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Nail Trimming 101

I used to have a dog that would chew his own nails so that we wouldn’t have to cut them!  He hated having his nails cut!  Sometimes, though, we had to help him keep up with the job.  We can all benefit from knowing how to properly cut our pet’s nails.  We have added a […]

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Arthritis in pets

Arthritis is a common problem in our pet dogs and cats.  In fact, many of our senior pets suffer from arthritis pain to some degree, whether they indicate it to us, or not.  Degenerative joint disease is the number one cause of chronic pain in dogs and cats.  I will give a brief review of […]

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National Poison Prevention Week

National Poison Prevention Week is March 17-23.  In an effort to raise awareness of common household items that can poison your pets, I have decided to share some of the ASPCA (the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) guidelines. *Keep all drugs out of your pets’ reach in closed cabinets. Painkillers, cold […]

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Winter Weather Tips for Dogs

Winter is the time we truly notice how frequently our dogs go outside each day.  They remind us of this fact every time they come back into the house, along with the mud or snow they just tracked in!  Here are a couple of tips on how to cope with these problems.  1. Lukewarm water […]

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Holiday dangers for your dog

We are always happy when it is time to get the Christmas tree set up and start our holiday baking.  However these two activities can potentially be harmful to your dogs and there are some things to think about while preparing for these activities. The Christmas tree should be well-secured.  It can easily be toppled […]

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Convenience!

Yesterday we were able to help one of our clients out.  He had to go to work, but also wanted to be present for his cat’s appointment and to consult with me.  Here is what we did: he dropped his cat off in the morning on his way to work and we scheduled an appointment […]

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Home Care

Being able to do treatments and care for our pets at home is a wonderful way to save money!  It also really gives us the feeling that we are making a difference in our pet’s life.  Whenever possible, I do encourage my clients to take on treatments that they can do at home.  One example […]

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Feeling Great!

Nothing justifies your decision to perform a procedure like the hapiness evident in your pet after it has been completed.  It’s tough to know how much a recommended procedure will help your pet until after you have gone ahead and done it!  That’s hard medicine to swallow, I realize.  Nonetheless I see this phenomenon time […]

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Extreme disease

Yesterday I saw the worst mouth in a dog that I have ever seen.  I have truly seen some rotten teeth in my practice.  I won’t describe how nasty some dog and cat mouths can get and I will attempt to provide an adequate description here without completely grossing you out…  This dog had it […]