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Heartworm Prevention for Dogs with Food Allergies

Did you know that there are unflavored monthly heartworm preventative chews?

Canine Stem Cell Therapy

At this time last year I didn’t know stem cell therapy for animals was a thing. While searching for a job where I could...

Ringworm Isn’t Either

Ringworm is not a worm. Nor is it always ring-shaped. This misnomer of a term derived from an early inaccurate belief that the infection...

Behavioral Probiotics

The gut’s primary job is complicated and critical – extracting nutrients from food and moving waste products out of the body – it’s a...

Does Your Dog Have a Mold Allergy?

One of the most common skin diseases that develop in dogs is atopic dermatitis. Most of these cases are caused by allergies...

Don’t Wait to Help Your Dog Lose Weight

In 2013, the American Medical Association defined obesity in humans as a disease. The veterinary medical profession is also pushing to have obesity in...

Be Prepared For Any Canine Medical Emergency

Tico came running in from the backyard shaking his head. I noticed something was flying off him and I calmly wondered what he was...

Tooth Root Resorption

There are many possible causes of dental disease in dogs including plaque accumulation, tooth trauma, genetic predispositions, cavities, and cancerous conditions. In recent years,...

To Neuter, or Not to Neuter Your Dog: That is the Question

There are any number of third-rail topics that occasionally electrify the conversationally unwary dog owner: Grains or grain-free? Dewclaw removal, cropped ears and tails,...

Canine Ulcers: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatments

Gastric ulcers can be a pain – causing indigestion, reflux, and discomfort. But did you know that your canine friend can also develop this...

Pain’s Effect on Behavior

Behavior problems such as anxiety or aggression are commonly diagnosed in pet dogs, and, as many dog owners have discovered, can be quite challenging...

Warning Signs Before Starting Canine Massage Therapy

When you contact a massage practitioner about your dog, one of the first questions she should ask you is whether and when your dog...

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A Diagnosis for Foster Puppy Coco’s Strange Gait

Since I last wrote about Coco, the little dog with the strange gait (her front feet move normally, but she can only...

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Four alumni of our local shelter. Grateful that all my friends adopt from the Northwest SPCA ...

“He’s big and warm and makes me feel safe.” ...

It’s a little chilly in my office this morning. Good to have a cuddle buddy. ...

New day, new band, new album cover ...

Getting the band back together ...

The Nut Wizard! Thanks to the readers who suggested this! https://www.whole-dog-journal.com/blog/acorns-can-pose-a-danger-to-dogs/ ...

Coco is doing aridealong with my friend’s GWP, Luke. That’s a couple of great faces. ...

Her DNA test results are back... any guesses? Wisdom Panel says 40% American Staffordshire Terrier, 38% Weimaraner, 15% Labrador. I admit I did not expect AmStaff in such a little pinhead. Well, as my brother-in-law said, 100% cute! ...

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Samson doesn’t enjoy temps below 70. ...

Vet visit for Miss Coco; Woody tagging along as canine security blanket. (OMG, you guys, a vet who will let us come into the clinic! I am so excited!) ...