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  • Lost Dog Behavior & Tips for Finding Them
    Why did my dog run away? There are a few basic reasons for dogs to run away from home including: Opportunity (e.g. gate or door left open) Displacement (pet in strange in place Read more
  • Home Care for Pets with Heart Failure - After the Vet Visit
    Feeding/Diet: In general, we recommend feeding whatever your pet is willing to eat while minimizing grease/fat and high salt snacks (i.e. avoid chips, crackers, salty dog treats like Beggin’ Strips, etc).  Read more
  • How to Recognize and Treat Pain in Cats & Dogs
    How does pain work? The pain pathway in the body involves a painful stimulus (injury, inflammation, surgery, arthritic pain, etc) that is sensed by nocioceptors (nerves that detect and conduct pain).  Read more
  • Survival Tips for Puppy's First Year
    Key Concepts: 1. Provide for the pet’s needs: Besides health and nutritional care, puppies require adequate amounts of exercise, mental stimulation, and social interaction.  2. Set the pet up to succeed:  Most puppies engage Read more
  • Health Issues of Brachycephalic Breeds - Bulldogs, Pugs, & Bostons, Oh My!
    Brachycephalic refers to the shortened snout and flattened facial structure seen in English Bulldogs, Boxers, Pugs, Boston Terrier, French Bulldogs, Pekingese, Shih Tzus, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, and Persian cats.  Read more
  • Canine Influenza (Dog Flu) - Know the Facts
    Canine Influenza is a respiratory disease caused by a flu virus.  So far, the flu virus strains isolated from dogs have not been shown to be contagious to people.  Flu Read more
  • Doberman Pinschers - Common Health Issues
    The American Kennel Club describes Doberman Pinschers (Dobes) as :  “A square, medium-sized dog,... muscular and possesses great endurance and speed. He is elegant in appearance and reflects great nobility and Read more
  • How To Care For Orphaned Puppies & Kittens
    Caring For Newborn Puppies & Kittens The best care-taker for newborn puppies and kittens is their mother.  Humans should only take over the care and feeding of puppies and kittens under Read more
  • Arthritis (Degenerative Joint Disease)
    What Is Degenerative Joint Disease? Degenerative joint disease (DJD) is a progressive disease characterized by joint pain, cartilage damage, and bone spur production.  It is very similar to, and often called Read more
  • Canine Distemper
    What is Canine Distemper? Canine Distemper is caused by a virus (Canine Distemper Virus or CDV) that is closely related to the human measles virus.  This virus primarily affects domestic dogs, Read more
  • Ebola and Pets
    (Adapted from “Veterinary Considerations for Ebola Virus Outbreaks” on the Veterinary Information Network) Ebola virus disease or Ebola haemorrhagic fever is a severe, contagious disease affecting humans, nonhuman primates (e.g. monkeys), Read more
  • Thunderstorm Anxiety in Dogs
    What to Look For       Early recognition of your dog’s anxiety during thunderstorms is essential.  Thunderstorm fears usually develop over an extended time period, and the longer the problem goes unrecognized Read more
  • Feline House-soiling – Tips for treating and preventing feline marking and inappropriate elimination
    Inappropriate Elimination  vs  Marking Marking occurs when the cat uses urine or (occasionally) feces to mark its territory.  This behavior is more common in unneutered male cats, but may also be seen Read more
  • Pregnancy & Birth in Cats & Dogs
    Pregnancy: Length  Dog:  58-70 days from breeding date (avg 63 days) Cat:  64-69 days from breeding date Diagnosis Radiographs (x-rays):  after 42 days (usually days 50-55), used to determine number of fetuses Pregnancy test: after Read more
  • Feline Heartworm Disease (It's Not Just a Dog Problem)
    Most people are aware that heartworm disease is a common, potentially life-threatening disease in dogs that can be easily prevented with routine heartworm testing and heartworm prevention products.  If a Read more