Tag Archives: dogs

Do Dogs Need Sunscreen? Protecting Your Dog from Solar-induced Tumors

A dog lying in the sun

Last week I saw a new patient with skin cancer. This dog’s tumor was a bit unusual for the dogs we see at the Animal Medical Center – this dog’s cancer was likely the result of sun exposure. I’ll explore this unusual topic in the blog post below. Common Skin Cancers in Dogs The most

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What happens when your dog eats your earbuds?

An x-ray of an earbud in a dog's stomach

According to Statista, in 2020, consumers purchased 233 million wireless “hearables” worldwide. The popularity of wireless earbuds is clearly on the rise, and the veterinarians at the Animal Medical Center can confirm that earbuds are popular with our canine patients as well. Not for listening to their favorite podcast, but for eating. Dog Weight to

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How to Care for a Blind Dog or Cat

A blind cat

Certain medical conditions upset pet families more than others, an amputation of the tail or a limb, for example. Another is loss of vision in their pet. Pets lose vision for many of the same reasons people do, including glaucoma, cataracts and degeneration of the retina. In small breed dogs with bulging eyes, the eye

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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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