Category Archives: Off the Leash

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

Rain, rain, go away…: Indoor activities can keep pets active and entertained

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH There seems to be a rule these last couple weeks that it rains when I am out of work and is sunny while I’m…

Pet preparedness: How to keep your four-footed family members safe during an emergency

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH I was recently watching some footage from the hurricanes last year, hearing statistics about the number of pets lost and thinking about disasters and…

Say it ain’t so: Don’t believe everything you hear when it comes to your pets

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH Every once in a while I get a drive to do a mythbusters article. Usually, as with this time, the urge is brought on…

Diabetes: What to look for and how to treat it

By Anna Dunton-Gallagher Off the leash Lately I have been dealing a lot with the not-so-sweet side of too much blood sugar. Otherwise known as diabetes, excess blood glucose causes…

Dog Days of Summer

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH How hot is too hot to leave my dog in the car? This is a hard question, because every dog has different comfort levels….

BOOM! Fireworks and cookouts can spell trouble for your pets

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH Fourth of July is a holiday many people look forward to, and many people continue it into the weekend. We look forward to cookouts,…

Dreamland: Care and monitoring keep your pet safe during anesthesia

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH This week’s article is a follow-up to last week’s introduction to anesthesia. In that article I talked about the steps leading up to anesthesia,…

Anesthesia ABCs: What to expect when your pet needs surgery or dental work

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH Time and time again I hear reasons why people don’t want to have a dental cleaning/lump removed, etc. Sometimes this is cost-associated, but one…

Look before you leap: Some important things to consider before committing to pet ownership

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH So, it will not come as a shock to you that my pets are just about my favorite things in the world. They keep…

Travel tips: Things to remember to keep vacations relaxing for you and your pets

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH Schools are getting out shortly, and people are planning or leaving on their summer vacations. I am a hopeless traveler and typically prefer to…