Traditional Dog Training vs Leadership without Force, Sophia Yin, DVM, MS

The Old Way: Conflict and Coercion We’ve all heard advice that relates dog behavior to wolf social behavior: “Always eat before your dog and go through doorways first because that’s what a dominant wolf would do.” “If your dog growls or barks inappropriately or otherwise misbehaves, put him in his place by doing an alpha…

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How old is your dog in people years?

The health of your pet can change rapidly as he or she ages. Beginning at around age 7, your pet enters his or her senior years. At this stage, pets often begin to develop diseases common to their senior human counterparts, such as diabetes, heart disease, hypothyroidism, and cancer. In fact, one out of 10…

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Heartworm Disease

Sheldon Rubin, DVM Past President American Heartworm Society What is heartworm disease? Heartworm disease, prevalent in all 50 states, is serious and potentially fatal, primarily affecting dogs, cats, and ferrets. Adult heartworms live in the heart and pulmonary (lung) arteries and can cause heart failure and severe lung disease. How are heartworms transmitted? Heartworm is…

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4 Things You Should Know About Your Veternarian by Jill Sherer Murray for WebVet

The treatment your veterinarian and their technicians provide is worth the price you must pay. Often you’re finishing up with the doctor when the receptionist delivers the good news: The bill is ready for you. But why should you have to pay so much to help a poor, defenseless (not to mention super cute) creature?…

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Leptospirosis:common questions

Why should I be concerned about leptospirosis? Leptospirosis can cause kidney failure in dogs. Some may recover after prolonged intensive care in the hospital, while others may not survive or survive with permanent kidney function impairment. Leptospirosis can also cause liver damage, eye disease, respiratory disease, blood vessel disease, and bleeding disorders. In addition, because…

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Thinking of a bunny for Easter? Click on the link to consider your 10 year committment.

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The importance of dental care…have your pet examined today

AAHA Dental Care Guidelines Why Dental Care Is Important Proper dental care can detect dental disease that not only affects the mouth, but can also lead to more serious health problems such as heart, lung, and kidney disease. Good dental hygiene is just as important for pets as it is for humans. Yet, it is…

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Welcome Dr. Rutsey!

We are so excited to welcome Dr. Barbara Rutsey to our practice.  Dr. Rutsey has been practicing veterinary medicine for over 24 years.  She comes with a wealth of knowledge with a special interest in exotics and orthopedic surgeries.  Dr. Rutsey and Dr. Putt have worked together for over 17 years.  We are all so happy…

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Cold Weather Pet Safety

Click here to read a great article on how to keep our pets safe during the cold winter months.

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Caring for and Raising Puppies

The raising of puppies can be an exhilarating and rewarding experience. It can also be an experience wrought with frustration if some guidelines aren’t adhered to or if certain aspects of the duty are overlooked. There are a number of things that you can do for the puppies and their mother to help make their…

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