Pet Talk: Pet Dental Health Month

While any pet owner knows the importance of a regular grooming and exercise routine for their pet, proper dental care is often overlooked. With February being National Pet Dental Health Month, there is no better time to develop a maintenance plan for your pet’s oral hygiene.

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Seizures in Your Dog or Cat

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What is a seizure?

Watching your dog or cat experience a seizure can be a scary thing, and for good reason: seizures are usually accompanied by convulsions and wild thrashing, yelps and cries, and sometimes excessive drooling, urination, and pooping.

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Why is My Dog Not Eating

Sometimes it can be hard to get a dog to eat his complete and balanced dog food. However, there is a big difference between a dog who is a finicky eater, and one who stops eating altogether. Follow these tips to make sure that your dog is getting the nutrition he needs from the proper place – his dog food.

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Cruciate Ligament Rupture (Cruciate Disease) in Dogs

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Injury or failure of the cranial cruciate ligament (commonly referred to as Cruciate Disease) is a very common problem that can be encountered by dogs of all shapes and sizes. Some breeds such as the Labrador Retriever, Rottweiler, Mastiff breeds and West Highland white terrier appear predisposed whereas some breeds such as greyhounds are seldom affected. Cruciate disease is the most common reason for orthopaedic surgery being performed and the most common reason for referral to a specialist orthopaedic surgeon being considered. Cruciate ligament rupture also occurs in cats but is far less common.

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Article Featured on Everyday Health

Pregnancy in dogs can be a wonderful time to care for your beloved pet. A pregnant dog experiences changes in hormones, weight, appetite, and behavior – just like humans.
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Article Featured on Vetstreet

Seems like every time I turn around, I see a Labradoodle or Goldendoodle prancing down the street or walking into the veterinary clinic. The two hybrids — one a cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle, the other a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle — are among the most popular of the many “designer dogs” created with the goal of reducing allergic responses to dogs or simply to provide a dog who’s just a little different from all the others.

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Good Dog! 10 Ways to Stop Bad Pet Behavior

Wyatt Myers | Featured on Everyday Health

Transform your pooch from troublemaker to the best-behaved pet on the block with these simple steps.

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Article Featured on Vetstreet.com

You probably see your pet every day. And he may look perfectly fine to you, but how can you tell if he isn’t? The short answer is sometimes you can’t. That’s why it’s so important to schedule regular wellness visits with your veterinarian — even if your pet seems totally fine. Some medical conditions aren’t easy to detect without the benefit of a full physical exam and perhaps even diagnostic testing like bloodwork and urine testing.

It’s always a good idea to let your vet know if you notice any changes in your pet’s activity level, appetite, behavior or personality. But other than that, what does a normal, healthy pet look like? Here are a few of the basics.

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Arthroscopy: A Minimally Invasive Way to Treat Dogs With Joint Pain

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Any time a dog shows signs of joint pain, including lameness, stiffness or difficulty going up or down stairs, your veterinarian may suggest X-rays and blood work. If these techniques don’t provide enough information about the joint, arthroscopy may be an option for some patients.

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Why You Shouldn't Let Your Dog Eat Table Scraps

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It may be tempting to let your dog eat table scraps, especially when they are staring at you throughout your meal. You may even think you are giving them a nice little treat.

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