How To Avoid the Bends

When I was in college, I decided to conquer my fear of drowning by getting certified in scuba diving. In retrospect, I really had no business being there, but I guess that’s what your twenties is for. At one point … Continue reading

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“Feed Your Pet to Avoid the Vet”: Slow Cooked Home Made Pet Food

My veterinary medical education was slanted towards diagnosis and treatment and not nutrition and prevention. That’s the way vets are trained. Don’t expect your vet to embrace home cooking. We were trained to advise owners to stick with “complete and … Continue reading

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Help your dog avoid heatstroke this summer

Every year, veterinarians treat dogs who needlessly develop  heat stroke. And just like people, dogs that become severely overheated can become very ill and even die. It’s important to remember that your dog cannot remove himself from a dangerous situation. … Continue reading

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How to Avoid Surrendering Your Pet

There are plenty of reasons people give for why they need to surrender their pets to a shelter (or abandon them outdoors). Some of these surrendered animals are adopted by new homes, but others are killed in shelters, hit by … Continue reading

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How to Avoid a New Pet Nightmare

All too often, new pet parents find themselves in over their heads. A new dog is chewing up the furniture, or a new cat is peeing outside the litter box. I hate to break it to you, but if you … Continue reading

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