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New Articles

Dogs get fat after spay. Is it the spay, or is it an owner not paying attention to the calories?  This study seems to show a metabolic effect exerted by the age a pet is spayed. Where such association doesn’t exist. FATSPAY

Epilepsy is an overwhelming condition and hits the pet owner hard. and there’s no ONE way to handle these cases. Here’s how I do it.  EPILEPSY IN DOGS

There are five different “levels” of weight management. From mild to aggressive. How important is it, to lose how much weight and how fast? Here are five different feeding types with ever-increasing rates of weight loss.  FIVEWAYSTOFEEDFATTIES

This is the way a dog can go from running, to crippled in a week, and it happens to someone’s dog about once a month.  KNEEBUSTER

Is your dog itching? It can be fleas or just the AIR! Chances are your dog’s going to be itchy from time to time for life, so it’s good to understand it comprehensively.  ITCHY

Cats and gifts. Do you know what it means when a cat brings you a mouse with no head? You will after reading this article.  CATGIFTS

Is your dog on heartworm preventative? Possibly not, if it lives exclusively indoors. Well that’s a common mistake. Here’s an article about heartworm disease that won’t insult your intelligence and that’s NOT written by a marketing weasel. HEARTWORMS

SMOG. Why in the summer do dogs and cats get runny eyes, itchy feet and bellies, a cough, dry scratchy throats, and dry coats? It’s an inversion in the weather that pushes a smog bank right down onto us at ground level. Here it’s explained and what you can do. SMOG

Back end problems. Your dog’s down in the back end, trouble getting up and it’s about time to have to carry him out to the bathroom. He just about cannot get up. Common story and you should understand the factors involved and why and in what ways we can, and can’t help your dog.  BACKEND

Cytopoint is a monthly shot a dog can get to stop it from itching. It works. In 90+ percent of cases. Here’s how it works and the rest of the disclosures on it. This is a video. CYTOPOINT

Have you ever seen a person with a fat dog who worries about getting it to eat? A fascinating fact: Dogs barely eat because they are fat. Not because they don’t like their food. Finding a food that your dog will eat is the (literally) worst thing you can do for your dog when he starts to “not eat much”.  FATPICKY

An overview of diarrhea in dogs and cats. It’s a diagnostic challenge and then it’s a black box and a fair amount of educated guess. DIARRHEA