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How To Reduce Pet Fear at the Vet

"Shame on me!" I thought as I stood in the lobby of my own veterinary hospital 15 years ago. I was watching as one of my valued clients was dragging her dog into the hospital. The dog was a delightf…

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10 Pet Parent Complaints That Really Annoy Vets

In a column for USA Today, I couldn't help but offer up the ways in which some clients can perturb us with their protests. I'd had a hectic week so the column just kind of wrote itself and got itsel…

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5 Ways to Prepare for the Vet

TAILS asked Amy Dicke, DVM, technical services veterinarian for P&G Pet Care, to give pet parents some advice when it comes to being prepared for a trip to the vet: 1. How often should guardian…

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How To Keep Your Heart Open When You Lose A Pet: Part 2

Ariel, a 2 pound fluffy white bichon frise tied in a pink bow, was my 21st birthday present from my parents. I giggled with her when she humped the stuffed pig my best friend had given me in college (…

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Top 5 Signs Your Cat May Need to Visit the Vet

By Laurie L. Dove, Animal Planet Sometimes it's obvious when your cat needs medical attention. If, for example, a passing vehicle or stray dog causes trauma to your cat, you wouldn't hesitate t…

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Prevent Kennel Cough Naturally

Anyone who uses doggie daycare, boards their pup, or has visited their local animal shelter has heard the telltale honking cough of Bordetella bronchiseptica, or kennel cough. Luckily you don't need a…

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Should You Get Pet Insurance?

First the good news: The number of advanced treatments and therapies for sick pets has grown. The bad? So has the cost of care. More and more pet owners are buying insurance to help defray the expense…

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Protect Your Pets from Poisons

My wife and I had a scary experience happen to us two weeks ago. It highlights the importance of considering all loved ones when creating a safe home--including ones with four legs. My wife and I h…

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