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.

Why Does My Dog Need Blood Work Before Anesthesia? Dog Checkups & Preventive Care
Why Does My Dog Need Blood Work before Anesthesia?
Blood work is the easiest, fastest, cheapest, and least invasive way to investigate, discover and monitor many health conditions that your dog might have. Learn more about why blood work is asked for and why it can help your dog before, during and after surgery.
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Outdoor Puddles are More Dangerous Than They Appear Dog Checkups & Preventive Care
3 Ways Playing in Puddles Could be Deadly to Your Dog
Sure, it's cute when dogs jump and play around in puddles, but what you don't see is what could be lurking within. Learn about the microscopic, but dangerous, hidden health hazards.
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Zeuterin: Chemically Neutering Male Dogs Dog Checkups & Preventive Care
Zeuterin: Chemically Neutering Male Dogs
Surgery is no longer your only choice for neutering your dog. Learn about the new chemical process making waves in the veterinary world.
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Dog Checkups & Preventive Care
Pet Fire Safety
Don’t let a fire take any more than it needs to. Keep your pet out of harms way.
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Woman hiking with dog Dog Checkups & Preventive Care
Hiking With Your Pooch
King feels great, hiking with your dog feels even better!
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Dog in the water Dog Checkups & Preventive Care
Help Your Dog Beat the Heat This Summer!
Summer is the perfect time to enjoy beautiful parks, beaches, and backcountry trails with your pet. Just make sure you protect them from the potentially dangerous summer heat.
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Celebrating The 4th of July With Your Pets: Firework Safety Dog Checkups & Preventive Care
Firework Poisoning and Other 4th of July Safety Concerns
What seems like fun to you may terrify your pet.
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Keep Your Pet Safe This 4th of July Dog Checkups & Preventive Care
Dr. Ruth's Top 5 Tips for a Pet Safe 4th of July
Keep pets away from grills and human food and make sure they are always nearby to ensure their safety and health on this summer holiday.
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Girl jogging with her dog Dog Checkups & Preventive Care
Don't Run Your Dog Into The Ground! Pet Dangers and Running With Your Dog
Heat stroke, pad abrasions and soreness are just some of the risks of over-exerting your dog. Learn where the line is.
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Protect Your Pet from the Sun! Dog Checkups & Preventive Care
Protect Your Pet From The Sun!
Most dogs and cats have hair that protects them from sun damage. However, hairless cat and dog breeds, like the Sphynx and Mexican Hairless dog, respectively, are highly susceptible to sunburns and skin cancer.
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