Tag Archives: canine

New Year’s Eve

We wish you all a wonderful evening of celebration as we ring in the new year.  Remember that pets can be frightened by loud music, fireworks, poppers used at parties, so you may want to crate them or make sure they have a safe room to keep them calm and happy. Be careful and have […]

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Compulsive Behavior in Cats

Many clients talk about strange behaviors in their cats.  Goodness knows I have had issues of compulsive behavior with an indoor cat.  Most people who come to our home, don’t even realize we have a cat!  She only comes out at certain times to get a little people time and that is it.  She is […]

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Presents: your pet may be in danger

Dogs can smell things we never do.  How about that box of chocolate covered cherries your uncle just loves.  You decide to get your wrapping done early and doesn’t that look beautiful under the tree?  Only problem is that your beloved pet also thinks there is something yummy under the tree.  Having no self control […]

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My dog has reactions to vaccines so I don’t do any.

Certain breeds of dogs, especially the little ones can react to vaccinations.  There are many things we can do to minimize those.  First let’s talk about what is a vaccine reaction and what to do about it. What constitutes an adverse event? An adverse event is any undesirable ocurrence associated with the use of a […]

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How can I tell if my dog is relaxed?

Since pets can’t verbalize to us their feelings and emotions, we have to rely on their body language to decode their mood and overall well being.  Look for these clues to tell if your canine is relaxed and generally happy! Mouth open and panting Eyes almost squinting, eyes an almost almond shape Tail will be […]

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A few tips for helping with anxiety

I have a toy Australian Shepherd who lives and breathes with me.  This breed as well as some others are more prone to be close to just a few individuals while other breeds like everyone.  Yes we have some separation anxiety, but here are a few tips I have used and keep in my “toolbox” […]

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Pre-Thanksgiving tips

If you are like many families, you may be starting your Thanksgiving meals early.  Dr. Flanders family has their first today!  Please keep the usual tips in mind: Make sure family members understand, NO BONES for the pets.  These are choking hazards.  Even if it seems safe, bone fragments can flake off and get stuck […]

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Happy Saturday: It’s cuddle time

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Homemade treats for your dog

Want to offer a treat for your dog that you know exactly what is in it?   I have been making my own dog biscuits for exactly that reason.  Some of the great ingredients I have been using include: bananas pumpkin yogurt coconut oil oatmeal applesauce olive oil almond oil wheatgerm peanut butter or almond […]

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Cold weather safety tips

Now that we are experiencing cooler weather and very wet weather, it is a good time to review a few cold weather safety tips. remember that your pets paws can take a beating in this weather.  Cold and wet can be a dangerous combination.  I find that a basket at the door your pet frequents […]

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