Are Holiday Plants Toxic to Your Pet

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With Halloween and Thanksgiving behind us (see Top 5 Halloween Pet Safety Tips and Thanksgiving Holiday Pet Safety Tips), the fall-winter holiday season forges forward with the festivities of Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s Eve.  As we decorate our dwellings for these celebrations, keep in mind that festive plants can be potentially toxic when eaten […]

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Human and Pet Hazards at the Dog Park

Radiographic Evidence of Fracture to Tip of My Nasal Bone

On innumerable occasions in my clinical practice, I have witnessed our canine companions incurring health problems stemming from dog parks. In doing regular emergency work (along with my house call acupuncture practice), I treat dog bites, acute onset lameness, blunt trauma, digestive issues from eating dirt or organism-contaminated water, and other ailments affecting companion animals. […]

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Feline Friend of Kat Von D Dies in House Fire

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Hello readers of Patrick’s Blog, I hope that you had a great Thanksgiving surrounded by loved ones and healthy pets. Perhaps you read my “Thanksgiving Holiday Pet Safety Tips“, which I would love for you to share with other pet owners throughout the holiday season. Recently, a patient of mine tragically died in a house […]

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Thanksgiving Holiday Pet Safety Tips

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Starting with Halloween, the fall-winter holiday season yields innumerable hazards to our pets (see Top 5 Halloween Pet Safety Tips).  The potential danger continues into Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwaanza, New Year’s Eve, or other holiday of your choice.  Pet hazards lurk in festive foods, decorations, and schedule and environment changes.  Take the following precautions, as […]

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I Give Thanks for Good Health by Donating Cesar Foods to the DELTA Rescue

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My dad went to BlogPaws West 2010 and made a great business connection with Cesar foods (no, not Cesar Millan, who my dad did meet randomly at the St Regis in Aspen, CO). As a reward for tweeting about how much he loves me to @CesarCuisine, Cesar sent my dad cases of their Bistro and […]

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