Category Archives: Off the Leash

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

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…

Summer Safety: How to keep your pets happy and healthy this summer

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH Summertime is here, depending on the day. Last week I was mowing my lawn and caught a driveway stone. The mower flung it into…

Scratching the surface: Allergies may be the cause, and early intervention is the best treatment

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH The last week I have been dragging my feet about putting my contacts in every morning. Why? My eyes are red and itchy. My…

Ask Dr. Anna: Chow Edition

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH Why do cats have rough tongues and dogs have smooth tongues? Cats groom themselves religiously, so their tongues are rough for better grooming. Their…

Rain, rain, go away: Indoor games to keep your pets entertained on rainy days

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH April showers bring May flowers, but what do May showers bring? Grumpy pets. At least, this is the experience in my house currently. Sure,…

Getting to ‘good dog’: Training tips to make life easier and safer for you and your dog

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH In my previous article I promised you that I would talk a little bit about dog training. Well-trained dogs make walking (and life!) more…

Thinking inside the box: Litter box basics for cat owners

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH Now that spring is here, I have had chances to “find” all the dog poop from this winter in my yard. As I was…

Dog Petiquette: Dogs can be friendly… within limits

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH It is finally that time of year again! The darkness, cold and ice have dissipated. While I spent the winter seeing mostly the same…

A Vet’s Life: When My Pain Is My Patients’ Gain

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH In this article we are going to get a little bit personal. Not quite telling you the color of my underwear personal, but close….