Adopt-a-Dog Month: Benefits of Dog Parenthood

You know you want to bring a furry companion into your home. You’ve talked about all the reasons you shouldn’t do it. The benefits of having a dog in your life might just outweigh any objection. Let’s talk about that! Love in Motion. That’s a Dog Amore! What can an…

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Are Vizslas Good Apartment Dogs?

Photographs by Natalie Siebers Vizslas are famous for their beautiful rust-colored coats. They are medium-sized dogs, with males topping out at about 25 inches at the withers and weighing about 60 pounds; the females are a bit smaller.  They are affectionate, eager-to-please, “Velcro-dogs,” forming tight relationships with their owners. Vizsla…

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5 Most Googled Dog Questions

Dog lovers have loads of questions about their pets. Dog behavior can seem strange to us, but we love ‘em anyway! Here are some top questions and answers for you dog lovers: #5.  Why Do Dogs Eat Grass? Popular opinion tells us that dogs eat grass because their tummies are…

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Does Your Dog Need a Hobby?

Does your dog need a hobby? Would your dog simply enjoy trying something new? There are so many great hobbies you can do with your dog no matter your level of activity. There is truly something for everyone. The list I share here is by no means exhaustive but I…

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FIV/FeLV in Cats: What You Should Know

We hear a lot about feline leukemia (FeLV) and wonder if it’s safe for infected cats to be around human babies and other household pets. The truth is that feline leukemia affects cats, not other animals or people. The same is true of feline immunodeficiency (FIV). There is no evidence…

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Will You Surrender Your COVID Dog?

As so many people are heading back to in person work and school, there is an alarming trend of people choosing to surrender the dogs they adopted during COVID. What about you? Will you surrender your COVID dog? This is something that many of us in the dog training world…

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Help, My Dog’s Balding!

Are you constantly cleaning piles of dog hair off furniture? Is your floor or carpet thick with a layer of animal fur? If you have a shedding breed, that’s to be expected. But if you see bald spots—patchy areas with no hair—there is reason to be concerned for your pet’s…

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Urinary Problems in Dogs and Cats

Just like humans, dogs and cats are susceptible to issues that affect the urinary tract. These problems can range from mild discomfort to serious medical issues. The urinary tract, which consists of the kidneys, the bladder, the urethra, and the uterus in females, can easily come into contact with bacteria,…

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Wheaton Exotic Pet Vet: Bearded Dragons 101

Fluffy isn’t fluffy when Fluffy is a Bearded Dragon. Cute in so many other ways, Bearded Dragons have their charms—including giving good cuddles. They change colors and puff up their spiky throat areas when they’re in love, but they don’t have fur to groom and might not offer kisses. What…

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Keep It Local and Shop at Our Veterinary Online Store

Whether it’s groceries or garden supplies, books or clothing, there’s nothing like shopping online. Just last year alone, consumers spent over $800 billion with internet retailers, an increase of 44 percent from 2019. Of course, it’s hard to compete with the convenience of loading up a virtual cart and choosing…

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