Melatonin for dogs? You are probably familiar with melatonin as a common over-the-counter sleep aid. It’s used in humans with sleep-wake disturbances or to help a traveler adjust from jet lag after a trip. This incredible hormone also has benefits for our canine friends for a variety of conditions.
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When I think of laryngeal paralysis in dogs, I think of Charlie—a good-natured black Labrador Retriever who had been my patient for many years.
I think about a complex syndrome in senior dogs called Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis Polyneuropathy or “GOLPP.” While it had not been fully characterized nor named when Charlie was alive, in retrospect, I’m sure GOLPP most accurately represents his condition.
And I think about the three boxes of tissues I went through the night we lost Charlie because of this disease.
Are you struggling to know when to say goodbye to your dog? Most likely, your canine companion has been by your side through the joys and sorrows of life. He or she has been steadfast in their loyalty and love. You’ve walked life’s path together—both literally and figuratively. Making the decision to let your terminally ill grey-muzzled companion go may seem unbearable. Dog euthanasia is not an easy topic to broach. But comfort, hope, and help are here.
Preventing Dog Falls: A Dog Mom’s Small But Mighty Discovery When Jess, a conscientious mom of an 11-year-old Lab mix, noticed her aging dog beginning to slip on stairs and hardwood floors, she knew there had to be a solution to preventing dangerous dog falls. Rather than risk an accident, Jess took action to help […]
Are you searching for ways to relieve arthritis pain in your dog?
Hope and help are here. In this ultimate guide to relieving arthritis pain in dogs you’ll find a comprehensive overview of treatments including pain relief medications, exercise, diet management, and alternative medicine. Ultimately, the goal is excellent quality of life and good mobility with minimal pain for your dog.