About the author

Jennifer Dempsey

Dr. Jennifer Dempsey is a small animal veterinarian and freelance medical writer. She received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Central Florida and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) She has resided in the Orlando area since graduation and has gained years of experience helping cats and dogs live happier and longer lives. As a general practitioner, she has found client education to be one of the most important aspects of day to day life in veterinary medicine. Medical writing has helped her to connect with a larger audience and make sure that pet owners are fully aware of their loved one’s medical condition. She currently shares her home with two rescued mixed breed dogs named Primo and Morgan.


Atopica for Cats and Dogs: Know The Risk

By Jennifer Dempsey / January 10, 2019

As a doting pet parent, you go above and beyond to ensure your furry companion’s health and well-being. From making sure they are on the best diet possible to providing them with plenty of mental and physical stimulation, you try your best to do it all. That’s why it can be pretty upsetting when problems […]


Previcox: Know The Risks Beforehand

By Jennifer Dempsey / December 17, 2018

Recognizing that your beloved four-legged companion is in pain can be one of the worst feelings for a pet owner. You do all that you can to ensure your dog’s happiness and well-being. You make sure they get plenty of exercise and feed them the very best, species-appropriate diet. Fido has routine check-ups and you’re […]


Kidney Disease in Dogs: Know The Early Signs

By Jennifer Dempsey / December 10, 2018

  In this article we will cover everything pet parents should know about kidney disease in dogs. Whenever something is wrong with a vital organ, such as the kidney, it’s undoubtedly a scary situation. With that said, by being able to recognize the early signs of organ damage, pet parents can take the appropriate steps in getting […]


Mast Cell Tumor in Dogs: An Introductory Guide

By Jennifer Dempsey / November 14, 2018

Finding lumps and bumps on your perfect furry friend can be quite troubling for a dog owner. It’s hard to train our minds to not automatically think the worst. Yet, if you jumped on Google and typed in “lumps on dogs,” you’re probably already in a downward spiral of panic. This is going to sound […]


Can Cats Eat Peanut Butter?

By Jennifer Dempsey / October 16, 2018

We know that dogs love lapping up the delicious creamy treat, yet, many cat owners are uncertain whether or not their feline could also enjoy spoonfuls of peanut butter. Is it safe? Should peanut butter be apart of your feline’s diet? Are there any health benefits to know about? What about potential consequences? We all […]


Why Do Dogs Eat Cat Poop?

By Jennifer Dempsey / October 11, 2018

If you’re reading this article, chances are you just witnessed (wo)man’s best friend doing something pretty unpleasant… eating cat poop. While it certainly isn’t a conversation we love having, dogs eating poop is by no means a new trend and is something that should be discussed. In fact, it is so common that there are […]


Pumpkin for Cats: Enjoy The Benefits Year Round

By Jennifer Dempsey / October 8, 2018

It’s our favorite time of the year. The leaves are changing, the crisp fall air is finally getting cooler, and pumpkin is just about everywhere to be found. From a pumpkin spice latte to a bowl of pumpkin pasta and just about everything in between, it’s hard to not reap the benefits of the delicious […]


Phenobarbital for Dogs: A Definitive Guide

By Jennifer Dempsey / September 27, 2018

Your four-legged family member means the world to you. Trust us, we get it. At Honest Paws, we are all pet owners and animal lovers. Therefore, we know first hand how impossibly challenging it can be when something is wrong with (wo)man’s best friend. Even worse, is experiencing it right before your eyes and knowing […]


Dog Seizures: A Guide To Helping Your Pup

By Jennifer Dempsey / September 24, 2018

There are few things more heartbreaking than a dog owner witnessing their beloved furry companion have a seizure. It can leave you feeling helpless and terrified. What can you do? How can you comfort your pup during this time of distress? The good news is, while seizures are scary, they can be managed and even […]

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