Endurapet Blog

Options For Hip Dysplasia Outside The Natural Methods

Treatment options for dogs with hip dysplasia range from invasive surgery to conservative management. Invasive treatments, such as surgery, will require diligent monitoring and could involve a long recovery time. However, conservative management takes time as well, so dedication will be essential, regardless of your decision. Your veterinarian should be a rich source of information while you are evaluating options. Ask a lot of questions, and ask them again if you need to. After all, you are your dog's best advocate and this is a big decision! Surgical Options   Triple Pelvic Osteotomy (TPO): Performed in dogs under 1 year old with documented hip socket depth but no active symptoms. This is an extensive surgery, but has been very effective,...

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A Stockingful of Free Downloads for Pet Lovers

We thought that this might be a good time of year to share our collection of links to free downloadable print resources for pet lovers! Find a few for your own stocking, and a few to share with others who might benefit from the information.Our sincere Thanks to all our customers and supporters for this past year, and Best Wishes to all for the coming New Year! Free Pet Downloads New Pets Before you get your Puppy   Dr. Ian Dunbar, 104pp Pet Meets Baby   American Humane Association, A Guide for Bringing Children Home to Pets, 32pp Basic Manners for the Family Dog   Jess Rollins, 34pp Dogs and Children - a guide to staying safe  RSPCA, 6pp  (also see here for...

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Nosing Around – A Closer Look at your Pet's Nose

As the weather becomes colder, changes in temperature and humidity may be affecting your cat’s or dog’s nose. Let’s take a look at what you can do at home to care for the nose of your furry friends! Thanks to Theresa R. for this pic of Oliver! In both cats and dogs, a nose that is cool and moist is commonly thought to be an indicator of general well-being, but this is not necessarily always correct. While most pets do typically have relatively cool and moist noses -most of the time- some individuals tend to have comparatively warmer, drier noses, and this need not be cause for concern in itself. You may have a dry nose cat, or a dry...

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Have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving!

Just a reminder that many common Thanksgiving foods are not for pets... However, some Thanksgiving staples are OK to share in moderation, to a healthy animal:- Cooked Turkey Breast- Cooked Sweet Potatoes - Canned Pumpkin- Raw or Steamed VeggiesPlease keep in mind:- Portion Control! Do not overfeed your pets.- Avoid any significant departures from your pet’s usual diet. - Restrict the carbohydrates, particularly for the cats.- Do Not leave food unattended on tables or counters, secure or remove trash immediately Just in case, be sure to keep this number handy!PET POISON HELPLINE: 855-764-7661 ($39.00 per incident includes initial consultation and follow-up calls)Hotline staff are available to help with every poisoned pet, with all types of poisonings, 24-hours a day. The...

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Yoga with Nic and Pancho: You're welcome.

Pancho the Chihuahua and his human companion Nic are here to help us relax through gentle yoga. Enjoy!    (For even more chill in your pet's day, try Calming Plus!)

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