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The Caring Vet: 4th of July Pet Safety Tips

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In The Caring Vet Column, Dr. Jeff Werber offers some ideas for keeping our pets safe during the upcoming 4th of the July holiday. For most of us, the 4th of July is a blast! We have a day off from work, we often have a BBQ with all the goodies that go with it—including […]

The Caring Vet: Spring and Summer Safety

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In The Caring Vet Column, Dr. Jeff Werber offers some hot tips for keeping your canine cool and comfortable as the weather warms and outdoor activities beckon. Spring is here, and if your weather is anything like mine here in Southern California, you may already be feeling the warmer climate making its move. Warmer weather […]

The Caring Vet: Pet Microchips, Possible Life Savers

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“That microchip might just save your pet’s life!” Although smaller than a grain of rice, a pet microchip can make a huge contribution to your pet’s security. In The Caring Vet Column, Dr. Jeff Werber discusses the benefits of microchip technology. I have the privilege of working with a number of rescue groups in the […]

The Caring Vet: Preventing Weight Gain During Winter

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Recent record cold temperatures across the US have created a host of problems including the disruption of regular exercise routines. For pet parents and their dogs, this can mean less activity and more couch time. Below, in The Caring Vet Column, Dr. Jeff Werber discusses how weight gain often accompanies canine inaction as well as […]

The Caring Vet: Heading Off Holiday Pet Problems

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With the holiday season bearing down like a runaway sleigh, it’s important to consider how to help our dogs cope with the added excitement and change of routine that the holidays bring. Pet parents know that dogs (and many humans!) are creatures of habit; below in The Caring Vet Column, Dr. Jeff Werber addresses the […]

The Caring Vet: Keeping Your Dog Safe During Cold And Flu Season

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The advent of winter weather signals the beginning of cold and flu season for humans. These illnesses are more prevalent when folks spend more time indoors where germs are more easily passed between them. We all know the drill for preventing the spread of our seasonal maladies, but what about our dogs? Are they also susceptible […]

The Caring Vet: Helping Arthritic Dogs Cope with the Cold

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In cold weather, joints stiffen up and are less prone to movement. As people with arthritis know, joints feel stiffer in the morning and during cold weather. When it’s cold, we’re more reluctant to get up and get moving, the one thing that will help! That’s the double whammy of arthritis in the winter, the […]

The Caring Vet: Tips for Making Thanksgiving Pet Friendly

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Don’t look now, but the holiday season is in full swing. And, don’t think your pets don’t know it! Even if they appear to be unaware of the hustle and bustle around them, they know that something is up. Delicious smells emanating from the kitchen, an extra level of excitement from the kids and a […]

The Caring Vet: Ten Tips for Safer Pet Travel

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Many dogs love to go riding in the car with their pet parents (most cats are another story!) But whether you are traveling for pleasure or by necessity (like taking a pet to the vet’s office) there are a few things to consider before you hit the road. Below, in “The Caring Vet Column,” Dr. […]

The Caring Vet: Bringing Home a Puppy

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The decision to add a new furry family member should be a time of joy for the household, especially if your family has prepared properly for the event. The more research and planning you do beforehand has a direct effect on the success of the adoption process and eventually how happy and healthy your dog […]

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