Veterinary Care Issues

Arthritis Management in Pets

Ahh, the wonderful season of fall. The crisp cool air and crunchy leaves just beg for you to take your fluffy friend out on a long walk. Maybe even a jog for those ambitious health nuts among us. But what happens when you notice your companion taking longer than usual to greet you at the …

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Is My Pet Overweight?

Is your pooch getting too plump?  Is Fluffy a bit too flabby?  Just like people, excess weight can have severe consequences in animals.  From diabetes to joint issues, the extra pounds are more than just an aesthetic issue.  But how do you tell if your pet is overweight and what can you do about it? …

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Separation Anxiety in Dogs

As a veterinarian, a common behavioral concern that dog owners ask me about is separation anxiety.  Separation anxiety can be a particularly upsetting issue to deal with for both dogs and their owners alike.  In severe cases it can even result in the dog losing its home or being relinquished to a shelter.  Separation anxiety …

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The Scoop on Poop

It is that time of year again for your pet’s annual examination.  You call your veterinarian’s office to schedule an appointment.  At the end of the conversation, the receptionist asks you to bring a “fecal sample.”  What is our obsession with the stuff?  The answer may be more important than you know… According to the …

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