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Dr. Patrick Mahaney Weighs in on Canine Cognitive Dysfunction for People.com

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Are you aware that just like people, older dogs can develop various degrees of decline in their brain function that can negatively impact their quality of life?  Doggie dementia is a real thing and well known in the veterinary community as canine cognitive dysfunction (CCD).   Beyond being older, there’s not one specific reason why […]

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Dr. Patrick Mahaney Talks Taking Care of Your Pet’s Ears for Animal Wellness Magazine

Does your pet suffer from ear problems?  Can any proactive measures be taken to prevent painful ear inflammation and infection?  The goods news is that owners can help reduce the potential their canine or feline companion will be affected by common ailments affecting the ears.   Recently, I weighed in on the topic for Animal […]

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Human-Grade Foods Are Better for Pets Than Animal-Grade Foods – Part 2

This article originally appeared on PetMD.com As you know, if you are a regular reader, my dog Cardiff is thriving despite being under long-term chemotherapy for his second emergence of T-Cell Lymphoma. I generally see that my patients who eat whole-food diets throughout their lives have fewer health problems. Additionally, my patients who consume whole-food diets that […]

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Can Grass Kill Your Dog?

Grass seems like such a harmless, integral part of nature that appears to dogs, cats, and humans alike. Yet, there can be negative health associated with contact with or consumption of grass. Learn more about grass and your pet’s health via my contributions to this article for PetMD: Can Grass Kill Your Dog? When it […]

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Can Groundhogs Spread Diseases to Humans?

This article originally appeared on Dr. Mahaney’s Pet-Lebrity News column on Pet360.com as Can Groundhogs Spread Diseases to Humans? This week, we celebrated Groundhog Day, an event in which a Punxsutawney, PA-based groundhog (Punxsutawney Phil) predicts the fate of Americans by predicting a prolonged winter or early spring. If Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow upon […]

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