Weight Management for the Overweight and Obese Pet

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  You may not be aware, but pet obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the U.S.  In 2014, the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP)conducted it’s annual National Pet Obesity Awareness Day Survey by partnering with veterinarians and establishing that 52.7 percent of dogs and 57.9 percent of cats are overweight or obese. That’s nearly nearly […]

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petMD Provides Advice to Dog Owners in Midst of Canine Influenza Outbreak

Did you know that dogs can also be infected with influenza virus. They are actually prone to influenza from pigs (“swine flu”), within their own species (canine influenza), and potentially from other species (time will tell). At the advent of the outbreak of canine influenza in April, 2015 in the midwest, I weighed in on […]

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The Natural Approach to Canine Arthritis

The Natural Approach to Canine Arthritis by Dr. Patrick Mahaney Arthritis pain in dogs is one of the most common reasons dog owners pursue evaluation and treatment with a veterinarian. Arthritis happens when one or more of the body’s joints are inflamed. When untreated, canine arthritis can progress to osteoarthritis (OA) where the cartilage surfaces […]

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Dr. Patrick Mahaney Debunks Dog Training Myths for AOL PawNation

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Have a dog behavior concern? Check out my veterinary perspective on canine conduct via AOL’s PawNation: Dog Training Myths Debunked Thank you for reading this article.  Your questions and comments are completely welcome (I’ll respond). Please feel free to communicate with me through Twitter (@PatrickMahaney) and follow my adventures in veterinary medicine by liking Patrick Mahaney: Veterinarian Acupuncture […]

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Pet Food Ingredients: The Questionable

This article originally appeared on my ongoing series of articles for Flexcin International, Inc as Pet Food Labels: Questionable Pet Food Ingredients As part of our “Reading Pet Food Labels” series, we covered the basics along with the ‘Good’ and ‘Bad’ ingredients. Now it’s time to cover the ‘Questionable’ ingredients you may find in your pet’s food or treats. The questionable nature of these […]

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