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Kibble: The Junk Food of Pet Food?

Kibble: The Junk Food of Pet Food?

We all know the positive side of kibble, dry pet food: it is amazingly convenient and has a long storage life. Many dry foods have a shelf life of years. We also know these foods are balanced to meet a certain level of nutrition. But there are definitely downsides to...

Symptoms and Sources of Your Pet’s Allergies

Symptoms and Sources of Your Pet’s Allergies

Like people, pets are subject to a wide variety of allergies. The big difference is that we can usually identify our symptoms, ask for help, and resolve the issues, while our pets rely on us to figure out what is wrong and how to help. Spotting the Symptoms Our first...

Second Opinions for Your Pet’s Diagnosis?

Second Opinions for Your Pet’s Diagnosis?

Second opinions in people medicine are common. And smart. The same is true for veterinary medicine. In fact, even though I see patients in person as a veterinarian near Lafayette, Indiana an increasing number of my patients are virtual… pet parents seeking a second...

Do Vomiting Dogs Need to Drink More Water?

Do Vomiting Dogs Need to Drink More Water?

Depending on the age of your dog, vomiting can be very serious. If it’s a young puppy who has not had all its vaccines it could even indicate infection with parvovirus—which could be fatal if untreated. The dehydration from vomiting makes any age dog at risk of...

Helping Your Cat If They’re Diagnosed with Cancer

Helping Your Cat If They’re Diagnosed with Cancer

Cancer is a diagnosis no one wants for their pet, and because cats are such particular creatures, it’s often a harder diagnosis to hear for them as they limit what they let us do to them. For example, it is harder to change cats’ diets; it is harder to give multiple...

Dog Ownership: Things to Consider

Dog Ownership: Things to Consider

Having a dog is more than providing a yard rope, food, and water. Responsible dog ownership is a big responsibility. Considerations Before Committing Owning a dog is a serious long-term commitment. Depending on the breed you can expect to have your dog between 10 and...

How Long to Feed Puppy Food to Your Pup

How Long to Feed Puppy Food to Your Pup

The idea with puppy food is that it provides the added nutrition a growing dog needs. Therefore, your puppy should eat puppy food until she is no longer growing, which is going to depend on the breed. Little dogs, like the Maltese, do not grow anywhere near as long as...

Holistic Healthcare for Your Cat

Holistic Healthcare for Your Cat

Raising a holistic cat requires a slightly different approach than the holistic dog. While the same principles apply, cats can be more sensitive to medications and some cats are quite particular about changes in diet. It is easiest to start as kittens, however, that...

Is Your Dog an Athlete?

Is Your Dog an Athlete?

Trick question! Perhaps you’ve never thought of it like that but, if you’ve ever seen your dog chase a ball, then it might be obvious that your dog has natural athletic abilities! Sure, a “purse” dog and a sport dog may not seem terribly similar, but think about it…...

Disaster Preparation: Don’t Forget Your Pet!

Disaster Preparation: Don’t Forget Your Pet!

When preparing for a disaster, you may have learned to focus on the 5 P’s: People, Pets, Prescriptions, Pictures, and Papers. But when it comes to preparing for the unknown that a disaster can bring, aside from not forgetting your pet, how do you prepare for your...

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