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Happy Anniversary to the Best of Buddies

September 22, 2014

It’s been a year since the Stoneburner family added a new family member to their group and discovered a whole new dimension in four-footed love. In late August of 2013, Sprite, a service dog, brought her warm brown eyes, cold wet nose, and ever-wagging tail to become best buddies with Will, a youngster with Down syndrome. Will’s parents were interested in a service dog to…  

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Making Your Pet’s “Golden Years” More Golden

May 14, 2014

Is your dog acting a little different as he ages? Is he greeting you a little less enthusiastically? How is he navigating the stairs? Maybe not getting onto the bed or couch as much? (I know that never happened anyway. Right!) How about his muscle tone? Not quite the physique he once had. I can relate. Does he tire more easily when going on walks?…  

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Testing and Exams in Older Pets

April 22, 2014

“Doc, how old is my dog/cat in human years?” Many of us have heard the ratio that one human year equals six to seven dog years. That is relatively true but somewhat variable depending upon the breed of your pet. However, it is  true that our pets do not live as long as we do. Your pet is considered to be entering their senior or…  

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Arthritis and Your K-9

April 02, 2014

Arthritis doesn’t discriminate. Not only does it affect humans, but it also strikes our pets. In fact, according to the Arthritis Foundation, arthritis affects one in every five adult dogs in the U.S. and is one of the most common sources of chronic pain that veterinarians treat. Think about how you feel when you’ve been sitting around for a few hours on the couch watching…  

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