Obesity in dogs Three-year-old Blessy is obese and diabetic. Thanks to the Labrador Retriever’s sedentary lifestyle, she is likely to suffer from arthritis as well. Blessy is one of the many pet dogs in the city vulnerable to a host of lifestyle diseases owing to lack of exercise, restricted […]
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The medicalization, decriminalization, and inevitable legalization of marijuana has turned the corner in America. I am the past chairperson of the board of directors of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, based in Washington, D.C. for the past 50 years. Our offices are on H Street, […]
Nikki Burdine: We are joined by Dr.Staci Cannon with Metro Animal Care and Control, and we are talking about joint pain with your pets. What do we need to know? Dr. Staci Cannon: That’s a great question. So with our dogs, dogs and cats can both have issues with […]
If your joints are stiff and achy, inactivity will only make things worse. Brisk walking builds strength, burns calories and supports joint health. After the winter we had, many of us are eager to put a little spring in our steps. Others, not so much. The prospect of increased […]
Just an hour’s brisk walking a week could prevent arthritis-related disability. [Photo: Getty] Arthritis is a condition which affects more than 10 million people in the UK. However, less than 10 minutes of daily exercise could be enough to prevent the condition leading to a disability, according to new […]
Dogs can suffer from knee problems just like humans, and just like with us, these problems can seriously affect their quality of life. Knowing what are the most common knee problems in dogs and how to spot them can help you react quickly and ensure better recovery for your […]
See all 9 images THERE’S gold in our hills and glens. Liquid gold, that is. As we reported last weekend, Scotland ‘s forests are brimming with birch sap – a trendy new "superfood" being marketed as a refreshing health drink. If you believe the hype, it can cleanse livers, […]
Lyme disease is a severe infection caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi which is carried by ticks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that there are nearly 30,000 cases of Lyme disease each year. However, many cases remain undiagnosed and unreported, so the numbers could reach 300,000. […]
Eating plenty of fish has long been associated with health benefits like a lower risk of heart disease, cancer, and age-related memory problems. Now research suggests that loading up on fish may help people with gout slash their risk of a flare. The study, published in the journal Arthritis […]