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Prevent Fleas from Annoying Your Furred Friends

Warmth! Rain! Spring! Fleas! It is that time again, my friends, when fleas emerge from dormancy and become a nuisance. While fleas are active...

Old Pets Can Get Dementia Too

Dogs and people are similar in many ways. Their brains age in nearly parallel fashions. Older brains are not as speedy as younger ones,...

Vaccinations

We are frequently asked why we vaccinate, or immunize pets against certain diseases as many of these pathogens have become rare in our area....

Making End of Life Decisions

This January’s commentary is sad, but very worth having. As in all of life, there is death. It is part of the process and...

Holiday Presents for Pets

It’s December - a month where we are constantly reminded about giving - to friends, colleagues, ourselves (a bit), and most certainly, our furred...

Being Thankful

It’s November, when the skies get darker and cold starts to set in. It’s also a month where we celebrate Thanksgiving, recalling that in...

Caring for Your Dog’s Hips

I do take requests and this month is a bit more of a delve into hip dysplasia and hip-related arthritis. First - the more dog...

Pet Identification for Finding a Lost Pet

Buster is lost in the woods. Felix ran out an open door. Blossom was spooked by fireworks. All are missing and their people are...

Giardia

In the past I have discussed why we ask for fecal samples on a regular basis. Here I will elaborate on one of the...

The Dog Ate What? The Cat Really Eat That?

As it's the annual pet issue in Hill Rag, we decided to break from the serious and present some cases of ingestions of weird...