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The Importance of Annual Veterinary Examinations

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

Due to the advancement in our knowledge of the duration of activity of vaccines, we are now extending the dosing intervals for many vaccines to a 2-3 year timeframe. The problem we now face as clinicians, due to the increased time between vaccines, is that pet owners often neglect their pet’s routine annual physical exam. […]

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How Your Household’s Garbage & Toxins May Hurt or Even Kill Your Pet

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Avoidable Toxicities Affecting Our Pets Many are unaware of the dangers posed to our pets with the ingestion household garbage, including various toxins/bacteria, which can in turn cause raging infections, organ failure, and even death. One may detect a rapid and severe onset of abdominal pain, distention of the abdomen, vomiting, bloody diarrhea, or shivering. […]

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Eight Potential Findings of Concern in an Older Pet

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

As your pet ages, it is wise to go see your vet twice yearly for routine examinations.. Base line blood work at least once yearly is advisable in order to id any early signs of disease and to stave off the progression of these conditions. Due to improved health care, many of us have pets […]

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A Diet That is NOT Mostly Garbage Pet Food

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Thought this was a pretty funny SNL skit worth sharing with our audience. Obviously we don’t condone a “mostly garbage” diet for your favorite pets

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About Cerenia for Dogs (a.k.a. Maropitant)

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Cerenia is touted by its manufacturer, Pfizer, as a medication which allows pet owners to travel by car with their dogs, without the unpleasant experience of a pet vomiting due to motion sickness. Motion sickness is said to affect 1 in 6 dogs, this medication has been purported to have an effectiveness rate of 93% […]

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“Rescue Pets” are More Than Today’s Hot Trend

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

Kate Woodviolet of the Los Angeles Pet Rescue Examiner’s article about an emerging fad, “The Rescue Pet” is worth reading for prospective pet owners.

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Parents With New Babies and Pet Ownership

Monday, March 17th, 2008

Far too often I hear a familiar scenario, whereby a couple is panicking about the fact they think they will need to get rid of their pet dog/cat because of their new baby. It is upsetting to me, given my love of and commitment to animals, to hear people first consider getting rid of, or […]

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Tips for Protecting Your Pets During the Winter

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

When the temperatures are below 40 degrees, your pets should not stay outside for very long. No more than 15 minutes or so is alright, unless you are taking them for a walk or they are participating in another aerobic activity-hunting, luring, racing, etc. Types of Animals We Worry About Most Animals we worry about […]

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Medical Reasons For Neutering or Spaying Your Pet

Saturday, August 18th, 2007

There are many sound medical reasons for considering neutering or spaying, I’ve listed these in no particular order, but please honestly consider the information. I did select excerpts from many web site sources, most medical, a few from individual’s & organization websites. In some instances, I’ve put information pertaining to the same category together from […]

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Feline De-clawing (a.k.a.- Onychectomy)

Saturday, June 16th, 2007

Every day across this country people make the wonderful decision to open their hearts to feline friends. These pets may have been discovered at shelters, rescue organizations, feral animals found wandering neighborhoods, and those animals given to them by friends, whose unaltered animals unfortunately reproduced. Whatever means by which we become blessed by these curious, […]

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