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Should you give your dog Vitamin C?

Dogs are like people in a lot of ways. They are part of our family. Many diseases that people get, dogs can get. We even treat dogs with many “human” medications! So...

Why I’ll Never Put My Obese Dog On A ...

With the majority of pets in this country being overweight or obese, there’s a good chance your dog is one of them. Your veterinarian may have suggested you put your...

Tips for Making a Fearful Rescue Dog ...

Focus on dog-proofing a particular area A rescue dog will likely feel safer with a comfortable, but defined space. Too much freedom is confusing – especially in a totally...

Dog Naturally Magazine And Their Reco...

A colleague of mine recently pointed out an article put out by an online publication called Dog Naturally Magazine about the “dangers” of heartworm prevention in...

Veterinary Misinformation Strikes Aga...

Atlanta based “reporter,” Jim Strickland who “broke the story” of Trifexis (his last dose of sensationalist nonsense hurled at our industry) has struck...

Florida Canine Influenza Outbreak ...

As a US Department of Agriculture accredited veterinarian, I received official notification that University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine as of May 26, 2017, had...

Restrain Your Ankle Biter Dog!

Since this just happened to me – again – just yesterday, I am about to vent!  For those of you that do not enjoy my rants, navigate away now, for I am annoyed! As an...

Allergic Tracheitis -The Ultimate Tic...

This could affect any breed of dog but most commonly occurs with our little guys.  They present with a chronic (often hacking cough) yet their temperature is normal, their lymph...

Brachycephalic Syndrome – The B...

It is a common presentation.  You can hear the dog enter the waiting room from the back treatment area as he/she grunts, coughs, and gags their way in the veterinary clinic....

The Day I Was A Client At My Own Anim...

I received a call at 6:30 AM from my mother-in-law while I was at a veterinary conference in Destin, Florida, a 6 ½ hour drive away from home.  She was staying at my house...