What Should I Give My Dog To Chew?

What Should I Give My Dog To Chew?

“What should I give my dog to chew?” a question often asked by owners.  And since veterinarians are frequently faced with treating fractured teeth in dogs, it is an important question to answer properly. Let’s start with a little history . . . Wolves adopted pack-living to hunt

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Are Grain Free Diets Healthier?

Are Grain Free Diets Healthier?

Grain free dog and cat foods are being promoted on TV ads and at your local pet speciality stores, but are they really healthier for our pets?  Not according to veterinary nutritionists Dr. Lisa Freeman and Dr. Cailin Heinze from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. “Interestingly,

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The Best Dog and Cat Food

The Best Dog and Cat Food

We know you love your pet, and we know you have a tight budget.  So what is the best pet food? An ideal pet food is one that my pet loves to eat, cleans her teeth, and makes her coat shiny.  This dream diet would support her immune

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The Truth about Pet Insurance

The Truth about Pet Insurance

Let me tell you a story. My first experience with pet insurance was a bust.  The dog above and on the right (in the headlock) got ringworm on her nose when she was 2 years old.  This dog was the love of my life and I had

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Why I ride my bike to work

Why I ride my bike to work

I am almost 40 years old, and mother of two daughters, and a business owner, so you may wonder why I would put the time and effort into riding my bicycle to the animal hospital as often as weather permits. Well, it makes me a better doctor,

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What does it cost to keep my pet healthy?

What does it cost to keep my pet healthy?

Physical Exam; $50.  Dogs, cats, horses, and other pets need a complete nose to tail exam at least every year, sometimes twice a year.  Our doctors listen to your concerns, and will formulate a preventative wellness plan that fits your lifestyle and budget, and will keep your pet healthy and happy

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Worms!

Worms!

Internal parasitic infection is one of the most common problems.       Symptoms of internal parasite infection include:      loose or frequent bowel movements,      anal irritation,      poor coat,      skin problems,      general itchiness,      bloating,      weight loss,      bad breath,      colic,      failure

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Vaccines

Vaccines

Regular immunizations are the foundation of your pets good health.  Vaccinating your pet will prevent fatal illness.  Side effects are very uncommon and usually mild.  The benefits of vaccinating your pet are simply amazing! RABIES One little vaccine, and your dog, cat,  ferret, horse, goat, pig and

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Fleas & Ticks

Fleas & Ticks

As pet owners, fleas and ticks are a big concern.  Flea infestations can be costly and time consuming, and ticks carry diseases. We do NOT recommend you use over the grocery or pet store flea (OTC) and tick products.  OTC products are all permethrin pesticides.  Permethrin has

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Bugs on the South Coast: Pets feel the sting

Bugs on the South Coast: Pets feel the sting

[alert type=”yellow”]“Dogs are 100 times more likely to get a tick than humans. They get attached to fur. They’re not as good groomers as cats that tend to groom them off,” said Dr. Francis.[/alert] From Sippican Week, By Georgia Sparling | Aug 05, 2012 Pets and livestock

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Pets & Car Sickness

Pets & Car Sickness

A simple car ride with your pet can turn miserable if he suffers from motion sickness. Motion sickness can manifest itself as vocalization drooling, vomitting, and defecation. According to Dr. Andress and Gate City Animal Hospital in Greensboro, N.C. (Veterinary Economics, November 2009) here are a few

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