint Health, Medicine, Rehabilitation, Surgery

How to Help Your Dog’s Joints with Heat Alone + DIY Heating Pad As a veterinarian, I often hear the same question from pet parents who are wondering how to best help their dog suffering from sore joints: “Should I use ice or heat?” So I decided to clear things up once and for all. […]

6 Steps to Add 1-2 Years to Your Elderly Dog’s Life

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

If you look on Google for advice about keeping senior dogs healthy, you’ll see that one of the most common questions people search for is “How to make my dog live forever.” This is proof that indeed, most every pet parent harbors a fantasy that their beloved pup will never leave them. While we haven’t […]

Why You Need Pet Insurance: Insider Info from a Veterinarian

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

Why You Need Pet Insurance: Insider Info from a Veterinarian Whenever the subject of pet insurance comes up with one of my clients, the question they’re most likely to ask is: “Is pet insurance worth it?” Every time, with every client, my answer is always a resounding “absolutely.” Usually my clients will then express concerns […]

Go Green with the Green Lipped Mussel: The Ultimate All-Natural Joint Supplement for Your Dog

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

If you’re not yet familiar with the green lipped mussel, its very name may conjure up all sorts of questions: “Mussels have lips?” “Why are they green…?” But we’re confident that the more you get to know these small but mighty mollusks, the more you’ll come to love them. If you’ve got a dog suffering […]

Caring for Your Dog After Orthopedic Surgery: What Your Vet’s Not Telling You

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

If you know anything about me, you know that client education is a topic that I am extremely passionate about. If you do not know me, then hold onto your britches because this ride is going to get a little bumpy. First off, let me say that I love my profession and I love the […]