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

How to Train a Puppy to Potty: 5 Tips You Need to Know

Posted by Chris Vanderhoof, DVM, MPH on Feb 24, 2020 7:22:51 AM

Having a new puppy takes patience, time, and dedication. And a lot of this time and patience is dedicated to training.

 

So, it can be super disheartening to spend so much time teaching your new..

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Topics: Pet Health

Keep Your Furry Friend Happy with These 5 Pet Health Tips

Posted by Chris Vanderhoof, DVM, MPH on Jan 13, 2020 8:00:00 AM
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Topics: Pet Health

Obesity in Pets: How to Make a Weight Loss Plan

Posted by Chris Vanderhoof, DVM, MPH on Oct 15, 2019 2:43:26 PM

As you might imagine, I’m asked a lot of questions during pet health appointments. But with inquiries ranging from anxiety to dental health, the most popular topics relate to diet and weight.

 

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Topics: Pet Supplements and Vitamins, Pet Health

Simple Ways To Exercise Your Dog

Posted by Morgan Tamez on Sep 24, 2019 8:45:02 AM

As a society, we are obsessed with the allure of the healthy culture. We always strive to eat right, keep healthy habits, and exercise as much as possible. As important as this movement is, it..

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Topics: Pet Health

Dog Scooting 101: 5 Causes and How to Help Your Pup

Posted by Chris Vanderhoof, DVM, MPH on Mar 23, 2019 6:00:00 AM

It’s that scenario many of us are familiar with. It might be at home (typically when friends or family are visiting), maybe it’s on a walk through the neighborhood, or at the dog park. Your pup..

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Topics: Dogs, Pet Health

Why Spay or Neuter Your Dog or Cat? Here’s 5 Important Reasons

Posted by Chris Vanderhoof, DVM, MPH on Feb 28, 2019 7:47:04 AM

So you’ve got that new puppy or kitten and you’ve been agonizing over getting him or her “fixed” and when. Perhaps your breeder has told you one thing and your next door neighbor has told you..

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Topics: Cats, Dogs, Pet Health