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Archive for 'Veterinarians'

Spaying/Neutering Your Pets: What You Need To Know

May 12, 2015

I’d like to help you navigate the sometimes murky waters of the spay/neuter conundrum. There’s a lot of misinformation and lore out there about spaying and neutering and I want you, the pet owner, to have the right information from a practicing veterinarian. Despite all the controversy, one thing is still crystal clear: For the vast majority of pets and pet owners, having your pet…  

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Ear Mites: Itchy and Easy to Treat

April 13, 2015

Ear issues in dogs and cats are one of the most common problems that people take their pets into the veterinarian’s office. Ear problems can be caused my many factors — the most common is an allergy to pollen known as atopy. It’s a condition that can lead to red, angry and itchy ears and a lifetime of misery. The infections that dogs get are…  

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Take Steps to Prevent a Pet Poisoning Today

March 05, 2015

As an ER veterinarian, interesting cases are never in short supply. Some are tragic, some are heroic, but there’s never a dull day. Poisoning is a common reason for pets to make a trip to their local veterinary ER. In this blog post, I’ll discuss and give you tips on: Some of the more common poisonings that pets encounter How to pet safe your home…  

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Chocolate and Dogs: Save the Candy for Yourself

February 16, 2015

It’s gotten into the popular consciousness that chocolate is toxic to dogs — and it is. I have treated quite a few cases in my almost 20 years as an ER vet. The main issue is how much chocolate your dog ate — and what type of chocolate they consumed. If your 80-lb. lab snarfs up two Hershey’s Kisses, the worst you’re in for is some tummy…  

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