DVM’s Corner

How Do Indoor Cats Get Ear Mites?

“Doctor, how do indoor cats get ear mites, anyway?” Midnight’s owner asked. The handsome cat was calmly purring on my exam table. His ears were uncomfortable, red and scabby but he was being a good sport. His owner brought him to the clinic because he couldn’t get rid of the ear mites plaguing Midnight. I …

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Six Reasons Cats Urinate Outside the Litter Box

Since cats are inherently tidy creatures, it can be upsetting when they make a mess outside of the litter box. Most instinctively understand that the box is where they need to “do their business,” but once they persistently stray from doing so, it can be an uphill battle to correct their behavior. Before tackling the …

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A Heartbreaking Cause of Weakness in Dogs

We see a lot of older dogs with weak back legs in the vet clinic. It may develop gradually over a period of months but sometimes it comes on suddenly. Rear limb weakness causes problems in large breed dogs when it restricts their ability to walk on their own. Owners find it difficult to keep …

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Dog Bad Breath – Should You Be Worried?

Considering all of the less-than-sanitary items dogs happily put in their mouths, many people don’t think twice about a dog’s bad breath. Once you’ve seen a dog root through a cat’s litter box or the neighbor’s trash, a whiff of icky breath doesn’t seems like much to worry about. But before you shrug off those …

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Blueberries – an Amazing Superfood Your Dog Will Love

Can dogs eat blueberries? How about strawberries or cranberries? Not only can dogs eat berries, you should share them with your dog regularly! Berries have a huge amount of antioxidants that will help your dog live longer and better. Dogs are Living Longer You’ve heard people say that one dog year is equal to about …

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