Health & Wellness

Just like us, our dogs can get sick. Keep on top of your dog’s health and wellness with tips and advice written and reviewed by our Vets.

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Dog Teeth Cleaning & Dental Care

Does your dog have bad breath? Are their teeth clean? Learn more about dental care for dogs and get tips to help ensure your dog has a clean, healthy mouth.
The Risk of Anesthesia in Cats and Dogs

The Risk of Anesthesia in Pets

For some pet owners, discussions about procedures that involve anesthesia can be stressful. Many of us have heard stories about life-threatening complications that...
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Ear Infections in Dogs

Ear infections are a common reason for dogs to visit their veterinarian. Studies suggest that the prevalence of ear disease in dogs can be as high as 20%.
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Why Does My Dog Lick His Paws?

The hands-down, most common reason for dogs licking paws or chewing their paws is skin disease. Anything that causes the skin to become itchy and inflamed will generally do the trick, and the paws are an easy target for your dog to lick.
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Bone Cancer in Dogs

Canine cancer can be a dog owners’ worst nightmare and few other cancers are as terrifying as bone cancer. Osteosarcoma is the most common form of bone cancer found in dogs, accounting for around 85% of total bone tumors.

Why Does My Dog Eat Cat Poo?

The technical term for eating feces is ‘Coprophagia’ which sounds about as unpleasant as the act itself can be. This rather undesirable behavior can be normal in puppies.
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Dog Vaccines: When to get them and which ones you need

Has your dog had a vaccination recently? Regular dog vaccinations play a vital role in keeping your dog healthy and protecting them from viral infections.
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How Much Exercise Does a Dog Need Everyday?

An average of somewhere around 1 to 2 hours per day of exercise is right for the majority of dogs, but this varies between dogs. Variables such as breed, age, and overall health make it necessary to tailor an exercise program to your dog's specific needs.
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Diarrhea in Dogs: When to Worry

For dog owners diarrhea can be a relatively frequent occurrence and knowing when to worry can be important. We run through what you need to know.
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Understanding Bloodwork for Dogs and Cats

When you think of preventive medicine for dogs and cats, you probably think of vaccinations or flea and heartworm prevention. But what about...

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