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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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2008-09-25 - 10:46 PM
Understanding how we can help our dogs age gracefully can bring a whole new meaning to teaching an old dog new tricks. What is aging? What can we do to ... 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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2009-11-25 - 5:39 PM
It's true. Dogs age at approximately seven times the rate humans do. So it's not surprising that Fido should have a physical examination at least every seven "d... Read more
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2009-09-08 - 5:37 PM
We often see sheepish hands raised in the air in response to the question "is your dog allowed on the couch?" We would like to set the record straight that allowing s... Read more
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2009-01-15 - 5:00 PM
Say the word exercise and many people respond with one word: ugh. Or they may come up with a half-dozen excuses why they can't make it to the gym or reasons their ... Read more
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2009-09-29 - 5:17 PM
Fatty acid-derived compounds appear to play an important role in bone and joint health. Numerous lipid-derived hormones (eicosanoids), derived from arachidonic acid (... Read more
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2009-06-11 - 2:03 PM
To clarify before I share my own approach to handling three of the most common ailments I hear about parasites, obesity and paw chewing. I am a veterinary naturopath.... 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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2009-02-05 - 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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2010-02-09 - 10:16 PM
Chewing It can be costly and very troublesome when a dog chews inappropriate items. Prevent unwanted chewing behavior by keeping forbidden items away from your d... Read more
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2009-05-21 - 1:34 PM
I. Healthy diets: Feeding your dogs wholesome diets which include freshly prepared cooked and raw meats is one of the best ways to promote healthy teeth and gums... 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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2009-05-21 - 10:43 AM
Here are some general points about allergies you should be aware of:   1) Allergies are cumulative. In other words, a pet may have both food and environmental... Read more
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2009-02-01 - 12:12 AM
Socialization is a topic that can be misunderstood. It's important that our dogs are properly socialized, but what is socialization?   Let's look ... Read more
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2010-02-09 - 9:53 PM
Tricks are a fun way to revive your training program and enhance your relationship with your dog.   When introducing a new trick, it is amazing how we h... 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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2009-10-13 - 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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2009-08-14 - 4:35 PM
What is heatstroke?   In simple terms, heatstroke occurs when a dog loses its natural ability to regulate its body temperature. Dogs don't... Read more
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2009-06-16 - 5:08 PM
Homemade pet foods have their pros and cons. Public awareness of the important relationship between diet and health has increased dramatically in recent years. Given ... Read more
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