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Is Toilet Water Safe for Pets to Drink?

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In my veterinary practice, I’m always striving to find ways to keep my canine and feline patiets as safe as possible when it comes to exposure to toxins in the home or environment. What owners may not recognize is that there are so many places where a pet can come in contact with a chemical or […]

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What is a Titer Test, and is it Right for Your Pet?

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I’m not anti-vaccination when it comes to the health of my canine and feline patients and personal pet. I’m pro-judicious vaccination where the patient’s health status, age, lifestyle, and current level of immunity from vaccinations is combined with adherence to state-mandated legal requirements. Yet, I feel many pets living in the U.S. are overvaccinated and […]

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Can You Over-Vaccinate Your Pet?

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What vaccinations does your pet need to remain free from fatal or non-fatal disease? Is your pet legally required to receive vaccinations? The approach to vaccinating our canine and feline companions should be strategically tailored to the individual pet but also follow legally required guidelines. In my holistic veterinary practice, I strive to keep my […]

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What to Do When Your Dog is Diagnosed with Cancer: Treatment, Prognosis, and Aftercare

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As you may already know, I’m very passionate about pet cancer awareness, treatment, and prevention. My own dog Cardiff is still in remission for T-Cell Lymphoma and it’s been almost 3 years since his first diagnosis (he’s had two Lymphoma episodes). I’ve learned so much about veterinary practice from Cardiff’s illness over the years. Additionally, […]

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How Air Fresheners Can Affect Your Pet’s Health

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By David F. Kramer I’ve not authored this article, but I contributed my veterinary perspective to David F. Kramer’s work. This article originally appeared on PetMD as How Air Fresheners Can Affect Your Pet’s Health. As parents and caregivers, one of the earliest lessons we learn is the concept of “baby-proofing”—keeping toxic substances and dangerous […]

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