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Adopting a Shelter Dog

September 15, 2020

October Is Adopt A Shelter Dog Month! We’re happy to help put the ‘spot’ light on this wonderful cause. There are just far too many cute, lovable pooches in shelters, hoping someone will adopt them. A local Greater Cincinnati vet discusses adopting Fido below. Benefits There are some great reasons to get your canine pal from a shelter. For one thing, you’ll be able to pick your pooch out from a lineup of adorable pups. … Read More »

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Spoil Your Dog Day

August 01, 2020

Spoil Your Dog Day is August 10th. If we were to poll our canine patients on how they’d like to spend the day, we have a pretty good idea what they’d say. (Spoiler alert: there would be a lot of bacon involved.) While we love seeing our furry friends pampered, we also like seeing them healthy. Read on as a local Greater Cincinnati vet lists some great ways to get that tail wagging. Treats Treats … Read More »

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Take Your Dog to Work Day

June 15, 2020

Did you know that June 26th is Take Your Dog To Work Day? Of course, More people are working from home than ever before. That means many of our canine patients are already accompanying their humans to work! In this article, a local Greater Cincinnati vet offers some tips on getting things done with Fido underfoot. Schedule If possible, walk and play with your furry pal before you start work. It may not be a … Read More »

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Animal Disaster Preparation Day

May 01, 2020

May 9th is Animal Disaster Preparation Day. Of course, many of us have learned a lot about preparation lately. However, even with the coronavirus dominating the news, it’s important to be ready for other issues, such as fires and floods. Here, a Greater Cincinnati vet offers a few pointers on animal disaster preparation. Carrier If you don’t have a travel carrier for your pet, this is the time to get one. For dogs or cats, … Read More »

Heartworm Awareness Month

April 01, 2020

April is Heartworm Awareness Month! We know, heartworms may not be the most pleasant thing to discuss. It’s much more fun to talk about Fido’s puppyhood antics or his love of treats. However, keeping your beloved pet protected from heartworms is very important. A Greater Cincinnati vet discusses heartworms below. Basics Heartworms are parasitic worms that infest dogs’ hearts, lungs, and arteries. They are in larval form at the time of infestation. It usually takes … Read More »

Could your dog’s food be causing heart disease?

March 11, 2020

The FDA and the scientific veterinary community have been examining a connection between Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) and certain BEG diets. The recently coined term “BEG diets” refers to boutique diets with exotic ingredients, and/or grain-free diets. DCM is a life-threatening condition in which the heart becomes enlarged and weakened so that it is progressively less able to pump blood through the body. Currently, it is not well understood why some dogs develop DCM, but most dogs with … Read More »

Senior Dog Care

February 15, 2020

Did you know that dogs age at different rates? Fido’s size has a lot to do with when he will become a senior. Big dogs can enter their golden years as young as age six, while small dogs may not become seniors until they are 10 or even older. However, no matter how big your canine buddy is, he will definitely benefit from some extra TLC as he ages. Read on as a Greater Cincinnati … Read More »

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Dog Training Mistakes

January 15, 2020

January is National Train Your Dog Month! Of course, Fido’s education is important all year long. Training is really what makes the difference between your pooch being a ‘Good dog’ and being, well, a bit unruly. Here, a vet lists some common dog training mistakes. Inconsistency There are many schools of thought when it comes to dog training. You can opt to go with clicker training, or stick to more basic options. Each method has … Read More »

Posted in Behavior, Dog Care

4 Ways That Great Nutrition Benefits Your Pet

January 01, 2020

Everyone knows that nutrition is important for any animal companion. When your pet receives the right combination of vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates, fats, and water on a daily basis, they stay healthy—it’s that simple. But what specifically does good nutrition do for our pets? How does it benefit them? Let’s take a closer look at some of the important benefits of nutrition for your pet. Skin and Fur Health Did you know that a pet … Read More »

Warning Signs of Dental Issues In Dogs

November 15, 2019

Have you had your dog’s teeth checked lately? If not, you may want to get Fido’s choppers examined. Dental issues are actually extremely common in our canine pals. Just like people, dogs can be afflicted with painful and potentially-dangerous dental issues, such as gum disease, abscesses, misalignments, and cracked or broken teeth. Of course, your cute pet can’t tell you if his teeth hurt, so it’s important for you to watch for red flags. Read … Read More »

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