Chew On This: Tips for Clean Teeth & Better Dental Health!

Dental disease is the #1 illness in pets that owners and veterinarians are fighting. What may seem small to some can actually turn into some pretty big issues (such as heart, kidney, liver, and joint disease). We’ve answered one of the biggest questions already: Why Does My Pet’s Breath Stink?, but in order to keep those pearly whites…well… pearly, you need to be proactive! In celebration of Pet Dental Health Month, here are great tips for brushing your pet’s teeth at home and why dental cleanings with your vet are so important!

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Pet Food: 3 Things Your Veterinarian Probably Won’t Tell You

There are thousands of commercial pet foods out there. Standard kibble, organic, grain-free, canned, raw, dehydrated. Home cooking is also becoming more popular. Everyone from the pet store clerk to your veterinarian to your neighbor has a different opinion of what the best pet food is. Unfortunately, many pet owners are unable to ask their vet about alternative diets because they are afraid they’ll be berated for wanting to feed something other than kibble. This makes it super confusing when trying to find the right food for your pet. Here are three tips to use when considering a change in your pet’s diet:

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10 Reasons Why Veterinary House Calls Are Awesome!

10.  You don’t have to go anywhere.

There was a time, so long ago, when the doctor would come to your house, treat your illness, then have a cup of coffee with your family.  Up until recently, the only doctors who made house calls anymore were farm vets.  Now you have me, Dr. D – I will come to your house, take care of your pets, and leave you happier and less stressed out.  You don’t even have to give me a cup of coffee.

9.  You don’t have to get in the car.

Can’t drive?  Physical limitation?  Giant stubborn dog who won’t get in the car?  Little dog who vomits every time you drive them somewhere?  Multiple children (or just one) to cart around with you?  It’s tough sometimes.  As Bob Marley says, don’t worry about a thing.  Dr. D will come to you. [Read more…]

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‘Tis The Season! 4 Christmas Safety Tips For Your Furry Family!

 It’s finally here! Christmas is our favorite holiday of the year, and we’ll be busy putting up our tree, lights, and planning for visiting family. But with 3 cats, we’ve got to be extra careful about how the house is decorated and what the kitties have access to (especially in the kitchen!). Some of these tips you may already know, and some may be a surprise, but hopefully they will help you and your furry family make this a joyous season and not a scary one in a veterinary ER!

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3 Tips For A Purrfectly Safe Thanksgiving For Your Pet!

Family is coming to visit, recipe books are coming out, and plans are in motion for the perfect Thanksgiving dinner. Ovens are working overtime and delicious holiday smells fill the air. During this happy time of family, food and giving, people tend to become overly generous with their pets. There are so many chances for your dog or cat to eat something that can make them feel pretty bad or even cause more harm. Here are some great tips to remember and share with your guests to help keep your pet safe and happy during the upcoming holidays!

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Doggy Dental Dilemmas: Why Does My Pet’s Breath Smell?

Isn’t it wonderful to come home after a long day of work to a happy pup? He’s excited, and ready to lather you with kisses, so you bend down… and get knocked over by that breath! The reason? It’s very simple, and something you work on every morning; bacteria in your mouth. We all have it, and we all brush our own teeth, but only 1 out of 3 owners consider dental care for their pup! In celebration of National Pet Dental Health Month, here’s a run-down on why it’s so important. 

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