Health

Pet Heart Health and Heartworms

Pet owners should be aware of the signs and symptoms of heart disease so that they can provide their pet with the best possible care. more
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Managing Chronic Health Problems:

Tackle specific health concerns by tweaking what’s in your dog’s dinner bowl. A good diet that meets your dog’s unique health needs can help to prevent chronic diseases from progressing or recurring more
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Baby's Best Friend

A recent study conducted by Dr. Eija Bergroth found having pets in the house during a baby’s first year of life can help bolster the infant’s immune system...more

Matters of the Heart: Hypertension

One out of every three adults has high blood pressure or hypertension. As with humans, this health problem is seen in cats and dogs.Primary hypertension occurs...more
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Which Holiday Plants are Toxic to Dogs?

Know which blooms and buds to keep from fido more

Spice Up Your Dog's Life

A recent conversation after training class prompted a lively discussion from my classmates on adding supplements to dogs’ food to help boost their nutrient...more
Secrets to Good Canine Health

Secrets to Good Canine Health

What to include and what to avoid more
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Gassy Lassie

Dog farts. For some, they’re no joke, but like a bad comedian they can clear a room. A common problem for breeds such as Boxers and French Bulldogs,...more
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The Doctor's In - That “Guilty Look”

Two of the most common negative assumptions people make about dog behaviour are that (1) dogs know when they’ve done something wrong, and (2) dogs sometimes do bad things on purpose to get back at their owner. In fact, the human emotions guilt and spite are not part of the canine repertoire. Understanding what your dog is really telling you with that “guilty look” or misbehaviour will defuse your anger and help you deal with the situation more appropriately. more
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Canine Cancer Detectives

When Steve Werner began to experience a ringing in his ears and general malaise, he attributed it
to nothing more than grief. Camden, one of his two beloved dogs, had just passed away and he
believed that his condition was simply a side effect of the anguish he and his surviving Golden
Retriever, Wrigley, shared. For weeks, Werner and Wrigley spent most of their days curled up
together, bonded in their sadness and heartache at the loss of a friend. more

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