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Dogs


Pyometra is a Terrifying Word

by Dr. Michelle Ahmann

Pyometra. It is a terrifying word for most of us. It means that you may lose your valuable breeding animal or show dog or more importantly, your family member. Pyometra is a true reproductive related emergency and as such strikes fear into our hearts. Let's back up and take a deeper look at the whole process and what we can control to help for the best possible outcome.


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Coronavirus in Humans and Animals

CoronavirusThe news is filled with breaking stories about the spread of a novel Coronavirus, dubbed CoVID-19.  This is a scary disease, and recent news reports have led to many questions from pet owners and travelers alike. The disease is named “coronavirus” as the virus appears to be crown-like in electron microscope images.


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Preparing Your Pet For Moving

Moving can be a stressful experience for you and your family, so don’t forget it can also be a stressful time for your pet. Pets can get used to a routine and what’s familiar. They also sense when their family is stressed and can pick up on your feelings. Therefore, it's vital to stay in tune with your dog or cat's demeanor and behavior during your packing, moving, and unpacking process.


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Protecting Your Pets from Common Poisons

Most people think of bleach or rat poison when they think of household toxins. If that’s you, you’re right. Yet, there are many other less obvious items that could pose a hazard.

Take sugar-free gum for instance. Did you know that it contains xylitol, which can cause liver failure in your dog? The popular sugar substitute is also in certain brands of toothpaste and sweetener packets for coffee and tea. Yet, it can be deadly to your dog.


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Can Wildlife Make Your Pet Sick?

If your pet spends time in the great outdoors, you may not give much thought to who he shares that space with—but you should. From deer and coyotes to foxes, skunks, bats, and raccoons, wild animals can pose a serious threat as they carry a variety of diseases that can be transmitted to pets and people. 


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