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  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
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Ben was practically begging me to write a blog about him tonight as he attempted to stare me into taking him for a walk. I think Ben is the coolest dog I have ever met. We got him as a rescue over four year...
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  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
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Monday was a tough, sad day.  I euthanized Chloe, a dog that I had been taking care of for several months.  Chloe had lymphoma, but her owner had opted not to treat her.  Instead she made s...
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  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
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When we adopted our cat, Dexter, he was typical of pretty much every other stray kitten in the world.  He was cute (of course), and playful, but he was also snotty and sneezy, and unfortunately already...
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  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
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  There was a mangy fox in my backyard yesterday. And by mangy I mean bald, itchy and miserable looking.  My dogs were going bananas to get outside, and luckily for all involved the fox ran off...
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  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
When was the last time you reached for an aspirin? Was it this morning when yesterday’s workout was catching up to you?  Or was it for that knee pain that still haunts you from an old sport...
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  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
I was headed out for a walk tonight when I heard my neighbors frantically canvassing the neighborhood yelling for their beagle (once they start to follow their nose it is anyone’s guess where they cou...
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  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
Edgar came in to see me this past week.  Edgar is a 17-year-old orange tabby cat with a gentle nature and a loud motor.  His owner was concerned because he had lost quite a bit of weight in the ...
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  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
Some days it seems like every dog I see is positive for Lyme disease.  I work in a region of the country that has an abundance of ticks, and with ticks comes an abundance of Lyme disease.  I...
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  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
For the past week, I’ve been up to my elbows in vomiting and diarrhea (thanks to the corn cob fiasco) and so I thought now might be the time to write about gastroenteritis. I’m pretty...
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  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
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Did you know that September is disaster preparedness month?  Would you be prepared to evacuate in the case of a disaster?  Would you plan to take your pets with you? The aftermath of Hu...
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