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7 September, 2018

Pesky Parasites 101: Ear Mites in Dogs

Is your dog is continuously scratching their ears? Do they have a discharge from their ear canal, or do their ears seem irritated and inflamed? They may have ear mites! Ear mites in dogs are no fun at all! If left untreated, they can cause permanent ear problems and infections in the future. The good news is that ear mites …

7 September, 2018

A Guide to Cherry Eye in Dogs: Is This A Dog Eye Infection?

Most dog owners have heard about a condition often called “cherry eye in dogs.” But many seem to think that it’s not a major condition and that it won’t affect their pups health. Because of this, the issue is left untreated. But there’s nothing pretty or desirable about cherry eye. In many cases, it can lead to a deterioration of …

6 September, 2018

Planned Pethood: A Guide to the Famous Dr. Jeff Rocky Mountain Vet!

The brainchild of TV vet Dr. Jeff, Rocky Mountain Vet, Denver’s Planned Pethood is known around the country for its low-cost spay-neuter mobile vans, its training programs for vets, and its state-of-the-art veterinary hospital. Learn all about Dr. Jeff’s amazing vision here. What is Planned Pethood and Planned Pethood Plus? Not to be confused with Planned Parenthood, Planned Pethood is …

31 August, 2018

The Ultimate Guide to Von Willebrand Disease in Dogs

Von Willebrand disease in dogs is perhaps a condition that most pet parents have already heard of! Von Willebrand disease in dogs is an autosomal recessive condition that tends to affect a great deal of the canine population. However, today the disease seems to be most prevalent in the Doberman Pinschers, Shetland Sheepdog, and Chesapeake Bay Retriever dog breeds. So, …

31 August, 2018

8 Easy Tips on Getting Your Dog Exercise Strong

Do you want to get your dog exercise strong? Regular exercise with your dog is a great way to burn off some calories, spend some quality time with your pet, add to the monotonous routine of the daily walk and have some fun. Doing some exercise with your dog offers great benefits for both of you. A large percentage of …

31 August, 2018

Antibiotics 101: A Guide to Doxycycline for Dogs

Doxycycline for dogs is an antibiotic from the tetracyclines family. The original members of this broad-spectrum antibiotic group include tetracycline and oxytetracycline. Doxycycline, however, is a more modern drug with fewer side effects and a higher safety margin. These features tend to make doxycycline the medication of choice when a tetracycline antibiotic is indicated. For Bacterial Infection in Dogs: What …