Tag Archives: IN

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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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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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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A few more autumn tips

Now that we are nearing the end of October, let’s cover a few more dangers that occur in autumn.  Hunting season:   This is the time of year that we have bow and gun hunting in Indiana.   If you live in a rural setting, make sure your pets are supervised while outside or wearing […]

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