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Why Does My Veterinarian Charge So Much?

This is a common question posed by concerned pet owners. As a veterinarian and a pet owner, I understand the financial burden of caring for a pet as well as the mechanics of running a veterinary practice. While I can’t … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Walking Your Dog

When you say, “It’s time to walk the dog,” many people assume that your pup needs to potty. Yes, walking the dog is essential to keeping the household carpet unblemished, but taking a stroll with your pooch provides many other … Continue reading

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Nutrition, Skin, and Dogs

My dog sheds all the time and sometimes he gets sores where he has chewed himself. My veterinarian says he may have allergies and that he may need to eat a special diet. How can his diet make a difference … Continue reading

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Holiday Travel: Preventing motion sickness in pets

The winter holiday season is rapidly approaching which means many families will be rushing on the road to meet their family members both near and far. According to a recent industry market survey, pet owners are increasingly viewing their pets … Continue reading

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‘Tis The Season: Holiday Pet Safety Tips

Holiday Pet Safety Tips: As the holiday season arrives, it means that it is time to get all of our adornment out and begin decorating.  As our lights and trees go up, so do the very beautiful trinkets and glitz.  … Continue reading

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Protect Your Pets From The Cold

Cold Weather Is Here:  Fewer and fewer pets live outside as the human animal bond gets stronger.  Many of our family pets have migrated from our backyards to our bedrooms.  But, for those pets that live outside or stay out for … Continue reading

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How to solve feline house soiling

Cats want to do the right thing when it comes to the litter box, but sometimes disease or their environment overrides the instinct. Here’s how to help. If a cat eliminates outside of its litter box, whether it is right … Continue reading

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Keep Holiday Foods Away From Your Pets

It’s the time of year when we gather together with our family and friends to give thanks, gifts, and most of all, food. Our pets are part of the family too, and you may be thinking about allowing them to … Continue reading

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Feline Diabetes

By Dr. Christine Simon Tampa, FL – Diabetes is a disorder of insulin production and utilization.  This causes an inability to properly absorb sugar into the tissues.  These patients are usually eating ravenously, drinking enormous amounts of water, producing amazing … Continue reading

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Emergency Care Tips for Pet Owners

Do you know how to handle a pet-related emergency? Below are the Emergency Care tips from the AVMA’s website on what constitutes an emergency, what to do in case of an emergency and first aid tips for pet owners. Who’s … Continue reading

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