Unconventional Diets by Marjorie L. Chandler, DVM, MS, MANZCVSc, DACVN, DACVIM, DECVIM-CA, MRCVS, University of Edinburgh

Clients may choose to feed unconventional diets (eg, home-prepared, raw, vegetarian) for multiple reasons, including having negative feelings about commercial pet foods and positive ideas about alternative diets. Negative beliefs include concerns or misconceptions about ingredients (eg, fillers, by-products, roadkill, carbohydrates) and toxicities. Other clients may prefer to feed so-called “natural” (eg, what a wild…

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How Not to Greet Dogs!

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The 10 Worst Reasons to Not Spay or Neuter Your Dog

For some reason or another, the topic of fixing a dog has become a rather touchy subject. While we all think of our pets as our kids, there are some differences that needed to be considered. For example, you are not going to give your fur-kid a chocolate cake for their birthday or teach them…

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Coprophagia: The Scoop on Poop Eating in Dogs

By Dr. Sophia Yin It seems like every few months a study comes out touting the benefits of pet ownership. According to the claims, stroking pets lowers our blood pressure, dog companions increase our exercise, and going to the dog park improves our sociability. But what most studies fail to reveal is the dark, dirty…

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How Old Is My Dog? Calculating Your Dog’s Age in “Human Years”

By Mary Kearl How do dog years correspond to people years? The rule of taking your dog’s age and multiplying by seven doesn’t always work! As pet parents, we want the best for our dogs, especially when it comes to helping them age in good health—so that their golden years may truly be golden. Part…

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The Facts About Heartworm”Season”

http://www.heartwormsociety.org/pet-owner-resources/heartworm-facts-season.html

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Save a Life

We don’t hate breeders, but if you’re looking for a purebred dog, consider adopting from a shelter or rescue and save a life.      

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Don’t Feed Children Raw Milk !

Two years ago, when Oregon parents Jill Brown and Jason Young met Brad and Tricia Salyers, the families had no idea that they would eventually be sharing in a tragedy that sickened four of the Salyers’ children and left Brown and Young’s youngest child, Kylee – 23 months old at the time – with such…

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10 Things a Great Veterinarian Does Without Credit that You Never Know About

A typical vet’s lunch break   Vets on the whole are a humble crowd, and there are many things they do on a daily basis that you aren’t aware of. Here are some of the top unrecognized practices that an excellent compassionate veterinarian does that you likely don’t know about.   10. Giving up our…

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The 3 Most Aggressive Dog Breeds Revealed-You’ll Be Surprised!

With Breed Specific Legislation acts being brought forward in more and more areas across the country, dogs like Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, Doberman Pinschers and other “scary” looking breeds are in danger of losing their homes and even their lives. These breeds are often touted as being extremely aggressive – however a new study released in…

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