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Luxating Patella and Conservative Treatment Options

Luxating Patella – What’s the Cause and How to Treat Conservatively   Luxating patella is a common orthopedic condition in a small animal practice, but what causes it? There are a few theories out there, but many cases appear related…
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Laser Therapy For Your Pet

Laser Therapy As technology advances, we continue to develop new treatments to treat a wide variety of conditions. One of the new medical technological breakthroughs utilizes lasers. Don’t worry, these aren’t like the lasers you may have…
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The Benefits of Titer Testing

Vaccine Titers and Your Pets   There’s a growing trend toward treating diseases naturally throughout the world – for both people and their pets. One of these natural health treatments involves vaccination. One school of thought states…
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Why Puppy Sitting is only Acceptable in Puppies!

Is puppy sitting a bad thing? Well for starters YOU should NEVER sit on a puppy. But that's not what we're talking about! No we are talking about the way your little pooch pie sits! Is there anything more adorable than a puppy? Sure, they…
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Heat Exhaustion and YOUR Pet

Caring for Your Pets During the Summer   The summer sun sits high in the sky during a scorching July day. Heat radiates off asphalt roads as temperatures soar into the 90’s. In the backyard, a dog lays in yellow stained grass panting…
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Hemp Oil for Our Pets?

CBD Hemp Oil For Your Dog?   Does your pet suffer from arthritis, immune issues, stress, aggression, seizures, anxiety, or digestive problems? If so, your pet may benefit from CBD hemp oil. According to the online magazine Dog…
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Gordon the Shepherd and his Pinched Nerve

Check out Gordon! He is a rescued shepherd that caught our hearts the moment we met him. He is an absolute Velcro dog and thinks he is only ten pounds. When Gordon started limping horribly, his fur mom was very concerned. It got to the point…
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Josette The Coton and her Luxated Patellas

This gorgeous little lady is Josette. She’s a coton de tulear and since puppyhood she has struggled with limping in her back end. Come to find out Josette has luxating patella in both of her back legs, a very common condition in her breed.…
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Water fountains for Our Pets!

What are the benefits of a water fountain for your cat?                Pet water fountains are popping up in American households nationwide. Is this some type of fad, or is there an actual benefit for our furry friends? According…
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Fleas, Fleas, and more FLEAS!

Does Your Dog Have Fleas?                     Does your dog love being outside? When he hears the word “walk”, does he bounce around in pure joy? If so, there’s a chance your dog is making new friends during…
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Reverse Sneezing in Dogs

Reverse Sneezing And Your Dog – What Is It? Reverse sneezing is a common respiratory event in dogs characterized by sudden, rapid, and repeated inhalations through the nose, followed by snorts and gagging. This can be a terrifying…
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Vestibular Disease in Pets

Vestibular problems and dogs The vestibular system has an important role in the body. It is responsible for balance and spatial orientation. When there are problems with this system, a dog may display many different signs. Some of these…
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Luxating Patella: What you Knee'd to Know

Luxating Patella: What you KNEED to Know!   Your dog is running across the yard to fetch his favorite ball, but suddenly pulls up lame. Without warning, he begins to hop around on three legs. After a few minutes, he finally…
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Essential Oils And Our Pets

           Our pets are an integral part of our family. I am reminded of this every time someone brings their fur baby in for an adjustment. Pet owners will do anything to ensure their little companions have the best quality of…
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What Dog Breeds Are Predisposed to Back Problems?

Why do certain dog breeds suffer from back problems?   Did you know certain dog breeds are predisposed to back problems, like intervertebral disc disease, at much higher rates than others? Unfortunately, a combination of genetics,…