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Pet Socialization in the Age of Social Distancing

Pet Socialization in the Age of Social Distancing

In spending so much time at home, many people have realized that there may never have been a better time to adopt a dog or cat.  Animal shelters are in desperate need of adopters and fosters. Now more than ever, social distancing alters shelter policy and affects the...

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Veterinary Telemedicine: Our New Virtual Reality

Veterinary Telemedicine: Our New Virtual Reality

I think Bob Dylan said it best when he penned the famous lyric, “The times, they are a-changin'.”   In the wake of a global pandemic, the veterinary profession finds itself in a unique position as a primary healthcare provider for all animals.  Now more than ever, we...

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Pet Safety with De-Icing Products

Pet Safety with De-Icing Products

It’s that time of year again, the white fluffy stuff is falling from the sky and the ground is very slippery. The de-icing products are coming out again in an effort to protect ourselves from slipping and falling, but do we need to protect our pets from these...

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Equine Euthanasia & What Comes Next

Equine Euthanasia & What Comes Next

Owning a horse is an enjoyable and rewarding experience.  Unfortunately, owning a horse also often includes the difficult experience of the end of life process, including euthanasia.  While there is no way to make the end of life experience a happy and stress-free...

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Equine Metabolic Syndrome and Equine Cushing’s Disease

Equine Metabolic Syndrome and Equine Cushing’s Disease

Do you ever wonder why is it that some horses need extra good quality hay, grain and a blanket just to make it through the winter, and others merely have to look at hay and they get over conditioned? We call these horses “easy keepers”. One theory is that they kept...

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Nutrition Myths Busted

Nutrition Myths Busted

MYTH: Meat by-products are inferior ingredients, and they are bad for my pet. FACT: When you read the description of meat versus meat by-product, neither one sounds too appealing! “Meat by-products” are defined as non-rendered clean parts of the carcass, which may...

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What is Laminitis? And How is it Caused? How is it Treated?

What is Laminitis? And How is it Caused? How is it Treated?

The word laminitis means inflammation of the lamina. A common term for laminitis is ‘founder’. When laminitis occurs, those finger-like projections of the two laminar layers become inflamed and their connection is weakened. When severe enough, the connections will begin to separate, and we get downward rotation or sinking of the coffin bone.

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Updates on Deworming in Horses

Updates on Deworming in Horses

Deworming is an important aspect of the equine health management plan.  The practice of deworming involves administering an anti-parasitic drug to a horse, which will kill parasites within the horse, and clear the parasites from the horses’ body.  This is important for maintaining the horses’ health, since internal parasites can cause problems such as weight loss, lethargy, colic symptoms, diarrhea, distended abdomen, and general poor condition. 

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