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Willa: A Dog Helping Dogs and Humans Through Research

I lost one of my favorite patients last week. She was a fifteen pound willful Wire Fox Terrier aptly named Willa. Because she was a terrier, she defined the word tenacity. She nearly died several summers ago when her pancreas failed and a severe infection caused her skin and footpads to peel and crust. Despite

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Neutering: Not Just Doggie Birth Control

Dexter, a new dachshund patient of mine, was in last week for another round of puppy shots. He will soon be six months old and it was time for me to discuss the next step in his preventive health care plan: neutering. Neutering meets the guidelines The American Veterinary Medical Association has developed guidelines for

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You Can Help Prevent Hip Dysplasia in your Dog

An x-ray showing hip dysplasia

Today, I received a call from a pet owner whose dog I had taken care of several years ago. I remember how heartbroken she was when I euthanized Stormy, her rescued Labrador. Stormy was not sick, his liver and kidneys were fine and he didn’t have cancer. But Stormy could no longer walk due to

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Plan Ahead for International Pet Travel

With the holidays over and summer not yet here, now is a good time to think about advanced planning for the upcoming trip you and your pet will be taking. If you haven’t thought about taking a trip with your pet, think again. Millions of Americans travel with their pets both locally and internationally and

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Constipation in Cats

Topaz’s family called me from his Christmas vacation in Florida. They were concerned because they found this older gentleman of a cat straining in his litter box, but not producing any stool. Since I was here at The Animal Medical Center and he was 1,000 miles away, I suggested a safe treatment of canned pumpkin

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