SHOULD YOU GET ANOTHER DOG?

Alex Lieber FRIENDS Should you get a “pet” for your pet? This question is often asked of veterinarians, but the answer is not as simple as the question. Many people want to get another pet so the resident dog or cat will have a playmate during working hours. The...

SHOULD YOU BREED YOUR DOG?

General Practice & Preventative Medicine –  Theriogenology SHOULD YOUR DOG REPRODUCE? You love your dog dearly and think, wouldn’t the world be a better place if there were more dogs just like her or him? However, before you breed your dog, take some time...

HOW TO TRIM YOUR DOG’S TOENAILS

Dr. Dawn Ruben General Practice & Preventative Medicine OVERVIEW When you hear the telltale “click-click-click” as your dog walks across the tile floor, you know it’s that time again – time to trim the toenails. Trimming your dog’s nails is not...

HOW TO TELL IF YOUR DOG IS ILL

General Practice & Preventative Medicine QUESTIONNAIRE Your dog cannot explain his symptoms, so it’s the responsibility of you and your veterinarian to keep him healthy. Dogs are very good at hiding their illness so it is up to you to observe your dog for...

HOW TO BRUSH YOUR DOG’S TEETH

Dr. William Rosenblad Dentistry & Oral Medicine BRUSHING TEETH Dental disease (especially periodontal disease) is the most common disease in our canine companions. It is also one of the most preventable and treatable diseases. Fortunately, we can reduce or even...

10 WAYS TO HELP AN ARTHRITIC DOG

Orthopedics & Musculoskeletal Diseases HELPFUL TIPS Arthritis refers to inflammation or swelling in a joint. The cause can be abnormal bone or joint development, instability of the surrounding ligaments and tendons, damage or injury to the joint, an infection, or...