Category Archives: Off the Leash

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher provides pet advice and answers your questions.

The new normal?: When changes in behavior warrant a trip to the vet

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH As most of you know I’m slightly neurotic when it comes to my pets. I check them all the time, I subject them to…

The heart of the matter: Quick and easy heartworm prevention for your furry Valentine

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to talk about heartworm disease, because it is a day to celebrate hearts. Some of us have exciting…

Open wide: Why dental care is so important for your pet

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH So now that we have covered heart disease, we’re moving on to dental health. February is pet dental health month. Sure, dogs have stinky…

Matters of the heart

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH February is just a day away, and this month brings a lot of topics to write about. February is pet dental health month. While…

Weight just a minute…: Answering your questions about slimming down Rover

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH I know I said last week was the last article on weight for a while, but this week I’m answering some questions that have…

Dog on a diet: Exercise your will power and put away those treats

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH So this will be my last article on pet obesity for a little while (though if we’re being honest I can’t promise that!) I’m…

Weighty matters: Why keeping your pet’s weight down is so important

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH As you read my article last week about resolutions and pet exercise, I hope you got a vision in your head about me as…

Candy cane overload? Start the new year right, with a resolution for yourself and your pets

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH I think that most of my readers know by now that one of my favorite topics is pet weight loss. ONCE a year I…

To pee or not to pee: recognizing and treating urinary disorders

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH You know that feeling when you wake up in the middle of the night snuggled in your blankets and you have to pee? You…

Ho ho ho: Myth busting for the holidays

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH As we all gear up for holiday fun, I thought a MythBusters article was due. Now when Uncle George brings up dog myths at…