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How to Find the Right Dog for Your Family in 2021

A veterinarian with a dog

The pandemic has increased pet ownership and has made finding the right pet for your family a bigger challenge than usual. If you are looking for some guidance on how to find the perfect new furry canine member of your family, I offer some suggestions below. Dog Breed Selector App The American Kennel Club has

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4 Examples of Fracture Repair in Pandemic Puppies

A dog with a cast on its leg

Pandemic puppies have been our new reality at the Animal Medical Center these past months. And with puppies come more pediatric medical and surgical infirmities. One such injury requiring the expertise of AMC’s board-certified surgical specialists is a bumper crop of broken legs in young dogs. Causes of Puppy Broken Legs While I suspect vehicular

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What should I do about the lump on my dog’s skin?

A mast cell tumor on a dog

Finding a skin lump on your dog always provokes concern. Is it just another fatty tumor, or is it something more sinister? Fortunately, veterinarians have the diagnostic tools to determine whether your pet’s lump is malignant or benign, but it’s up to pet owners to alert your veterinarian of any new growths. Fine Needle Aspiration

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Dog Muzzles Shouldn’t Be Scary – Here’s Why

A dog wearing a muzzle

National Dog Bite Prevention Week, April 11-17, 2021, calls attention to the dangers of dog bites. In 2017, 350,000 people visited emergency rooms because of a dog bite. Emergency room physicians believe many more than that were bitten and did not require emergency care. Careful interactions with dogs can prevent most bite injuries. Veterinarians like

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