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Rabies Vaccination for the Anti-Vaxxer

Rabies Vaccination for the Anti-Vaxxer

Thinking you don’t want to vaccinate your pets for anything out of concern for your pet’s health? You have your pet’s absolute best interest in mind. We are right there with you in wanting to ensure your pet is as healthy as possible for their entire life....

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I’m a Client Today

I’m a Client Today

I’m a client today. My baby girl (dog) is having cruciate surgery today and I’m an anxious pet owner. I was up most of the night with anxiety even though she’s having surgery done by a highly recommended veterinarian, one I recommend to my clients to do an amazing job...

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Our Response to FDA Warnings on Grain-Free Diets

Our Response to FDA Warnings on Grain-Free Diets

The Veterinary Hospital of Melbourne report on FDA warnings on Grain-Free Diets We have received many calls and emails about the recent FDA report on grain-free diets in dogs and cats. It is important to understand that the FDA called this is a “complex scientific...

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Take a Hike!

Take a Hike!

There’s a saying that if there is a dog walking with you, you can get through anything. And I get it. We are busy. We work a lot, have to take care of the kids, clean the house, and walking the dog can become just another chore in your day that takes up more of your...

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Vasectomies and Ovary-Sparing Spays in Dogs

Vasectomies and Ovary-Sparing Spays in Dogs

I am getting increasing numbers of people finding me and inquiring about vasectomies and ovary-sparing spays. There are pros and cons to these procedures in place of traditional neuters and spays, and like most things, I think there should be different considerations...

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Your Dog’s Old, She’s Got Issues, and That’s Okay

Your Dog’s Old, She’s Got Issues, and That’s Okay

Maybe you noticed your 16-year-old dog can’t see very well, if at all. She seems less eager to go on her walk, and now her appetite isn’t great. She lost her hearing a year or two ago and stares into space more and more often. You still think of her as the 5-year-old...

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Please Microchip Your Pet

Please Microchip Your Pet

There are few things in veterinary medicine I can think of that I honestly believe is 100% good for EVERY patient I see. A microchip is at the top of that list. If I have a reliable way for someone to help my lost pet, I want to use it! I occasionally get surprised by...

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