Microbiome Why does dog gut health matter? Like humans, scientists are finding more and more evidence about the link between a healthy gut and a healthy animal. The Innovative Veterinary Care Journal defines the microbiome as “the collection of the living microorganisms inhabiting the gastrointestinal tract.” These microorganisms function as wholistic helpers that contribute to … Continue reading Cushing’s and the Science of the Gut
When your veterinary professional confirms Cushing’s Disease in your beloved pet, it’s easy for your heart to sink and worry about the life your pet can lead. While Cushing’s is not a curable disease, it is very possible for a dog to live a long life by managing Cushing’s disease symptoms with treatment and lifestyle … Continue reading Help Your Cushing’s Dog Live Their Best Life
Probiotics for Dogs: What and Why Microbiome, probiotics…these buzz words aren’t just for health nuts and fitness pros. Veterinarians are beginning to recognize the importance of gut health for dogs and how it can lead to overall wellness for your pet. Amid the power salad recipes, Cooking Light magazine recently highlighted the trending topic in … Continue reading Should Dogs Take Probiotics?
Is there a Cushing’s cure? The condition known as Cushing’s disease presents itself in a range of symptoms that can be difficult to diagnose. Once developed, can the disease ever be cured or can you only manage the symptoms? Let’s explore this complex question. Cushing’s Disease Cushing’s disease is caused by an overproduction of corticosteroids … Continue reading Can Cushing’s Be Cured?
Though there’s no clear reason as to why in some dog breeds Cushings Disease is more likely to develop, the evidence is clear. Some breeds are more prone to experience hyperadrenocorticism (another way to say Cushing’s). Dogs with the likelihood of Cushing’s disease range from large to small, with no clear distinction between breeds. Vets … Continue reading Which Dog Breeds Are More Likely To Develop Cushing’s Disease?