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2009-08-25 - 6:36 PM
It’s one of Mother Nature's most dramatic biological phenomena: Each spring and fall, thousands of salmon come home to Pacific Northwest rivers to spawn. Driv... Read more
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2009-10-13 - 5:16 PM
My clients are always asking questions about their pets’ teeth and how to keep them healthy. It’s an important issue that I want to address today. Dogs’ and cat... Read more
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2009-08-25 - 10:29 PM
When a dog or cat bites, an infection can follow. "Wounds that are most likely to become infected are those on the face and hands or when people wait more than eight ... Read more
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2010-03-08 - 1:33 PM
Some dogs need more stimulation than the weather or our bodies are able to provide. We often think our dogs require long games of fetch to satisfy their need for fun. ... Read more
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2009-01-21 - 8:06 PM
I had a call the other day from a woman who was concerned because her dog, a terrier mix, never wanted to spend any time outside. She has a nice big fenced backyard, ... Read more
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2009-03-17 - 12:35 AM
Recent studies show that music (and other sounds) can profoundly influence animal behavior. Music therapy for pets is one way to help a dog with behavioral or anxiety... Read more
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2009-09-14 - 4:17 PM
In the dog world, it's important to practice new behaviors without distractions and slowly introduce new noises, smells and sights. That all makes perfect senses in th... Read more
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2009-09-25 - 5:19 PM
I was in the supermarket buying provisions for my hike to the top of Mount Whitney, located east of Bakersfield, California. This year we are taking a more leisurely ... Read more
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2010-02-10 - 12:18 AM
Many dog lovers' initial response when seeing a dog walking towards them is to say hello while bending over and petting their new friend.  This innate human behavio... Read more
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2009-03-19 - 3:11 PM
As the popularity of dog parks explodes across the nation, it's important to understand dog park "etiquette." As leash laws become more restrictive, dog owners are... Read more
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2009-10-13 - 5:09 PM
Tick-borne diseases are those carried and spread by blood-sucking ticks, which inadvertently ingest these "hitchhikers" and transfer them to the next victim. If the i... Read more
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2010-02-09 - 10:08 PM
We’re not sure when dog crates became so popular.  Our families didn’t use crates with any of our childhood pets.  Now they seem to be rou... Read more
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2009-09-08 - 7:36 PM
Demodex canis mites are a normal inhabitant of canine skin. They live in the hair follicles and sebaceous glands of the skin. These mites are not contagious and in mo... Read more
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2010-03-08 - 1:13 PM
Teaching a dog the appropriate place to do his or her business is a skill that will pay off for the rest of your life together.  Here are a few rules to live by an... Read more
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2009-06-16 - 5:48 PM
Atopic dermatitis (atopy) commonly referred to as "allergies" by pet owners, is the most common skin disorder diagnosed in dogs in many areas of the US.   Atop... Read more
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2009-04-24 - 10:56 AM
Dog Toys, they come in all colors, sized and textures, they squeak, they squish, they bounce, you can stuff them with treats or let your dog tear the stuffing out of ... Read more
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2009-08-25 - 6:33 PM
If your pet is panting, make sure you can easily determine the cause. Dogs are known to pant more often than cats, but cats do occasionally huff and puff w... Read more
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2009-12-09 - 11:15 PM
Aside from being affectionate, loyal pets, all dogs are famous for their love of treats. Given their nature, it’s always tempting to feed your dog scraps from the t... Read more
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2009-02-05 - 8:43 AM
In some cases stress can manifest itself as obsessive - compulsive behavior such as tail chasing or obsessive ball chasing. Some dogs express stress by continuously b... Read more
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2008-09-25 - 11:42 PM
Just as humans who eat healthy stay healthy, dogs who maintain a healthy diet stay healthy as well. And since we can easily control what our dog eats, it is up to ... Read more
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