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Why Is My Dog Drinking So Much Water?

There are over twenty common (and less common) causes of polydipsia (drinking too much). From diabetes and Cushings disease to compulsive behavioral overdrinking. Some are easily treated while others can only be maintained. But it is important to not restrict the dog’s water until a cause can be found. Some diseases will cause severe effects […]

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So About Heartworm…?

Part 1   Thanks to increased media attention, most people have heard of heartworm, but may not understand how it can affect their pets. Heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis) is a parasite that is spread by mosquitoes and affects domestic dogs and wild canids (eg foxes and coyotes). Cats can very occasionally have a low-level, transient infection […]

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Lumps and Bumps

One of the more common reasons for people to make appointments for their pet, is for lumps. There are a great variety of lumps that can develop in dogs and cats.  Many are harmless and will not be a problem, but there are some that are not harmless at all. A good rule of thumb, […]

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Diets and Dog’s Hearts

Recently there has been a suggestion of a link with some dogs developing heart disease while eating some foods.  That’s a lot of variables at play. So let’s look at what we do know.

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