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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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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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2009-09-29 - 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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2009-01-21 - 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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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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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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2009-08-25 - 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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2009-10-11 - 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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2010-03-08 - 1:25 PM
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2009-08-25 - 6:00 PM
While you may deal with summer heat just fine, your dog isn't as efficient in the cooling department.   A dog's primary means of heat dissipation is thro... 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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2010-03-08 - 1:49 PM
Some dogs happily accept every toy their human brings home and will eat any treat with wild abandon; other dogs need a little more prodding to determine what makes them... 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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2009-11-25 - 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 - 6:17 PM
Vaccines are an important part of good pet healthcare. My clients regularly ask me questions about vaccinating their dogs and puppies.   What is a vaccine 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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2009-09-08 - 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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2009-05-21 - 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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2009-06-11 - 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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