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Do Some Breeds Age “Faster” Than Others?

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At what age is your pet considered to be senior?  There is no simple answer for every cat and dog, but the general principle practiced by many veterinarians (including myself) is that pets having achieved seven years of age have entered the senior phase of their lives. The conventional perspective that one pet year equals […]

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What We Do When There Are Tumors On the Inside and On the Outside

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Before Cardiff became sick with his cancer reoccurrence, a plan to address several superficial skin masses that had gradually developed on the surface of Cardiff’s skin was in the works.   Despite the fact that his teeth appeared quite clean from my nightly brushing endeavors, my plan was to anesthetize him for a dental cleaning […]

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How to Make Your Dog Smell Better

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Does your canine companion exude a bad odor? From what body part or parts could such a bad smell originate? Health problems affecting your dog’s mouth, skin, or other body parts could be contribuitng do your pooch’s funky odor. Check out my veterinary perspective on stinky dogs via Men’s Journal: How to Make Your Dog […]

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Memorial for Viking the German Shepherd Dog

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Letting a beloved pet go is never easy for any owner, but we veterinarians also experience loss in this process. Earlier this summer, I helped a dog that I’ve know for years as a neighbor and friend of Cardiff’s to transition out of this world. Viking was a senior, German Shepherd Dog who led a […]

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What Congress’ Passing of the Veterinary Mobility Act Means for You and Your Pets

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  This article originally appeared on Dr. Mahaney’s The Daily Vet column on PetMD as What Congress’ Passing of the Veterinary Mobility Act Means for You and Your Pets   Great news emerged recently from the U.S.. House, which passed an act that is very important to veterinarians, our clients, and our patients: theVeterinary Medicine Mobility […]

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