Exercise

How the Dog Days of Summer Put Your Pet’s Health at Risk

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This article originally appeared on Dr. Mahaney’s The Daily Vet column on petMD. The dog days of summer (or every day in regions that are balmy year-round) present numerous hazards and stressors associated with warm weather and summertime festivities for our pets. Summertime Climate Changes Increased heat creates a variety of health risks for pets. Unlike humans, […]

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Prioritize Your Pet’s Safety When ‘Bombs are Bursting’ in the Air

Cardiff 4th of July Hat Dress Flag

This article originally appeared on Dr Mahaney’s The Daily Vet column on petMD. The 4th of July is an all-American tradition celebrating our country’s independence, yet our pets don’t necessarily share the same patriotic perspective. The stressful stimuli to which our companion animals are exposed can motivate the canine or feline version of Independence Day […]

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On the Road Again—Pet Safety Tips

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Now that you’ve read The Summertime Pet Safety Series parts I (The Dog Days of Summer) and II (Summertime Festive Food Safety), let’s move onto the final topic of pet-safe car travel. Summertime presents abundant opportunities to get outside; far more than permitted during winter’s chilly months. Sunny skies and balmy weather motivate plans for […]

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Top Ten Topics Veterinarians Wish Pet Owners Better Understood Part 2

Cardiff Could Be Considered a Lemon by Health Standards Correlating with Breeding

This article originally appeared on Dr Mahaney’s The Daily Vet column on petMD. How do thriving puppies and kittens become unhealthy dogs and cats in their adult and senior years? To further explore this topic, I created a list — Top Ten Topics Veterinarians Wish Pets Owners Better Understood. Last week I gave you the first five. Let’s […]

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Top Ten Topics Veterinarians Wish Pet Owners Better Understood Part 1

Cardiff is actually wearing a leash to prevent him from from leaping into the watery void

This article originally appeared on Dr Mahaney’s The Daily Vet column on petMD. Having been a veterinary clinical practitioner since 1999, I’ve had had numerous opportunities to observe trends of illness and wellness in my patients. My professional experiences have provided valuable insight into the most important aspects of care by which pet owners should abide. How do thriving […]

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