Category Archives: Off the Leash

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

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…

The heat is on: tips to help your pets enjoy the summer

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH Though it is barely June, it is already time to write a summer heat article. My heat-loving dogs think their dreams have come true,…

Memorial Day: Remember veterans but don’t forget pet safety

Dr. Anna Dunton Gallagher OFF THE LEASH Memorial Day is a lot of things to a lot of people. In addition to remembering those who gave their lives, it is…

Play time Petiquette: A few rules to keep Fido out of the doghouse

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH It is that time of year again. The time when I go from seeing the same handful of people walking on trails with me…

An ounce of prevention: Summer brings sun, fun…and parasites

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH As we transition out of spring and into summer, sort of, I’m going to introduce some summer concepts. You may not be feeling like…

Scratching the surface: Finding the cause is key to treating your pet’s allergies

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH I keep saying this every year, but this year seems like the worst allergy spring I can remember. It is quite possible that, like…

Crazy Cat: Channeling that spring fever behavior into playtime can keep your cat healthy, happy and slim

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher Off The Leash I have talked a little bit about indoor-cat play time lately, but two things prompted me to delve into it further. First, I have…

April Showers: keeping active on rainy days

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH The snow melted, the mud somewhat dried up leaving a couple days of beautiful Spring dog walking. Then the rain came. I am writing…

To pee or not to pee: Common urinary issues need to be addressed to keep your pet healthy

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH It’s hot, it’s cold, it’s windy, it’s snowy, it’s raining, it’s sunny — and in my world, this is all translating to a lot…