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Netflix and Snack: What Foods are Safe to Share with your Dog

We all love sitting on the couch with something to snack on after a long day, but how many of us are guilty of sharing with our furry friends? Of course it's too easy to want to slip something over to your doe-eyed dog, but how can we be sure that what we’re sharing is safe? This is a list of foods that are not only safe for you and your dog to share, but they can also be good for your pup!

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Dr. K's Case of the Month: Glass Eater

By Dr. Heather Kovac

The Patient

Misty, a 7 year old labradoodle, was presented to our hospital when her owner saw her passing what appeared to be large pieces of glass in her stool.  

The Case

Misty was eating normally, acting happy, and her stools were solid.  However, the owner reported that she found many pieces of decorative glass rocks missing from her outdoor fireplace.

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5 DIY Treats Your Pets Will Enjoy This Thanksgiving

By Nicole Abrego

Turkey, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, all the flavors of Thanksgiving is enough to make anyone’s mouth water. Although we love sharing the holiday feast with our family and friends, us pet parents don’t want to exclude our pets from the festivities So why not make some special treats for your pet to enjoy this Thanksgiving season. We compiled 5 festive and delicious snacks that you can make for your dog or cat!

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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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Grain Free Pet Food: Health or Hype?

 

By Dr. Kathy Boehme

In recent years, grain free pet foods have become extremely popular. This trend was most likely developed in more of a consumer response to human nutrition trends, rather than responding to the nutritional needs of our pets in general.

When it comes to choosing the best food for your pet, the most important aspect is providing a complete and balanced nutritional diet, based on the specific needs of the pet.

 

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