Best Ways to Prevent Your Allergies on Vacation

For many of us, the best time of year to take a vacation is also the best time to catch a big whiff of pollen and get sidelined with a super-sized sneezing fit.  If you or a family member has allergies, whether seasonal, animal, dust or food-related, it’s a good idea to work them into … Read More

5 Healthy Habits You Can Learn From Your Dog

Instead of just wishing you had a dog’s life, why not pick up some of your pet’s healthy habits, says Emma Raizman, MD, a pediatrician at Cleveland Clinic Children’s. Start with these five tips. [tn3 origin=”album” ids=”633″ transitions=”default” responsive=”1″]

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Gift Idea: Puppy or Kitten?

It’s the holiday season. Your son is begging you for a puppy and your daughter tells you she wants a kitten all her own. They swear they will take care of the new dog or cat. Though it’s tempting to want to be Super Mom or Dad and swoop in with a new fuzzy, four-legged friend, there … Read More

How to Approach a Dog (Video)

They’re man’s best friend, but dogs are not always approachable, especially if they are unfamiliar with you. Emma Raizman, MD is a pediatrician at Cleveland Clinic’s Children’s Hospital. She says the safe way to approach an unfamiliar dog is slowly, with your palm up. “When you come up to a dog and bend over it … Read More

DNA for Dogs

In my last blog post, I talked about personal genomic testing for people. It turns out these tests are also available for man’s best friend, as my family found out after welcoming a new puppy into our home a few months ago. The idea behind the test is the same, too. Using a fairly simple … Read More