Getting Fit with #HillsPet

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We all know how difficult it can be to lose weight. You try and try…and sometimes the results are just not noticeable. But, then other times you get a diet and it just works. Your clothes fit better. You feel better. You feel more confident, and it shows as you become more active and get […]

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 […]

Avoiding Lyme Disease

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At last week’s BlogPaws conference, I had the opportunity to attend a private breakfast sponsored by Virbac Animal Health and hosted by Steve Dale, well-known for his books, radio show, and more. We discussed an important topic for both pets and humans: Lyme disease. In the first of a series of posts I’ll be doing […]

Recognizing Pedigree Health Problems

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As our regular readers know, both Irie and Tiki are mixed breed dogs. They are mixes of mixes, each with over four breeds in their makeup. (Tiki is Doberman, Poodle, Shetland sheepdog, and Bulldog…and more breeds to faint to be identified in a DNA test! Irie is Coonhound, Lab, and German Shorthaired Pointer.) Besides curiosity […]

Proper Oral Care for Pets

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In honor of National Pet Dental Health Month, we have a special guest post today from Dr. Heather Loenser. I’d love to know what the most common question is for a pet owner to ask their veterinarian. In my case, besides “Why does my dog eat [fill in the blank]?” I must get asked by […]

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: 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. […]