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Much ado about Fido's Food

As many of you may have heard or seen on social media recently the FDA put out a warning advising owners that there appears to be a link between grain-free, exotic ingredient or boutique diets and a dangerous heart condition cadogs, grain free, heart disease, veterinary, taurinelled Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM). Given how many people feed their dogs these foods, this has the potential to be a VERY big issue!

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Get the Scoop: What Your Pet's Poop is Telling You

We know it can be an icky subject to talk about- but there is a lot about your pet’s stool that can be an indicator of their health. Not only is it important to monitor what goes into their body, but it is also necessary to keep an eye on what’s coming out.

 

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Top This! 5 Healthy Dog Food Toppers

Not everyone has time to cook meals for their dog, but with a little effort, you could try adding some healthy toppers to their dry food that you already give them! Here are the top 5 foods we suggest to give a try:

 

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A Pet's Guide To Weight Loss

Obesity is an accumulation of excessive energy stored by adipose (fatty) tissue sufficient enough to contribute to disease. It is the most common form of malnutrition in our companion animals and it is growing in frequency due to an increasingly sedentary lifestyle coupled with highly-palatable, energy-dense food sources.

Obesity can significantly increase the risk of various diseases and can negatively impact both the quality of life as well as the life span of our pets.

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Can Your Pet Get the Flu? What You Need to Know About CIV

The recent outbreak of canine influenza virus (CIV) in the Midwestern region of the United States has affected more than 1,000 dogs. Should you be worried?

As with all infectious and parasitic disease trends, our doctors have been closely following this issue and its possible indications for our clients and patients.

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Top 12 Reasons to Spay or Neuter

And remember folks, always spay or neuter your pets! 

-Bob Barker

When you consider spaying or neutering your dog or cat, your top priority is preventing unwanted litters. Controlling the pet population is extremely important; however, did you know that there are other benefits when you spay or neuter? We sniffed out the top reasons why you should spay or neuter your dog or cat! 

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A Happy Visit is the Best Visit

Everyone has owned, seen, or known of dogs that HATE coming to the vet. Dogs that must be dragged through the doorway and who spend the entire visit shaking like a leaf and hiding behind their owner. Some of these dogs become so fearful it turns into aggression – growling, biting or lunging when at the clinic. When a dog becomes fearful at the vet it is stressful for everyone. Owners hate watching their dogs suffer, the dogs are miserable and the veterinary staff has a much harder time caring for the patient.

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