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Dogs Training & Grooming Veterinary Care

Give It a Chin Rest

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Reading Time: 3 minutes I had just started a private training lesson when I noticed the little Poodle’s right eye was swollen, with yellow-greenish goop gathering in the corner and seeping down the side of his nose. He kept winking at me, clearly uncomfortable. “Has Buddy seen your veterinarian?” I asked. “Poor guy, his eye looks awful!” “I just […]

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Dogs Veterinary Care

When Is an Itch More Than Just an Itch?

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes When dogs scratch, it’s disturbing to them and to us. It’s noisy, and it’s clear that something is wrong. An irritating itch can be caused by allergies, parasites, or infections. Our handout offers tips on recognizing causes of itching and ways to help bring it under control.

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Dogs Fears & Anxieties Veterinary Care

Building a Foundation for a Fear Free Veterinary Visit

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes Do you hate the thought of taking your pet to the vet because the visit is so stressful for them? We’re here to help! Our handout shares ways you can start at home to prepare your pet for a veterinary visit so they stay calm and happy during the car ride, the exam, and the […]

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Cats Veterinary Care

Feline Pain: Hiding in Plain Sight

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A woman's hand strokes a red cat.

Reading Time: 4 minutes When I was a child, I was fascinated by the story of Dr. Doolittle and dreamed about the exciting life I could live if I could only talk to animals. I think it was this story that led me to becoming a veterinarian, with a lot of help from some special feline family members along […]

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Dogs Veterinary Care

Incontinence Is Stressful for Dogs and People. What to Know About Recognizing and Managing It

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Canine incontinence is most commonly associated with aging dogs. However, bladder issues can affect dogs of all ages and breeds for a number of lifestyle and behavioral reasons as well as serious medical conditions.

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Cats Dogs Training & Grooming Veterinary Care

Top 10 Things Your Vet Team Should Know About Your Pet

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes To give the best care, your veterinary team needs to know your pet inside and out. You might be surprised at some of the things that can help them treat your dog or cat. Our handout gives you the 411 on some useful things to tell them.

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Cats Veterinary Care

When Does Your Cat Need Shots? Our Timeline Tells All

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes Vaccinations protect your cat from communicable and sometimes deadly diseases. Our handout explains the protections vaccinations provide and when they should be administered–it’s not necessarily every year!

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Equines Other Veterinary Care

Giving Your Horse Oral Medication

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes Mary Poppins was right. A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down–even with horses. A sweet treat or tasty wet dressing can be just the ticket to get your horse to take needed medication. Our handout offers tips on how to prepare medication and get it down your horse in a kind way.

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Cats Veterinary Care

Cat Behavior, Health Benefit from Early Spay/Neuter Surgery

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Reading Time: 4 minutes When young kittens reach sexual maturity, often at 5 months or younger, the yowling, spraying, and escape attempts can overwhelm cat parents, but there’s a solution.

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Dogs Veterinary Care

When Does Your Dog Need Shots? Our Timeline Tells All

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes Vaccinations protect your dog from communicable and sometimes deadly diseases. Our handout explains the protections vaccinations provide and when they should be administered.