12 Essential Vitamins for a Healthy Pup

Posted by Chris Vanderhoof, DVM, MPH on Aug 3, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Vitamins are practically a household term. Many of us take some kind of vitamin, like a multivitamin, everyday. Without question, they’re considered a staple of good health. But what is a vitamin?..

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Topics: Pet Health

The Red, Itchy Ear: What It Means and What to Do

Posted by Chris Vanderhoof, DVM, MPH on Jul 21, 2020 7:49:43 AM

Have you ever flipped up your dog’s ear one day and discovered that it looks red and irritated? Or perhaps she suddenly started scratching one or both of her ears, maybe even rubbing her head on..

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Topics: Pet Health

How to Groom a Dog: A Vet's Perspective

Posted by Chris Vanderhoof, DVM, MPH on Jul 6, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Having a glistening, soft, healthy haircoat is a pretty normal goal for most pup parents to have when it comes to their pooch’s appearance.

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Topics: Pet Care

Helping a Dog Stop Whining

Posted by Morgan Tamez on Jun 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Has your dog not grown out of their whining puppy phase? The puppy dog eyes to get a bite of your food is cute the first couple times, but can become tiresome very quickly. So, how can this..

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Topics: Pet Health

How to Help Dogs with Separation Anxiety

Posted by Chris Vanderhoof, DVM, MPH on Jun 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM

You’re just getting back home from a grocery run. As you walk up to the door, you can hear your young pup howling away inside. At the sound of your keys turning in the lock, the howling stops...

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Topics: Pet Health

Why Do Dogs Like to Pee on Things (Like Fire Hydrants)

Posted by Chris Vanderhoof, DVM, MPH on May 18, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Ask almost any pup parent and they’ll tell you their pooch takes a special interest in being outside. There’s apparently all kinds of interesting smells, sounds, things to see...and things to pee..

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Topics: Pet Health

Why is Dog Pee Killing Grass on My Lawn?

Posted by Chris Vanderhoof, DVM, MPH on May 4, 2020 10:00:00 AM

 

It’s spring! It’s that time of year when many, including myself, get down and dirty with the gardening gloves, start pulling weeds, trim last year’s dead growth, and plant all kinds of wonderful..

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Topics: Pet Health

A Hairy Situation: Helping Cats with Hairballs

Posted by Chris Vanderhoof, DVM, MPH on Apr 20, 2020 8:00:00 AM

 

If you’re a cat parent, you know all too well that singular feeling when you’re walking barefoot through the house and your foot comes to rest on something small, soft, squishy, and wet. You..

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Topics: Pet Health

The Horrible Dog Hot Spot: 5 Causes and Treatment Tips

Posted by Chris Vanderhoof, DVM, MPH on Apr 6, 2020 8:00:00 AM

It’s a warm summer day.

 

When taking your pooch out for a walk yesterday, you noticed your beloved pup scratching at something on his neck, but you didn’t really see much there.

 

But you get..

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Topics: Pet Supplements and Vitamins

How Do Cats Know to Use the Litter Box?

Posted by Morgan Tamez on Mar 16, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Are you a new cat owner that’s worried about getting the right food, bed, and above all, a litterbox? Many people worry how long it can take to litter train a cat when they are first home...

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Topics: Cats