Category Archives: Off the Leash

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

Fear Factor: Taking the stress out of vet visits for your pet

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallager OFF THE LEASH I wanted to take a moment and talk about the “Fear Free” movement in veterinary medicine and why it is so important. For instance,…

Back-to-school blues: Don’t forget to make time for your furry children too

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallager OFF THE LEASH So you parents and teachers (and kids) have a solid week or so back to school. This is the time when you start to…

Flea circus: Tips to keep your pet and home flea-free

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH So, last week I talked about flea prevention, and this week I’m going to talk about some flea facts. This one is a little…

Scratching the surface: A look at flea prevention and treatments

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH Fleas, fleas, fleas! Flea season is fully underway, though, believe it or not, it will get worse in a couple months. This is the…

Weighty matters: keeping your pets slim and healthy begins with you

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH How long can I go without doing an article about weight? Not terribly long. I was out with my dogs the other day, and…

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….