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As we move swiftly into the holidays, it’s time to remember that our holiday fun can be dangerous for our pets. From the sheer volume of seasonal foods to the sudden appearance of seasonal decorations, there are plenty of things to pay attention to. Bones from the holiday meat selections can be a problematic for…

There has been renewed interest in the idea of when to spay or neuter pets.The long held and stead fast belief was that altering a pet was best done before it’s first estrus, or “heat”, cycle. This was a broadly held concept and all veterinarians could easily recite the reasons for that time frame. Those…

As with the human population, the majority of dogs and cats in the US are overweight or obese. Overweight pets suffer many of the same maladies that humans do, like diabetes, hypertension, orthopedic problems, spinal problems, and more. Fat tissue is a very inflammatory endocrine tissue which affects the pancreas’ ability to produce insulin. The…

If you’ve ever been in pain, whether acute or chronic, you know one thing. It’s not fun and you want to get rid of it if at all possible. The same is true for our pets. If pain goes untreated for too long it can change from physical to neurological pain, which is a different…