• Dog Choke & Treatment

    by Dr. Marc Smith 4-lbs. Yorkie choked on a dog treat. I saw a very interesting case today that I want to share, a case of dog choke. In horses, I have seen and treated choke too...

    • Posted September 28, 2012
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  • Pet Magazine | What Is Your Dog Learning Today?

     Pet Magazine | Hectic Schedules Compared to our hectic schedules, our dogs have very little to do or think about every day. Often, our dogs are simply observing the activity around them. They watch us, study us,...

    • Posted September 24, 2012
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  • Black Dog Syndrome

    As animal lovers, we know how indispensable pet adoption agencies and shelters are. According to the United States Humane Society, 379,000 rescued pets were adopted into loving homes across the country last year. Even though this number...

    • Posted September 24, 2012
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  • The Greatest Thank You

    It was a typical busy Saturday at the hospital. Each appointment slot was filled, as was the parking lot when I got to work a half hour before the first scheduled appointment. I quickly did morning rounds,...

    • Posted September 21, 2012
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  • Reading Your Pet’s Emotions

    Reading Your Pet’s Emotions, Dog Body Language, Do you know your dog?   “Ewww. Mom, what’s he doing? Why’s he rolling around in the mud like that?” “I don’t know son, maybe he thinks he’s bathing.” Interestingly,...

    • Posted September 21, 2012
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  • Teaching Kindness and Compassion at Animal Shelters

    Fourteen year old Alexis Cervantes, a participant at the Arizona Animal Welfare League’s (AAWL) Camp Vet, calls the new summer program a blast. “I love it here,” says the future veterinarian. “I like learning about animals and...

    • Posted September 21, 2012
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  • Adopt a Puppy, an Adult or Senior Dog?

    When adopting a dog, one choice you’ll need to make is whether to adopt a puppy, an adolescent, or an adult. It’s not always an easy decision, so let’s take a look at the advantages and disadvantages...

    • Posted September 19, 2012
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  • Cats with Diabetes Looks Promising.

    The future for cats with diabetes looks promising. Diabetic cat food, new types of insulin, home monitoring devices, oral medications and ideal feeding schedules make managing diabetes in cats easier for owners and help diabetic cats live longer lives. Diabetes in Cats Feline...

    • Posted September 19, 2012
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  • Staying Safe With Horses

    Working with horses takes an awareness of their nature. If they get frightened, they don’t stop and think before reacting. And that reaction can get them and you into trouble. A frightened horse can break through a...

    • Posted September 19, 2012
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  • Choosing an Aquarium

    So you’re ready to take the plunge into fishkeeping. Now the question is, do you want a freshwater tank or a saltwater tank? The best way to make that decision is to learn as much as you...

    • Posted September 19, 2012
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