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Is Vitamin E Good for Dogs?

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Does your dog take any supplements as part of his health care regimen? Vitamins and minerals are found in food as nature makes it, but they are also commonly added to commercially available and home-prepared pet foods and treats. It’s most-ideal that we consume our vitamins and minerals as they are inherently found in food, […]

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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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Seasonal Pet Health Hazards Associated with Fall

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This article originally appeared on Dr. Mahaney’s The Daily Vet column on petMD. Fall is one of my favorite seasons. I fondly recall the sensations associated with brisk autumn temperatures, the aromas of drying plants, and the variety of colors bursting from withering leaves, all of which I experienced while living on the East Coast. Now that […]

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Ticks: Opportunistic Bloodsuckers and Vectors for Disease Transmission

One of these Lyme Disease spreading ticks could end up on you or your pet.

This article originally appeared on Dr. Mahaney’s The Daily Vet column on petMD. Now that you’ve gotten up to speed on the Clinical Signs, Infectious Diseases, and Natural Treatment Options for Fleas, let’s move onto the flea’s fellow blood-sucking proverbial cousin, the tick. Tick Appropriate Environments and Situational Opportunism Like fleas, ticks require the right combination of environmental […]

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Physiologic Urge or Taste Preference: Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

Cardiff Seeks Comfort in the Mondo Grass at Home in West Hollywood

This article originally appeared on Dr Mahaney’s The Daily Vet column on petMD. Why does my dog eat grass? I commonly get this question in my clinical practice, for which there are multiple answers. First, it is normal for a dog to eat grass. Second, dogs do so for a variety of reasons, with each possibility needing consideration […]

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