Dog Checkups & Preventive Care

Keeping your dog safe and healthy is a full-time job. It takes more than going to see the veterinarian when sickness is obvious. Here you’ll find advice and precautionary tips for the long-term wellbeing of your canine.

Dog Checkups & Preventive Care
What to Expect During Your Pet’s Annual Exam
Pets can’t tell you how they’re feeling and you can’t always tell when they’re sick.
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Dog Checkups & Preventive Care
New Study Shows Link Between Ticks and Kidney Disease
Tick encounters are increasingly hard to avoid. A new study from IDEXX shows a connection between one of these conditions—chronic kidney disease (CKD)—and dogs exposed to infected ticks.
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Fall Dangers and Your Dog
Common pet emergencies that bring dogs into the ER during fall.
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Seven Tips to Enhance Your Aging Dog’s Longevity
What can we do to enhance the longevity of our canine companions?
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Fleas: Everything You Need to Know and More
Fleas are well known as voracious feeders.
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Fourth of July Safety Tips for Dogs
While the fireworks and celebrations are exciting and fun for us pet parents, they can be quite daunting and stressful for our pets.
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Summertime Dehydration and Your Dog
Dogs get hot faster than people, and it’s easy for even the healthiest of dogs to become dehydrated.
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4 Tips to Keep Your Dog Pain Free
Dogs are good at hiding pains. Here are a few tips to keep your dog pain free.
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Your Pet First Aid Kit
Emergencies are scary and stressful for everyone, even the most trained and prepared people. I am a firm believer in preparing for pet emergencies before they happen.
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Exciting Ultrasound Technology Will Help Veterinarians Diagnose Dogs
Mack, an 8-year-old Beagle, presented for lameness in his right, back leg. I suggested an orthopedic ultrasound
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