Why do dogs eat dirt and what you can do about it

by Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM
Is dirt-eating a sign of indigestion, toxicity or boredom? Do you often wonder if their is something missing in your dog's diet? Find my 6-step holistic program to stop dogs from eating dirt.

Holistic Treatment of Hypothyroidism in Dogs

by Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM
If you landed on this page,  you are likely looking for answers about how to treat, prevent and understand canine hypothyroidism. My goal today is to shed new light at some “less acknowledged” causes of hypothyroidism and provide you with some tools for how to prevent and treat this condition.

Are Carrots Good for Your Dog?

by Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM
Carrots! The healthy vegetable archetype! How could anyone think that they would not be ideal for dogs? I thought the same until dogs, who are my patients, taught me a little more about this delicious, beautifully colored vegetable.

How can dogs teach us to be healthier and save the environment

by Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM
If you are wondering if this article’s title is a typo, it is not. My plan today is to share with you a few thoughts on how dogs can help us solve environmental issues and health care.

Is there something wrong when dogs eat grass?

by Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM
People often wonder if it is normal for their dog to eat grass. They often associate grass-eating with digestive problems or another disease, but in most cases,

Why some vets still sell processed food and speak against raw diet

by Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM

When I am in a dog park or on the street and see a dog, it only takes two seconds for me to recognize a kibble fed dog from the one that eats raw or cooked wholesome food. I often catch myself struggling between...

Why I feel strongly about ear cropping

by Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM
Once in a while, I happen to be in the eye of a storm, especially when touching on the subject of ear cropping, tail docking, neutering, and spaying. Today, I want to clarify

10 things you should know about vitamins for dogs

by Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM
Most people are unaware that unless marked otherwise, vitamins are made chemically from crude oil and coal. They are a mock version of true food based vitamins.  Choosing the right vitamins can make a huge difference to your dog's health and longevity.

Choke, prong and shock collars can irreversibly damage your dog.

by Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM
My plan here is to share with you why I believe that collar injuries make dogs sick and what the alternatives are.

What flea products are the safest—orals, spot-ons, or washes?

by Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about the damaging effects of conventional flea products. Today, I would like to answer the questions about the methods of flea product administration and its safety. Most people agree that the more natural and non-toxic a flea product is, the better. However, you can increase your dog's safety by paying attention to