Lawn Chemicals: Keeping Your Dog Safe

The use of lawn chemicals (pesticides, herbicides, and rodenticides) on yards to control weeds, insects, or rodents is very common, particularly in the spring and summer months.  These chemicals can be beneficial, but can also hurt your pets if they are not used or...

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The Top Three Benefits of Devil’s Claw Root Extract

Devil's Claw comes from a desert plant (Harpagophtum procumbens) that lives in Southern Africa. The active ingredient is a compound harpagide, which exists in many medicinal plants. Its use has become more popular in veterinary and human medicine as a pain reliever....

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The Role Of A Veterinarian Technician

There is no simple explanation for the many responsibilities of a veterinary technician. There are many types of veterinary technicians; people most commonly think of them as a nurse and direct assistant to veterinarians.  However, many technicians specialize in other...

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Benefits of MSM

Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is a naturally occurring compound and popular dietary supplement used both for people and animals.  As we age, the amount of MSM the body produces decreases, therefore supplementation is useful. MSM has many helpful properties with...

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Keeping Your Dogs Safe During the Holiday Season

There are many items that are popular around holiday time that can be hazardous to dogs. Having guests and visitors in the home can also pose a threat to pets. Here are some tips to keep your dogs safe to enjoy the holidays. Food items: There are several food items...

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Top Three Benefits of Vitamin E for Dogs

Vitamin E is a term for a group of compounds that are one of the four fat-soluble vitamins. Fat-soluble vitamins naturally dissolve in the body’s fat. Vitamin E has been shown to have many benefits and have no significant side effects when administered in doses that...

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Seven Ways to Help Your Senior Dog

Dogs are living longer because of better veterinary care, however dogs are considered senior earlier than you might think. For most dogs, senior is considered greater than eight years old. Giant breed dogs, such as Great Danes or Saint Bernards, are considered senior...

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Top 5 Benefits of Turmeric for Dogs

Turmeric is derived from a plant, Curcuma longa, which is in the same family as ginger and cardamom. Turmeric is thought to have many beneficial health effects. The use of turmeric and other nutraceuticals (food derived supplements) is gaining popularity in veterinary...

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Caring For Large Breed Dogs

Many dogs can weigh up to 150 pounds or more. These dogs have specific health issues and care recommendations. The largest breed dogs include the Great Dane, Mastiff, Newfoundland, Saint Bernard, Leonberger, Bernese and Swiss Mountain Dogs, and the Irish Wolfhound....

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Keeping Dogs Safe at the Dog Park

Dos: First, visit the dog park alone, before bringing your dog to see if the dogs there seem aggressive, if the owners are attentive, and if the park is clean with secure fencing. Second, before taking your dog, keep your dog’s vaccinations up to date with your...

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Driving in a car with a dog is usually fun for both the dog and the owner, but it can be dangerous for a variety of reasons. However, safe transport of a dog can be possible by following these recommendations. 1. Use a carrier or harness seatbelt The safest way to...

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10 Steps For Keeping Dogs Safe in the Summer

If it is too hot outside for you, then it is even hotter for your pet! Here are 10 precautions to be mindful of as the weather becomes warmer.1) Be able to recognize the signs of heat stress or heat stroke. If you see these signs after your pet has been in the heat,...

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