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Tag Archives: joint

Can I Keep My Dog Outdoors in the Winter?

January 30, 2014

Depending on where you live, the winter months of December, January and February can be mild and delightful, or several months of sheer survival (like Omaha, Nebraska where Sergeant’s is headquartered). If you live in an area that experiences brutal weather extremes, keeping your pet outdoors may not be a good idea. Here’s a checklist to help you determine whether your dog can stay outdoors…  

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Veterinarian Q&A: Senior Pets

January 18, 2013

UPDATED: Nov 14, 2013 As veterinary medicine advances, our pets are living longer. That means more pet owners are dealing with the issues that come with age. Here is the next installment of the series, including some of the most common questions I get from pet owners. Q: As my dog ages, are there mental changes I should look for? Sometimes it is hard to…  

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Older Pets: What You Need to Know

November 28, 2012

UPDATED: Nov 14, 2013 Fall is a time when we start thinking about slowing down and changing. Leaves are doing it, I tend to do it, bears do it, frogs go underground and spend the cold months in their little mucus tubes… It is also a time of year that we start to think of transitions and accepting the gradual wearing away of youth, trading…  

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Arthritis and Pets 101

July 02, 2012

Could your dog suffer from canine arthritis? Absolutely. It is estimated that about 20%-25% of all dogs in the United States suffer from canine arthritis, or what is more properly termed as degenerative joint disease (DJD). This disease is progressive and creates permanent deterioration of the cartilage within the joint. It can be caused from the natural aging process or as a result of secondary…  

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