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Fat Cats And Round Retrievers

Fat Cats and Round Retrievers (Part 1) Every year around this time gyms across the country see a boost in attendance as people commit (or recommit, or re-re-commit) to sticking to their New Year’s resolution to be healthier.  Maybe now is a good time to take a moment to evaluate your pet’s health and fitness…

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Food Allergy May Be The Cause Of An Itching Pet

Food Allergy May Be The Cause of An Itching Pet Pruritis, the medical term for itching, is a very common complaint at vet clinics across the country, particularly here in the Southeast.  Although uncommon (about 10% of allergic patients have a food allergy), it tends to attract a lot of attention from owners and pet…

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DOs And DON'Ts For The Holidays

DOs and DON’Ts For The Holidays Here are some quick pet tips to keep in mind during busy holiday seasons: DON’T forget to plan ahead. With all the travel arrangements, gift ideas, and menu planning, don’t forget to schedule boarding, grooming, or pet sitting as early as possible.  Many boarding facilities become filled to capacity…

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Feline Chronic Kidney Disease

Feline Chronic Kidney Disease Chronic kidney disease (CKD for short) is an increasingly common problem affecting the aging cat population.  It’s estimated that almost half of cats over the age of fifteen have the condition.  In this article, I’ll explain the disease process and symptoms to help you identify early warning signs and hopefully allow your…

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Training Basics

Training Basics Our pets don’t always behave the way we would like.  It’s up to us as pet owners to train them, to shape their behavior to match expectations, within reason.  In this article I will provide a very rudimentary introduction to pet training which may help get your rowdy dog or cat back on…

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Limping Labs And Creaky Cats: Osteoarthritis

Limping Labs and Creaky Cats: Osteoarthritis Pet owners frequently come to me with concerns about their older pets and offer some variation of the following: “Jake’s slowing down” or “Princess is having a hard time getting up and moving in the morning” or “Marley can’t make it to the end of his normal walks”.  While…

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Your Pet And Dental Disease

Your Pet and Dental Disease Many people report that their cat or dog has bad breath.  While many pets tend to eat or chew on things that may not exactly be minty fresh, that unfortunate odor that greets you at the door could be a sign of something more serious.  Bad dog or cat breath…

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