Category Archives: dogs

Gorge

Today’s WordPress one-word prompt is gorge. One definition of gorge is:  to eat a large amount greedily; fill oneself with food. A veterinarian at times sees some pretty unusual things and I often wish I would have documented some of those … Continue reading

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Vintage Dog Food and Nostalgia

I was watching an old Johnny Carson show from the 1970s the other night when Johnny mentioned Gaines Burgers. I looked at my husband and said, “Aww, Gaines burgers! I had forgotten all about those!” Hubby, who didn’t have dogs … Continue reading

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Circle of Life

I walk a lot in my quaint little neighborhood.  I guess you could say we live in a valley (our neighborhood name even has the word Valley in it).  It’s very hilly and woodsy and we live at sort of … Continue reading

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FAQ on Canine Influenza from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

Many of you may have already seen articles in the news about the Canine Influenza outbreak in the Midwest.  Here is a link about Canine Influenza from the AVMA which does a great job in answering commonly asked questions.   Please be … Continue reading

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Ten Halloween Safety Tips for Pets

Halloween can be a stressful time for pets.  Most veterinary practices see an increase in visits at this time of year.  Here are some handy tips to keep in mind to keep your pet safe this Halloween. Let’s face it: … Continue reading

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Chocolate Toxicity in Pets

If you’ve noticed I’ve been writing more veterinary posts lately, you have noticed correctly!  Lately, I’ve had a hard time coming up with topics for posts, so I decided since I really enjoy writing about animal health, I would write … Continue reading

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Anal Sac Disease in Dogs

Dogs have two anal sacs on each side of the anus, at about the five and seven o’clock positions (in reference to the circumference of the anus).  Problems with the anal sacs are extremely common in small animals, especially dogs. … Continue reading

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