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Prevent Dog Ear Infections by Cleaning Your Dog’s Ears

As a small-animal veterinarian, I see dogs for “check ears” appointments daily. Ear problems are common in dogs – the basic anatomy of the...
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Gabapentin For Dogs: What You Should Know

Gabapentin is a medication that veterinarians are prescribing with increasing frequency, sometimes alone but more commonly in combination with other medications, for the management...
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What Are the Treatment Options For Dogs With Mast Cell Tumors?

Mast cell tumors (MCTs) are the most common form of malignant skin cancer in dogs, accounting for approximately 7% to 21% of all skin...

The Difficult Decision to Amputate Your Dog’s Leg

Early last year, one of my friends fostered a young dog through a long recovery from an extensive surgery. The dog had been hit...

Taking Care of Three Legged Dogs

I’m not sure which is more difficult: making the decision whether or not to have your dog’s diseased or broken limb amputated, or picking...

Matters of the Heartworm

Heartworms are just what they sound like: worms, up to 14 inches long as adults, that develop and live within the blood vessels of...

Canine Knee Injury? Brace Yourself

Ten years have passed since WDJ explored “conservative management” – the nonsurgical treatment – of knee ligament injuries (see “Saying ‘No’ to Surgery,” February...

What Canine Conditions is CBD Proven to Treat Successfully?

Researchers are looking at CBD from a variety of angles: Is it effective? How does the canine body absorb, synthesize, and metabolize CBD? What is the recommended dosage for different ailments in canine patients?

Maintaining and Protecting Your Dog’s Paws During Winter

The sky was a brilliant blue, with glimmers of sparkling snow flashing  across the path ahead as a light breeze blew it into the...

Add-On Wellness Plans

At the close of 2019, 2.82 million pets had health insurance, according to the North American Pet Health Insurance Association. Over the past five...

Which Dogs Should Not Receive CBD?

Continued research is essential to furthering our understanding of how CBD affects the canine body

Heartworm Prevention for Dogs with Food Allergies

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

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The Veterinarian and Vet Tech Shortage Is Getting Really Scary

Back in July, I wrote a piece for this space about the increasing frequency of reports I was seeing about emergency veterinary clinics suspending...