A friend of mine who has a two year old Golden Retriever named Squirt called me the other day with a question.  Her vet had diagnosed Squirt with food allergies, and she wanted to better understand w...
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Yesterday, I shared some training tips for conditioning your pet to tolerate vet visits. Today, I am going to offer advice for getting your pup used to being muzzled. During the physical exam, your vet ma...
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You just got a new dog and you’re excited!  You've already been to the store (at least twice), to pick up a new collar, leash, food, toys, treats – all of the accouterments! Now it’...
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September 23rd through the 29th is Carbon Monoxide Awareness week for our friends across the pond in the United Kingdom.  While we don’t have a similar week designated for this “silent ki...
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In a previous blog, we discussed the potentially serious condition of dehydration, which can be caused by a number of factors. Today, I am going to talk to you about diagnosing dehydration and what you ca...
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I received a phone call from my cousin the other day regarding his seven-year-old dog, Cotton.  Cotton had been suffering from a bout of diarrhea, and my cousin was getting a little worried....
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Veterinary medicine is always advancing, taking cues from human medicine through the years.  Better diagnostics and medicines contribute to our pet’s health and can allow them to enjoy comfort ...
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There are some situations that just turn our pets into a bundle of nerves.  For my dog Katie, it was thunderstorms.  For others, it strangers, or fireworks, or fear of other animals.  When ...
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Chemotherapy.  Just the word alone may conjure up negative images.  Nausea, weakness, and balding are all common side effects from chemotherapy in human medicine, but animals respond differently...
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Distichiasis is the term used to describe abnormal eyelash growth.  It is a common health condition in dogs, but rare in cats. Pets with distichiasis have eyelashes that grow from the wrong place.&nb...
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