Dog summer dangers

16 Summer Dangers for Dogs

For many of us, summer means getting outside and enjoying time in nature with our furry best friends! Unfortunately, this also means that our pets can be exposed to new dangers. Summer temperatures, t...

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pets and corona virus

Can I get COVID-19 from my pet?

There are many questions and concerns about COVID-19 infection. The most frequent questions that pet owners ask our vets are: can my pet get COVID-19, and can humans catch the virus from their pets?

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Pets and Ticks

Tick Talk - Dogs and Tick Control

Ticks are small, biting parasites that feed on blood and are typically most active from spring through fall. They are most commonly found in wooded areas. Ticks come in many different varieties that n...

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Dog Demodex + Mange

Why is My Dog Losing Hair? What You Need to Know About Demodectic Mange

Demodectic mange, also known as demodicosis or “red mange”, is caused by a cigar-shaped, microscopic mite called Demodex canis. These mites are transmitted from mother to pup within the first few days...

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Castrated male dog

What You Need to Know About Neutering Your Male Dog

Castrating (or neutering) male dogs is a common practice. The procedure can be done in different ways, either surgically or chemically. Here we answer some of your most common questions and concerns a...

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Spayed female dog

What You Need to Know About Spaying Your Female Dog

Spaying female dogs is a common practice. This procedure is called an ovariohysterectomy, where both ovaries and the uterus are surgically removed. In this article, we discuss the pros and cons of spa...

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Outdoor dog activities

3 Great Outdoor Activities to Enjoy with Your Dog

Looking for fun, easy activities to enjoy with your dog? Grab a small handful of treats and head outdoors! Your dog will love spending the extra time with you, and you’ll both benefit from the fresh a...

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Dog breeds

7 Tips to Help You Choose the Right Dog Breed

There are so many dog breeds that it can seem impossible to choose the perfect pet. All dogs need care, exercise, and training, but there can be big differences between the many breeds. You’ll want to...

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Ear Hematomas-cats-dogs

Swelling of the Ear (Aural Hematoma) in Cats and Dogs

Aural (ear) hematomas form when blood vessels rupture under the skin of the ear flap. This is the most common reason for swelling along the outside of a dog or cat’s ear. Continue reading to learn mor...

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Heat stroke in dogs

Heat Stroke (Hyperthermia) in Dogs

Dogs cannot regulate their temperature by sweating, like humans. Instead, dogs pant to cool their body. Unfortunately, this isn’t always an effective way to avoid overheating. If the surrounding air t...

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Dogs eat grass+Vomit

Why does my dog eat grass? Is it safe?

It's common for dogs to eat grass from time to time. Sometimes this may make your dog vomit. It can be concerning and difficult to understand why your dog wants to eat grass, especially if it makes th...

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Dog hot spots

Hot Spots (Moist Dermatitis) in Dogs

Hot spots, also known as moist dermatitis, are a common skin condition in dogs. They are typically caused by damaged and/or infected skin. Areas of redness and irritation can occur rapidly, resulting ...

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What’s Wrong with My Dog’s Tail? Facts About Limber Tail Syndrome

Dogs who like to swim, or those who spend long periods of time in cold, wet weather, can be at risk for a condition called limber tail syndrome. There are many names for limber tail syndrome including...

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applying medication dog-cat

How to Apply “Spot On” Medication to Your Dog or Cat

Some products used to prevent ticks, fleas, and worms are applied directly onto the skin. These are sometimes called "spot on" medications. Here you will find tips and advice on how to apply them safe...

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Dog ear cleaning

How to Clean Your Dog's Ears

Does your dog have problems with its ears? Has your vet recommended routine ear cleaning for your dog? Or perhaps you’d just like to add ear cleaning to your dog’s regular grooming routine! Here are s...

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Home Pet Exams

How to Examine Your Pet at Home: A Step-By-Step Guide

Performing simple exams on your pet at home is important for several reasons. It can help prepare them for examinations performed by your vet, as well as handling by the groomer or other care provider...

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pet eye drops

Giving Your Pet Eye Medication: Step-by-Step Instructions

You’ve just returned home from the vet, and fortunately, your furry friend is going to be just fine! But, your vet prescribed two different eye drops for your cat’s conjunctivitis. And the bad news? S...

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Canine separation anxiety

Preventing Separation Anxiety: How to prepare your pet for time alone after your COVID-19 Quarantine

Your pets have enjoyed spending extra time with you during the COVID-19 lockdown. As restrictions are lifting and you’re heading back to work, remember that your dog or cat may not understand the sudd...

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Pet First Aid

Pet First Aid: How to Treat Minor Wounds

Cuts, abrasions, and other skin injuries are common in our pets. Treatment options depend on the cause of the injury, severity and size of the wound, and where it is located on the body. Careful asses...

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Dog-indoor games

Indoor Activities for You and Your Dog

With just a favorite toy and some treats, there are many fun activities you can do to keep your dog entertained indoors. If you don’t have the opportunity to go out right now, it’s good to have games ...

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Dog Mastitis

Does My Dog Have Mastitis? How to identify, treat, and prevent mastitis in nursing mothers

Mastitis means inflammation of the mammary tissue (breast tissue). This painful condition typically occurs when one or more of the mammary glands (mild-producing glands) becomes infected. Mastitis mos...

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