Category Archives: Off the Leash

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

More straight poop — Q & A

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH Whenever my dog has something different happen he gets diarrhea. This can be workers at the house, or when he goes to board. What…

The straight poop on digestive disorders

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH It goes into their mouth as kibble, treats or a weird gelatin meat pâté, and comes out as feces. Typically, we don’t think too…

Hot dog! Keeping your best friend safe in the heat

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH I will admit it — I’ve stopped checking the weather. I can’t handle the letdown anymore. If it is sunny, I know it is…

MythBusters, internet Edition:

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH One of my clients recently asked me a question that prompted me to do another MythBusters Pet Editions. The truth is that the easiest…

Tell Me Where It Hurts: Pain in Pets

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH So, I recently wrote an article on identifying and preventing surgical pain in my patients, but did you know that most of the pain…

Big Bang Fixes: Helping Storm Phobias

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH So we made it through the 4th of July, was it uneventful for your pets? If the fireworks bothered them, it is time to…

Getting away from it all: Tips to make vacations enjoyable for your pets, whether you take them along or leave them at home

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH School’s out and summer vacation has started. I enjoy not venturing far from my house during time off, but this is the time of…

Boom-proofing: Taking the stress out of Independence Day for your pets

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH July 4th means a lot of different things to many people, but what it typically boils down to is BBQs with friends and fireworks….

Ask Dr. Anna: Hot Topics

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH Q: When it gets hot, my dog doesn’t drink any more water and his urine gets very dark. He is a picky eater, so…

Pee problems

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH So much rain this past month is the perfect segue into talking about urination. I know, it is terrifying sometimes to get a glimpse…