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Recovering from ACL Surgery #PetHealthAwareness

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This post is sponsored by BlogPaws. I am being compensated to support Pet Health Awareness Month with an educational post, but DogTipper only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. BlogPaws is not responsible for the content of this article. I am happy to say that this is the last week of Irie’s […]

Ebola and Dogs: What You Need to Know

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We know that many of you are following the news about Ebola. Living in Texas, we see it not only on the national news but the local news as well, as the only cases in the US have been found in Dallas. Today we received this list of excellent information from  BluePearl Veterinary Partners about […]

9 Tips to Help Your Dog After ACL Surgery

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As you know, our Irie had surgery on her right rear leg on August 25. She had TPLO (tibial plateau leveling osteotomy) surgery to stabilize her stifle (knee) joint, all due to a tear in the ACL (or known as CCL or cranial cruciate ligament in dogs). Whew…that’s a mouthful! Irie spent just one night […]

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 […]

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