Tag Archives: health

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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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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Feeding my cat

Many cat owners ask Dr. Flanders how much or little should I be feeding my cat.  Another question is the wet verses dry issue.  So today we will discuss those two issues.  Wet vs. Dry Cat Food Dr. Flanders always recommends dry kibble because the crunching of the kibble helps knock the tarter off their […]

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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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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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K9 Influenza

 image courtesy of patrisyu at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Signs of Canine Influenza Virus include lethargy, anorexia (weight loss) , nasal discharge, sneezing, depression, ocular (eye) discharge, and cough or sometimes simply a low-grade fever lasting several days. In naturally acquired CIV (Canine Influenza Virus) infections, secondary bacterial infections can lead to more serious conditions such as bronchial […]

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