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  • A Calf Named Moo

    By:  Seneca Oleyte Mahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh,” would be the beautiful sound of my alarm clock. Not a rooster crowing, not a bird chirping, but a cow, named Moo, mooing. Getting up at six a.m. every morning to feed a...

    • Posted October 12, 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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  • Pets & Poisons

    Prevent Accidental Poisonings Many household items can prove to be lethal to your pets — know what they are and how to keep your animals away from them. A list of household dangers is available at the ASPCA’s...

    • Posted August 31, 2012
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  • Give this Fat to Your Pets

    By Karen Shaw Becker, DVM Contrary to popular belief, not all dietary fats cause obesity in your pet. Just as in humans, the “good” fats (omega-3 fats) enhance energy production in your dog or cat, so they...

    • Posted August 31, 2012
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  • Animal Airways

    Travel plans with a pet – It all begins at the vet Spring is just around the corner and that means that some early birds are already preparing for their outdoor trips. If you’re planning to include...

    • Posted August 24, 2012
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  • Feline Inappropriate Elimination

    Feline inappropriate elimination, also known as “missing the litter box,” is no joking matter. It accounts for about half of all reported feline behavior problems, and is the reason owners give most often when they turn their...

    • Posted July 31, 2012
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  • Dysbiosis IN Pets

    Dysbiosis and “leaky gut” are two names for the same disorder. However, definitions for each are somewhat different, which makes things unnecessarily confusing. Dysbiosis is often defined as an imbalance of gut bacteria – too few friendly...

    • Posted May 31, 2012
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  • Fleas & Ticks

    By Dr. Jason Palm   Fleas and ticks are one of the most common problems encountered by veterinarians in Central Florida. Both dogs and cats are affected and infestation may occur in both urban and rural areas....

    • Posted January 24, 2012
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  • A BIG BACKYARD

    One night when I was at an emergency veterinary clinic with one of my dogs, a puppy was brought in with Bufo toad poisoning. Despite frantic efforts to save him, the puppy died and the owners were...

    • Posted January 22, 2012
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