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How to Spot Early Cancer Signs in Your Dog

Cancer. It’s a word none of us want to hear and it affects 50% of senior dogs older than ten. While that alarming statistic has grown in recent years, the good news is many cancers are treatable if caught early.

As a pet lover, you may wonder what causes cancer in dogs and how can you recognize the symptoms.  In this post, we’ll share some of the common cancer symptoms as well as a few of the typical types of cancer that dogs get.

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The Truth Behind 3 Common Kitty Myths

When was the last time we saw your cat?

A new study by the American Association of Feline Practitioners says that fewer than 48 percent of cats receive regular veterinary care. Why? Check out these common kitty myths. According to a recent survey…

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Canine Sports: Dock Diving is Making a Big Splash

Does your dog love the water?  Does he or she have a special toy they will do anything to retrieve?  Do they have a strong play drive?  If so, then the canine sport of dock diving or dock jumping may be for you.  Any breed, including mixes, and any size of dog can compete as long as they are six months old, healthy, and the love water!  Dogs compete for distance, leaping for height and swimming for speed.

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Training Your Cat to Scratch Appropriately

Contrary to popular belief, most cats can be trained, just ask our hospital cat Franklin! Owners can reinforce desired behavior in food-motivated pets by giving the treat as the cat completes the wanted behavior. The goal is to elicit the wanted behavior first so that you can reinforce it.

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Dog Obesity: How to Help Your Dog Lose Weight

What is obesity?
Obesity is defined as being overweight by 15 to 20 percent of an ideal body weight. Up to 44 percent of the pet population in North America is obese, making this condition the most common nutritional disorder among dogs.
 
How do I know if my dog is overweight?
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What is Kennel Cough?

What is kennel cough?
The medical term for kennel cough is canine infectious tracheobronchitis. This term localizes the most common clinical sign, coughing, to the trachea (windpipe) and bronchi (within the lungs). It may be caused by several viruses and bacteria. These include adenovirus type 2, parainfluenza virus and bacterium bordetella bronchiseptica. The infection spreads rapidly from dog to dog in close quarters, such as a boarding kennel, which is the origin of its name.
 
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The Latest Canine Influenza Outbreak

Since the canine influenza strain, known as CIV H3N2, first emerged in Chicago two years ago, it has spread sporadically to nearly 40 states across the country. Most recently, in late May, there were two dog shows in Florida and Georgia that incubated the latest outbreak.

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