Category Archives: Off the Leash

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

Pearly whites: Why dental care for your pets is so important

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH There are some topics I like more than others, which means you get to read about them more often. One of these topics is…

One size fits all…not: Think twice before leaving a living gift under the tree

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH So, as some of us start our holiday shopping around now, some have finished, and some will start in about two weeks. I fall…

Walking in a winter wonderland: Don’t let the cold weather keep you and your dog inside this winter

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH Several days have gone by where I haven’t seen my horse or walked my dogs in daylight. With such reduced daylight hours my plans…

Turkey trauma: Keeping pets safe on feast day

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH Thanksgiving is coming! We know this because there are now Christmas decorations in the stores; the typical harbinger of the next holiday. I typically…

Petiquette at the park: Things you should know before heading out to the dog park: Part two

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH So, this week we are continuing on the “things to think about before the dog park” theme. Last week, I went over why it…

Petiquette at the park: Things you should know before heading out to the dog park: Part one

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH With a new dog park in town and a second opening soon, I thought this would be a good time to talk about some…

Fall Follies

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH So, while I love the weather lately, I find myself running around trying to get my walk finished by the time it is dark….

Tricks and treats: Tips to keep Halloween safe for your pet

Dr. Anna Duntong-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH So far this year, my dog has had to wear three Halloween costumes simply for my entertainment. In case you were wondering: No, dogs…

Fall falacies: Debunking some myths about autumn pests

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH That time of year has arrived! Cool evenings, beautiful leaves, fleas trying to get into your house and hungry ticks. I never said that…

Change happens: Tips to help your pet adapt

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH I make changes to my medication and anesthesia protocols constantly. I read up on new medications, new ways to treat things and new ways…