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Pet Wellness: What Is It and How Can You Get Some?

October 03, 2014

As an ER veterinarian by training, I don’t often get to promote or practice wellness for my patients, although I wish I could. The core concept of wellness is prevention — avoiding a health crisis so you stay healthy (I guess “healthiness” was just too much of a mouthful when they coined the term). In the ER, it’s usually too late for prevention to help….  

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Disaster Prep – Your Pets are Part of the Plan!

May 28, 2014

In the case of a disaster, do you have a plan that includes your pets? Already this spring tornadoes have leveled parts of the Midwest, so disaster planning takes on a new and more important meaning. Rarely in all of this planning are pets mentioned. When disaster hits, they can be cast out into the storm or left to fend for themselves, often with disastrous consequences. How…  

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What Is That Smell?

May 21, 2014

How many of you have been guilty of this scenario? (Admittedly, I am.) Someone comes up to you with something in their hand or simply says to you, “Smell this, it is awful!” And what do you do? Smell it and gag! They already told you the smell would make an onion cry and yet what do we do, smell anyway. This occurs frequently in…  

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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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