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5 Tips For New Dog Owners

There’s no way to sugarcoat it: Bringing a dog into your life is not easy. Your new family member might have trouble with something that comes naturally to other dogs, or display personality traits you didn’t see coming. It’s impossible to predict every challenge that awaits but dedicated preparation can significantly increase the likelihood of […]

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Pet Allergies & Immunology everything you need to know in our FREE eBook!

Itchy Pets? So many pets have allergies, that if your pet is among them, you’re certainly not alone!  While one in five cats have allergies, it’s estimated that almost half of all dogs in the United States suffer from some kind of allergies. That’s a lot of uncomfortable dogs! Did you know – skin allergies […]

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Exercise with your Pets for Pet Wellbeing and disease prevention

Summer makes us think about getting outdoors with our pets and this is a good thing for both human and animals. For most of us our pets live indoors. Many are cooped up inside with bathroom privileges only for most of the day. For many active dogs, this is the equivalent to prison. It is no wonder we […]

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Back to School Stress Affects Pets Too

With school right around the corner, preparing your kids for the academic year can be a chaotic time.  School supplies, Carpools, and lunches, can often mean changes in routines for pets as well.  Adopting pets in the summer months allows for more opportunity for training, and bonding with new family members.  As a result, the […]

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Barking Dogs

As a small animal practitioner one question I am frequently asked is “ How do I get my dog to stop barking?” A better question would be: “ Are there any natural methods to prevent my dog from barking excessively?” All dogs should bark. It is their job to let you know when someone strange […]

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Thunderstorm Anxiety

Thunderstorm anxiety affects between 15 and 30 percent of all dogs. Some dogs cry, pant, whine or pace. Others seem to be glued to their owners. Some dogs panic so much they may injure themselves by jumping through windows or claw up doors in an effort to get out and find somewhere safe. No one […]

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Taking Your Pet on the Road

Everybody loves a trip in the car! Roadtripping is fun especially when it’s to get away for the weekend, a vacation, or going to the local dog park. We like taking our pets with us. The fun starts as soon as we leave the driveway and hit the pavement. Unfortunately, many pet owners don’t think about […]

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Dealing with an Aggressive Pet

Aggressive behavior in pets often stems from a variety of underlying sources. From anxiety to a biological response to the environment. Aggression is classified and has been described as the following: lack of socialization; play, fear, or pain; predatory; territorial; and idiopathic meaning a source cannot be identified. Whatever the source aggression in pets can […]

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Anxiety Related Behaviors in Pets

Stress and anxiety can affect pets as well as people. Many pets experience anxiety related behaviors such as separation anxiety, noise phobia, anxiety with car rides, and stress associated with new situations or even strangers. The symptoms may lead to undesirable behaviors such as inappropriate vocalization, destructive chewing or eliminating in inappropriate locations. Conventional veterinary […]

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Is Your Pet Stressed?

Adrenal glands have traditionally been thought of as the body’s organ system responsible for the “fight or flight” response of our pets. During stress conditions they pump out epinephrine which is used in metabolizing glucose to give the body energy for it’s response. The adrenal gland has many other important functions besides releasing epinephrine during […]

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