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.

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

Can feeding a raw diet prevent fleas?

by Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM
Conventional flea products are known for serious side effects, such as seizures. Sadly, with almost every chemically based product, there are reports of fatalities. This is one reason why so many dog lovers look for safer natural alternatives, and why I often get this question: "Can feeding a raw, natural diet prevent fleas?"

How to Create A Happy Life By Listening to your dog

by Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM

Do you want to create a dream life with your dog?  It is possible! Read my 11-step recipe for getting the life you always wanted.

Laryngeal Paralysis in dogs

by Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM




Laryngeal paralysis can be one of the most distressing conditions for the affected dog and his or her guardian. 

How to recognize if your vet loves your dog and his job

by Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM

 

I often talk with you about choosing the right vets and other service providers and I know it sometimes is not easy. 

However, you can understand people really quickly by asking these two questions:

Why do you do what you do?
Do you have a dog? Tell me about him or her...

A Letter From Africa

by Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM

It feels very surreal to have been writing this for you in the middle of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania where my two sisters and I took our 80 year old mother to experience one of the most amazing places on this planet.

So far I have spent only a couple of days here in Serengeti and I have already seen an abundance of giraffes, hippos, elephants, antelopes, zebras, pigs, ostriches, and birds.