Tag Archives: dogs

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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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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Compassion is our goal.

“Compassion for animals is intimately associated with goodness of character, and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.” ― Arthur Schopenhauer Sometimes it may look like we are not being compassionate to your pets when they are in our office.  But remember, that your pets […]

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October is Fire Safety Month

Yes, fire safety should include your pet.  How many of us have a fire plan and include our pets?  I know I had not even thought about this until I saw the notice about fire safety.  Here are a few tips to keep in mind for fire safety with our pets. Don’t forget to check […]

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A few tips about Halloween Costumes!

 Here is my Reba in her Halloween Dress enjoying the Hamilton Heights Fall Festival Last weekend. Our first Aussie loved having clothes on, but Reba hates them!  So she was less than thrilled when Rachel came home from the pet store with this dress. If your pet is not very happy about clothes either or […]

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October is National Pet Wellness Month

We all know many of these suggestions I am going to give for Pet Wellness month, but this is a great time to brush up on these. Exercise, Nutrition, Weight Maintenance, Proper and Regular Vet care, Vaccinations, and heartworm preventative are just a few that are at the top of the list. Fall decorations ma […]

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Heart worms can still be transmitted in the Fall!

Just because the name is heart worms doesn’t mean they are only in the heart.  They also invade the lungs and blood vessels in addition to the heart.  Left untreated, heart worm cause heart failure, lung disease, and other organ damage leading to premature death in your canine. Remember that heart worm preventatives work by […]

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Happy Friday: does this describe you and your dog?

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