Chris Vanderhoof, DVM, MPH

Chris Vanderhoof, DVM, MPH
Chris is a seasoned veterinarian with over 15 years of animal health experience in small animal, large/farm animal, equine, and public health fields.

Recent Posts

Tips for Using Digestive Enzymes in Dogs

Posted by Chris Vanderhoof, DVM, MPH on Nov 3, 2020 10:22:52 AM

Anytime I go for a slice of pizza, a grilled cheese, or anything else with a lot of dairy, I know it’s a bit of a mixed blessing. Boy do I love those foods, but boy will I regret it later. 

 

What..

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Topics: Dogs

Tips for Caring for Senior Dogs

Posted by Chris Vanderhoof, DVM, MPH on Oct 5, 2020 8:00:00 AM

“He’s having a hard time getting up the stairs.”

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Topics: Pet Care, Dogs

6 Tips to Stop a Dog From Peeing in the House

Posted by Chris Vanderhoof, DVM, MPH on Sep 28, 2020 8:27:28 AM

There may be nothing more frustrating and stressing on the bond shared with a pet than to find a freshly laid urine puddle sitting on the kitchen floor. Or a wet spot on the carpet that you really..

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Topics: Pet Health

Cat UTI's, Bladder Stones, and Blockages

Posted by Chris Vanderhoof, DVM, MPH on Sep 7, 2020 8:00:00 AM

One of the great things about cats is that they are independent and fairly self-sufficient.

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Topics: Cats, Pet Health

Problem with Bad Dog Breath? Here's What to Do

Posted by Chris Vanderhoof, DVM, MPH on Aug 17, 2020 8:00:00 AM

I love dog kisses. Warm, wet tongue licks from my patients indicate a sense of connection and the bond I have with them. 

And, quite frankly, it just brightens my day to get a big lick in the face..

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Topics: Pet Health

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

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