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Are You Wasting Money at the Vet?

Veterinary care sure is expensive, isn’t it? And it’s even more so when we sabotage our own pet’s care. Think that sounds crazy? You figure...
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Dog Bites: What You Should Do

When he got bitten by a dog who had jumped out of a car in a shopping plaza parking lot, at least family medicine...
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How To Make the Most of COVID-Restricted Vet Visits

More than a year into living under the cloud of a worldwide pandemic, we’re all still dealing with lifestyle changes to stay safe. For...
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All About Dog Allergies

There are few things that make dogs (and their veterinarians) tear their hair out like skin allergies. Skin conditions are the top cause for veterinary visits in the United States, and most of those...
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How To Properly Pick Up Your Dog

Imagine living in a world where you are surrounded and controlled by creatures who are 10, 20, even 30 times your size. Now imagine that from time to time, without warning, one of those...
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Tempting Treats

A couple of months ago, I was in the house, gathering stuff to take with me and the dogs on a hike: Bait bag for training treats, the treats themselves, collars and leashes, and poop...
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Can Dogs Eat Strawberries?

Strawberry season will soon be here again. Fresh, sweet and juicy, the berries are perfect plain, in pies, smoothies and homemade ice creams. They’re loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that give...
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5 Tips for Introducing a New Puppy to your Dog

"Sheesh, I thought my dog would love having a new friend, but he is being so mean to the new little puppy!”I hear this all the time from shocked owners. But what’s surprising to...
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Spay Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is the lack of full, voluntary control over the passage of urine. It results from failure of the bladder and/or urethra (the outlet from the bladder) to contain urine as the bladder...
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Dog Tear Stains: What You Should Know

It’s frustrating to see rusty brown tear stains on your dog’s beautiful face. With so many tear-stain-removing products for sale in the pet supply stores, you may be tempted to buy one. But if...
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Reactive Dog Behavior

Reactivity is a commonly used term in the dog behavior and training world, but it’s frowned upon by some in our profession because it’s a somewhat nebulous behavioral descriptor. The word “reactive” gets used...

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Food and Friends

My friend Leonora owns my dog Woody’s best friend, tiny Samson. Woody and Samson are the exact same age, and both are...