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Top 5 Places to Work in Costa Rica

Although Costa Rica is relatively small and doesn’t have an established military for protection, it’s nonetheless considered one of the most popular tourist destinations in Central America. As the tourism…

5 Reasons For Having Electronic Medical Records

In recent years, there’s been a strong push to make medical records available online. While there have been many people to vocally oppose this, there are actually many benefits to…

The Real Truth About Pit Bulls-Part Two

This is a continuation of our discussion about Pit Bulls. If you missed Part One check out yesterday’s post before rejoining us here. What is often lost in the discussion…

Puppies: Helping with the Whelping

Luckily, the vast majority of bitches will have their pups without any help from you or anyone else, but from time to time human assistance may be necessary.…

You don’t have to give your dog regular baths

As a breeder and trainer I often get the question: “how often should I bathe my dog?”  The answer is rather simple: “never unless…..” In point of fact dogs don’t…

Avoiding Guerilla Warfare Between Cats and Dogs

Where there is smoke, there is fire ladies and gentlemen. The old saying “fighting like cats and dogs” didn’t just show up out of nowhere. Although the saying may be…

On the Road with Your Best Furry Friend

Ah . . . summer vacation. Time to pack up the family vehicle and head off to parts unknown in search of adventure and some downtime. But what about the…

On Dogs and Pain-Part Two

Humans can verbalize when they hurt. We love to do this. We can wallow in it. We reminisce about how great things were when things didn’t hurt. We take pills…

On Dogs and Pain-Part One

Pain in animals is an interesting and frustrating subject to discuss with clients. One variation of the pain spiel takes place in the exam room, generally when they bring in…

Bloody diarrhea in dogs: Treating hemorrhagic gastroenteritis

Hemorrhagic gastroenteritis (HGE from now on) is one of the more dramatic diseases veterinarians and dog owners have to deal with. Its hallmark symptom is bloody diarrhea. …

Exercise and treatment of arthritis in pets

Have you seen the video of the otter playing basketball? He has arthritis, and his veterinarian recommended he get more exercise to help keep his joints as healthy as possible.…

Pet obesity is not a trivial concern

Two conclusions from the latest survey conducted by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention are downright scary:…

Weighing risks and benefits of neutering your pet

The study indicated a significant increase in some important diseases in neutered dogs (males and females) in comparison to intact individuals, but didn’t talk about the potential benefits of the…

Chocolate Poisoning in Dogs

Dogs are known for eating things when they are not supposed to. This is especially true of puppies. Also, dogs have an excellent sense of smell, making it fairly easy…

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