Doggie Alzheimer’s – Part Two

The pharmaceutical drug Anipryl (or generic selegiline) works to alter specific brain neurotransmitters. A standard treatment for Parkinson’s disease in people, it’s also been found to improve symptoms for some dogs with cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CDS). It’s estimated that 75% of treated dogs will show improvement in at least one clinical symptom within two months […]

Dogs Can Lose Golden Years – Alzheimer’s explained – Part One

Senility, or old dog syndrome, was once a familiar way to describe the family dog that was starting to resemble an elderly grandparent’s strange lapse of memory and bouts of curious behavior. In recent years, the odd forgetfulness plaguing our aging senior population is being followed with an alarming question – could this be Alzheimer’s […]

How I Treat Itchy Smelly Dog Ears – Part 2

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The microscopic presence of bacteria and yeast can easily be determined by taking a swab of the ear canal. Topical ear drops or ointments routinely prescribed are basically combo cocktails of antibiotics (to kill bacteria), antifungals (to kill yeast), and anti-inflammatory drugs like cortisone (necessary to dampen inflammation, stop the itch and reduce pain). I […]