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Top 10 Tips For Calming Your Dog’s July 4th Fireworks Fears

Some dogs are tougher are not afraid of bangs and booms, but many are, and they rely on you to help them when their normally quiet world turns into a…

Feeding Your Dog Any Kind of Bone Is Dangerous

You've probably heard people say that feeding bones is natural and healthy for dogs (for a report on the nutritional value of bones, read this) and that feeding bones promotes clean…

The Lobster Lover’s Guide to Maine

Maine is synonymous with lobster, and for good reason:  The region has some of the best tasting lobster, and best lobster restaurants, in the world. If you are travelling to…

Top 10 Signs Your Dog May Have Heart Disease

When it comes to heart disease and your dog, early diagnosis and treatment can make all the difference between life and death.  As a dog owner, you should be aware of the…

How Intestinal Bacteria and Antibiotics Play A Role in Pet Health

What if we discovered that many infections and chronic diseases, including obesity, were caused by alterations of intestinal bacteria? What if these conditions could be treated with dietary aids rather…

10 Tips For Keeping Your Pet Safe From Holiday Hazards

There are lots of temptations and lots of hazards for your pets during the holidays and keeping your furry family members safe can be a difficult task. All sorts of…

Pica: Why My Dog Eats Stuff That Isn’t Food

Does your dog like to eat everything?  How about your shoes, toilet paper, or Kleenex?   These are just a few canine favorites, and some dogs just don’t realize that…

Top 10 Tips For Relieving Fall Allergies in Our Pets

Regardless of location, the elemental tumult of fall (dying plant life, dryness, moisture, cooler temperatures, wind, etc.) stirs up environmental allergens and irritants that can affect the eyes, nose, skin,…

Dog Lovers: FDA Issues Updated Warning on Deadly Chinese Jerky Treats

We’ve been following the saga of pet illnesses associated with jerky treats made in China for years now, and I have to say that the latest U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) update is…

How to Deal With the Loss of a Beloved Pet

When you bring that bouncing bundle of energy known as a puppy into your home, you’ve made an enormous commitment. For the next ten or more years, this charming creature…

Regulating Diabetes in Cats

I recently euthanized a sweetheart of a diabetic cat. I’ll call him “Hans.” Hans had been diagnosed about three years ago, very early in the course of his disease, and…

Treating Diarrhea in Pets

Diarrhea in pets has a way of getting an owner’s attention. From the standpoint of the mess involved and the disruption to the household’s normal routine it certainly is a…

14 Questions and Answers About Tornadoes

A tornado is a violently rotating column of air extending from a thunderstorm to the ground. The most violent tornadoes are capable of tremendous destruction with wind speeds of up…

Veterinarians: Treating or Euthanizing

Pet owners are looking for veterinary care across the entire spectrum of what’s available. Some want what is the current “state of the art” regardless of price and prognosis. Others…

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