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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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Holistic Vets: Dr. Mahaney Discusses Benefits of Joint Support Products for Dogs

On this edition of Holistic Vets Tracie Hotchner and I cover the merits of providing our pets having joint issues a daily dose of a chondroprotectant (supplement or medication that promotes healthy cartilage and joints). We are both big fans of ActivPhy, which has done wonders for Tracie’s old pooch Jazzy, both her mobility and her […]

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Canine and Feline Diabetes: Are Caretakers and Pet Foods at Fault?

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This article appeared on petMD as part of Dr Mahaney’s The Daily Vet series. Diabetes is a life altering disease for cats, dogs, and the people who take on the daily insulin administering and financial backing roles. There are two types of diabetes affecting our companion animals: mellitus and insipidus. Mellitus is the more common […]

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Why Pets Pee: Recognizing a Problem and Promoting a Healthy Urinary Tract

This article appeared on petMD’s The Daily Vet on October 18, 2011. “Why pets pee” sounds like the amusing title of an educational children’s book, yet pet owners are often faced with the uncomfortable reality of Fido or Fluffy’s urinary mannerisms. People often take their pet’s normal house training habits for granted once good patterns […]

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Dr Patrick Mahaney Weighs in on National Pet Obesity Awareness Day for petMD

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This article appeared on petMD’s The Daily Vet to commemorate National Pet Obesity Awareness Day (Wednesday, October 13, 2011). Do you have a corpulent canine or flabby feline? Can you determine if your pet is overweight or obese? What can be done to safely promote weight loss and improved health? These are all questions pet […]

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