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Is Your Dog Obese?

March 24, 2016 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Vets Near Me

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Your dog may like to think he's in charge of what he eats and when, but you know that you ultimately are. Because pet owners are responsible for their dogs' diet, it's important to recognize the signs of canine obesity. But although 34% of dogs are overweight of obese, only 30-40% of their owners are aware of that.

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Ready, Set, Brush!

February 23, 2016 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Vet Near Me,

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Your dog's oral health is an important part of her overall well-being, and brushing is as important for her as it is for you. Here's how to go about it!

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Keep Your Dog Safe from These 4 Common Household Items

January 28, 2016 at 1:39 PM by Nikki Wardle posted in Vets Near Me

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Your dog is your best friend, and you want nothing more than to make sure she has a long and healthy life. Did you know that there are products in your house right now that could significantly harm and even kill your pet?

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Don't Ignore These Symptoms of Bladder Infection or Kidney Stones

December 7, 2015 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Vet Near Me,

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Is your dog or cat exhibiting symptoms that lead you to believe they may have kidney or bladder stones? While kidney stones are pretty common for people, most dogs and cats don't get them. Bladder stones are very common, however, and it's good to visit your vet if your furry companion is exhibiting any of these signs.

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Your Questions about Dog Rehab

July 6, 2015 at 9:37 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Vets Near Me

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If your pet has just gone through a tissue injury, surgery or some other life-changing event, you want to find the best care you can possibly find. There are vets near you and me that can offer that high-quality care you've been searching for.

Canine rehabilitation is important. Primary care vets are awesome, and while they may be able to tell you that the x-ray reveals a soft tissue injury, a rehab vet (someone who specializes in neuromuscular and musculoskeletal conditions) would be able to pinpoint exactly what it is (like a bicep strain, medial shoulder instability, etc.) They know how to treat each individual condition with expert care.

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Itching to Know Who Can Help My Dog?

July 1, 2015 at 9:27 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Vet Near Me,

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It's not a good sight. It's not a good sound. Your dog scratching himself is simply just not a good thing. Do you know what's causing those extra itches? Are you seeing little to no improvement despite trips to your local vet?

Skin issues are in the top 10 health concerns of pet owners. Because of the wide variety of problems (like mites, skin allergies, breed-related genetic problems, hair loss, hormone issues, ear infections), your local vet may not have the experience you need to tackle this one.

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