Five types of mushrooms toxic to pets

This is a great article from dvm360.com and while it goes into a lot of detail regarding clinical signs, I wanted to share it simply because most of us don’t think twice if we are out for a walk and our dog gobbles up some mushrooms in the grass.  Just be careful and know it’s […]

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Which Dog Breeds Live the Longest?

Six-year-old Tommy stood with his parents in the veterinary office while spending the last few moments with his beloved dog who had been battling cancer. His parents observed him wondering if he understood what was about to happen. His dog passed away peacefully and everyone conversed about how humans usually outlive their pets.  Tommy looked […]

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5 Diseases Dogs Can Pass on to Their Owners

We all love our dogs and they are considered part of the family!  Unfortunately, if we’re not careful we can get more than love from our dogs.   Because dogs can transmit various conditions and diseases to humans, you should be aware of the risks before sharing ice cream cones and sloppy kisses with your furry friend. […]

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Emergency First Aid for your Pet

Emergency First Aid for your Pet GENERAL TIPS Always have a list of emergency numbers available. When calling for veterinary assistance, describe what has happened, give your name, telephone number, the animals name, breed, age, and do not hang up until the other party is off the line, in case they wish to clarify information […]

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About that Sore Spot

About that Sore Spot Pets with sores and skin irritation are not so happy.  Here’s what to do when spot a sore.  Sores on the skin can range from small pimple-like bumps to large raw wounds.  Most minor sores clear up within a few days, but larger or deeper sores can be painful and may […]

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6 Ways to Tell Your Cat Feels Like Part of the Family

CATS.  They’re known for their indifference, their independence and their solidarity. But despite however solitary you think your cat might be, you had better believe she has her ways of showing you that she loves and needs you.  It just might be hard to tell sometimes.  Keep on the lookout for these telltale signs that […]

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The Fatal Epidemic Of Animal Care Workers That No One Is Talking About

The Fatal Epidemic Of Animal Care Workers That No One Is Talking About Author:  Regina Lizik   In September of 2014, 48-year-old veterinary behaviorist and best-selling author Dr. Sophia Yin died of suicide. Dr. Yin was a trailblazer in the dog training community. She wrote books, created instructional videos, and developed tools for positive reinforcement training.  In […]

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10 of the most toxic foods for pets

We all know dogs love to eat! And some cats too! And who can resist those big brown eyes and grin staring at you? While most food may seem harmless and perfectly fine for us to eat, some can be toxic to your pet. In fact, there’s a lot of “people food” your dog should […]

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Osteoarthritis in your pet

As a veterinarian, I thought it may be helpful to incorporate some weekly veterinary related information/tips into my page. After all, if we’re worried about our own health and fitness then we should be worried about our pets’ health and fitness too. So here goes! Any feedback is appreciated. Let me know what you guys […]

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