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Cats, Dogs, General: Annual Exams for Cats and Dogs

We all know that our pets age faster than we do. Many times people ask me how old their pet is in “people” years.  The old rule of thumb 1 dog year equals 7 human years and 1 cat year equals 5 human years is not always correct but it does give you a pretty […]

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Dogs, General: Common Causes of Coughing in Dogs

If your dog is coughing, it can be very concerning and annoying.  Coughing is a symptom rather than a disease unto itself.  Some of the most common causes of coughing are: Allergic disease Collapsing trachea Heart Disease Bronchitis–Kennel cough or another infectious disease Asthma Lung tumors Allergic disease can cause coughing and be accompanied by itching […]

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Cats, Dogs, General: Pet Obesity: Facts and Risks

According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 54% of American pets are estimated to be obese. The Canadian Veterinary Medical association estimates that around 60% of Canadian pets are obese or overweight. Being overweight or obese puts pets at significant risk for many health problems and shorter lives. The unfortunate thing is that fat […]

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