Does My Pet Have Arthritis?

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Allow me to introduce Melord, the malamute. He is my mom’s dog and he will be thirteen years old in March, 2015. The golden retriever is named Jake, and he is my friend Cathy’s dog. Jake will be ten years old in Dec, 2014. Both of these boys are in the old dogs club, basically meaning they have hit the nine year age group which puts them in the “older” dog category. Sadly, they now both suffer from arthritis which is common in dogs that are larger and heavier and yes they are both “big” boys! Certain breeds lend themselves to breed-specific problems. Newfoundland’s commonly suffer from cruciate ligament disease of all breeds. Knee and ankle concerns plague Rottweiler’s Elbow dysplasia is common in Bernese Mountain dogs. Think back over the life of your pet. They have likely led...

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Breast Cancer: The need to develop an Early Detection Plan

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Every October is an opportunity to share awareness of the disease of Breast Cancer. Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast.  Although most women have heard of breast cancer, many do not take the steps necessary to detect the disease in its early stages.  A lot of progress has been made to date with this disease, but there is still a long way to go. Did you know? 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime According to the National Cancer Institute, when detected early, in the localized stage, the 5-year survival rate is 98% What does an early detection plan involve? Symptoms & Signs Early warning signs of breast cancer may involve the discovery of a new lump or a change in the...

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Daily Wow 10-13-2014

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Women WOWs

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Women…We are meant to “Live Bold and Shine Brightly.” Here I share a host of “For women only” WOWs that promote this very...

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Health WOWs

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Health and the component parts of it are absolute WOWs for the woman who takes pride in her youthful longevity. Tips are shared...

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