Pet Holiday Safety Tips

‘Tis the season to deck the halls for the holidays and prepare feasts for friends and family. If you have a dog, it’s important to decorate and host with care . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Clean Your Dog’s Ears

Written by: Tracie Hotchner


Even if your dogs doesn’t have ear problems, occasional cleaning is a good idea.
Photo by Scott McEnaney

Floppy-eared dogs can have chronic ear infections. Dogs such as Cocker Spaniels, English and Irish Setters, and Basset Hounds and Bloodhounds are prone to have ear infections and other . . .

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Morris Animal Foundation: Diabetes in Dogs


Are we being too good to our furry pals?
Photo by Morris Animal Foundation

Written by Kelly J. Diehl DVM MS Dipl. ACVIM

Insulin: A century of treating diabetes

Almost 100 years ago, a team of Canadian medical doctors made an astonishing finding; a new hormone responsible for blood sugar regulation. Before the discovery of insulin, diabetes (a group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the blood) was a feared and fatal illness. The discovery of insulin revolutionized the treatment of diabetes mellitus in people, and within two years of its discovery insulin was available worldwide.

People weren’t the only ones benefitting from the discovery of insulin. References to treating diabetes in dogs go back to the 1940s and treatment options for dogs have advanced significantly in the last two decades. Insulin has been, and remains, a cornerstone of diabetes therapy….

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Dog Health: 5 Tips for Dealing with Cold Weather

Written by: Dr. Bo Bergmann, DVM


The Dogtor’s pal, Nash, loves the snow!
Photo by Bo Bergmann

Brrrrrrr. . .Vermont and many parts of the U.S. are preparing to deal with much colder temperatures over the next few months. It’s not unusual for us to wake up to -10 . . .

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Are Real Bones Good for Dogs?


Dezel enjoys his birthday bone.
Photo by Leslie, LA CRESCENTA

All dogs love bones, right? The image of a dog gnawing on a big, natural bone is found in movies, advertisements, cartoons, and almost everywhere else you’ll find a pooch. My dog’s name tag . . .

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Photo Essay: Saving a Puppy Slated for Euthanasia

Written by: Chelsea Whitney


Here is my chocolate shake and chocolate lab puppy, right after I agreed to foster him.
Photos by Chelsea Whitney

On my 30th birthday, a chocolate lab had a c-section at my veterinary clinic and had nine puppies. One had a cleft palate, and the owners opted to euthanize the puppy. Knowing what a sucker. . .

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How to Help Your Fearful Dog During Thunderstorms


Even though his owner was a meteorologist, Theo was not a fan of severe weather.
Photo via wqad.com

Summer means increased thunderstorm activity across the country, and many dogs struggle when the sky starts booming. Here are some great tips from meteorologist Eric Sorenson, who. . .

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