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Chill, Dog! Staying Cool When Summer Heats Up

June 02, 2015

I’m sure as the weather heats up, you and your family are probably planning on some summer fun. Maybe it’s a trip to the lake, a camping excursion, a sea cruise to Australia or maybe even a trip abroad. Every year, my family and I make the pilgrimage to the plains of Iowa for our favorite festival of alternative lifestyles, Smoldering Man. This five-day festival…  

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Duke: Overcoming the Odds

September 10, 2014

Veterinary medicine can be both very challenging and very rewarding. It can also be much like the quote from Forrest Gump, “….is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get.” Well, this holds true in our practices as well. Each day can bring on something new and exciting. We also meet some amazing people and equally amazing pets or patients….  

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Dogs vs. Cats: Are You a Dog or Cat Person?

August 20, 2014

Okay, it’s confession time: I’m bi-petual. I adore dogs and cats and both have always been beloved family members. It’s a growing trend as more pet lovers in America share their homes with at least one cat and one dog and possibly a bird and a rabbit, too. Canines and felines can cohabit peacefully and become besotted with one another. However, it’s important to remember…  

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Embracing the Human-Animal Bond

July 24, 2014

As an animal lover and pet parent to two dogs, I can confidently say that my fur babies have a positive impact on my health. The bond that we have is strong. We walk and run together, they actively and empathetically listen to the rundown of my day and they make me laugh. All in all, my dogs lift my spirit and enrich my life….  

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