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Does Your Dog Have Heart Disease?

If your dog coughs a lot, seems to gag, and/or no longer has the stamina to go on miles-long hikes, it could be due to heart problems.

After all, the heart is responsible for pumping blood (which contains oxygen and nutrients) throughout the body. This provides energy.

When your dog’s body doesn’t get enough oxygen, he feels fatigued and isn’t as playful. You might chalk it up to “old age” if your dog is getting older, but it could be something more. It could be heart problems.


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Signs of Fireworks Between You and Your Dog

As fireworks light up the sky this summer, you can show off your own public display – of affection – by creating a better bond with your dog. While there is no scientific proof that dogs actually know or feel love, you can definitely tell when they are bonding with us and/or showing their love. Here are some of the signals your dog is giving off that can indicate they care.


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What is the best food for my cat?

Dr. Wind holding Scottish Fold catHave you ever gone to the pet store and looked at the rows and rows of food? Has your friend talked to you about how wonderful their new food is for their dog that cured it of all its problems? We’re right there with you. The world of pet food will make your brain spin. And then, add in all the good and bad stories you’ve heard from the internet, social media or friends. Where do we even start to choose the best food to feed our cats?


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What is the best food for my dog?

Dr. Ashbran holding small Chihuahua in shoulder carrierHave you ever gone to the pet store and looked at the rows and rows of food? Has your friend talked to you about how wonderful their new food is for their dog that cured it of all its problems? We’re right there with you. The world of pet food will make your brain spin. And then, add in all the good and bad stories you’ve heard from the internet, social media or friends. Where do we even start to choose the best food to feed our dogs?


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Summertime Fun: Tips for Keeping Your Dog Safe and Happy at Outdoor Events

Summer has arrived, and that means time for fun outdoor events! From July 4th parades and fireworks to street fairs, farmer’s markets, and art and music festivals, there is a plethora of activities for the whole family to attend. For pet owners, that can include bringing their dog along. While these events can be a great way to spend time with your pet, there are some issues to keep in mind to make sure your dog has a good time and a safe experience.


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Cats and Glaucoma: An Eye Emergency

Glaucoma is rare in cats, though when it occurs, it’s very painful and can lead to blindness. It can’t be cured, though sometimes it can be treated.

Healthy eyes have a balance of fluid and drainage. In cats with glaucoma, the fluid stops draining and builds up behind the eye, causing a lot of pressure. Sometimes the eyes bulge. Glaucoma also damages the optic nerve.


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