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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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2010-03-08 - 1:25 PM
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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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2009-09-15 - 1:14 PM
Influenza viruses of an assortment of varieties have been the subject of concern for humans, wildlife, and domestic animals for many decades. Dogs were largely felt t... Read more
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2010-02-08 - 1:14 PM
The Kong product line is popular for its durability and versatility. It is often my first choice to redirect innate chewing behaviors because it is virtually indestruct... 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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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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2009-09-08 - 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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2009-01-21 - 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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2009-02-01 - 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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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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2009-10-11 - 9:35 PM
It's happened to all of us: we meet a new friend and we like them so much we tell them to call us anytime.  When they do, we get flustered because we're busy a... Read more
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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 - 5:09 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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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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2009-08-11 - 10:52 PM
Owners have fed their dogs bones for years and delighted in seeing how their pets seemed to enjoy their treats. However, questions have recently arisen over whether r... 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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2009-09-14 - 4:03 PM
Wouldn't it be great to have a sense of smell like dogs do?  You could tell where family members have been, and who they have been with by the odors left on their... Read more
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2010-02-09 - 10:43 PM
It’s only natural for dogs to be curious. But their curiosity can get them into trouble when they get into areas where you store household items such as medicine and de... 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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