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Feeding grain-free? Your dog may be at risk for heart disease

By Jennifer Reed

In veterinary medicine, we have the ability to treat a myriad of conditions—from sensitive stomachs to skin issues and everything in between—with the help of balanced, therapeutic diets. But what happens when what we feed actually causes health problems for our pets? An alarming trend is causing veterinary professionals to take a closer look at the link between popular pet diets and heart disease.

 


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Good Dog! Blog: Bodie Month 2

By: Laura Sarvinski (Bodie's Trainer) 

This month has been a big month for Bodie! I was away at team training for a week while my trainee Good Dog Yellow graduated! During that time Bodie stayed with my mom and dad and had a lot of fun! When I returned from San Diego Bodie received his final DHPP shot and now we are walking on field trips!


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Reasons Your Cat May Be Meowing So Much

Have you ever encountered a “chatty” kitty? One who meowed at every opportunity (and then some)? Or maybe you’ve had the experience of a kitty who was mostly quiet, but then something happened and he became extremely “meowy.”


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New Feliscratch for Cats: Now Available at the Drake Center

Do you have a habitual scratcher on your hands? Well you’re not alone. According to recent studies, more than 50% of cat owners in the US have experienced their cat scratching in unwanted locations. Living with a cat that claws unwanted surfaces, such as couches and wood furniture can be frustrating; not to mention costly.


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Tips for Fun (and Safety) at the Dog Park

For many dogs, off-leash parks are an important part of sociability, not to mention exercise. Yet, dog parks are not for everyone. Dogs with aggression issues or poor social skills are not good candidates for example. But if your dog is a friendly sort who enjoys the camaraderie of playing chase with the pack, they can be a terrific outlet for both physical and mental stimulation.


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