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Dr. Ernie Ward

Pet Health

The dangers of pythiosis

New research warns dog parents to keep their paws out of warm ponds and lakes due to a haunting disease known as “swamp cancer.”
Pet Health

Natural dog food that helps surgery recovery

Most pets will experience procedures during their lives, and what they’re eating can have a big effect on how well they heal.
Dogs

Can dogs become depressed?

We don’t know exactly what our canine companions are thinking because they can’t answer our questions.
Pet Health

Fuel your pet’s brain with this simple recipe

The best way to keep your furry friend’s mind sharp is to provide healthy foods and regular aerobic activity.
Pet Care

Are non-shock training tools ok to use?

Punishment – whether it is directly physical or something hands-off like noise – is never a good tool to train a pet.
Dogs

Can charcoal ashes make my dog sick?

With cookout season in full swing, one concerned pet parent wrote in asking if grilling charcoal is safe for dogs. Here's our advice.
Pet Health

Everything you need to know about the dog flu outbreak

The canine respiratory virus, H3N2 is not known to be contagious to humans, but cats have been proven to be at risk for contracting the respiratory infection.
Pet Care

5 tips to keep your pet safe this summer

Summer means warm weather, blue skies and cool breezes – it’s also a time our pets face significant health threats.