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Tips for the Season

With the upcoming warm weather, it’s a good idea to start thinking about how temperature changes can affect your pet. Take a look at these warm-weather tips to protect your loved one! 245 more words


Where's that little green vomit emoji when you need it?

Bet you thought I quit again. Nope! Just been super busy.

Raw Roundup 2015 has changed us. My biggest take-away so far comes from noted Australian veterinary surgeon, Dr. 709 more words

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How to Choose a Professional Dog Trainer?

As a pet-parent, it is your responsibility to take care of your dog and train them efficiently. One way to do that effectively is by selecting the right dog trainer for your pet. 654 more words

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Ten Most Common Pet Toxins of 2014

The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) in Urbana, IL handled more than 167,000 calls involving pets exposed to possibly poisonous substances in 2014. Nearly 16% of those calls were from pet parents whose pets got into medicines intended for human use, putting this category at the top of the toxin list for the seventh year in a row. 461 more words

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I’m sure it’s not a surprise to anyone that cats and dogs are carnivores, but I think sometimes it’s easy to forget. It’s important to note that cats are obligatory carnivores whereas dogs are carnivores but also can be opportunistic omnivores. 376 more words


FDA Warns Popular Topical Pain Medication Toxic to Pets

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an official warning that topical pain medications containing flurbiprofen are dangerous to animals, even in tiny amounts. The warning was the result of several reports of household pets becoming ill or dying after the guardians used flurbiprofen topical pain relief formulations. 609 more words

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Ask Dr. Swingle! The Importance of the Micro-Chip

One very cold and snowy Sunday morning as I was leaving church, two ladies brought me a very cute and very cold Australian Shepherd puppy they had found wandering in the church parking lot. 168 more words