Old Dogs and Magnesium

Two weeks ago, we saw a 10 year dog that had been having seizures for several days. There are several things which can cause seizures in older dogs. In my experience, the most common is a functional deficiency of magnesium. Estimates are that approximately 30% of the...

SSKI- An Old Drug Reconsidered

SSKI(super saturated potassium iodide) is an old drug that has been largely forgotten over the years. In the early 20th century, it was the medication most commonly prescribed by physicians. A medical maxim from that time gives some idea how commonly it was used-...

The First Day of Fall- Winter is Coming

As I was feeding the horses this morning, I noticed they were beginning to get their winter coats. Right on schedule as this is the first day of fall. The transition from summer to winter is a slow process that takes several weeks. Outwardly it is apparent as the hair...

Your Dog Needs a Job

Many behaviorists and trainers recommend that high energy dogs have a “job”. Finding a “job” for most dogs is challenging as most require advanced training and are not really open to pet dogs. My dogs have several jobs. The one I would like to...