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Lameness in Dogs: When to Visit the Vet

February 04, 2016

If you've got a dog limping, then you may have heard a veterinarian or friend bring up the term “canine lameness”. Lameness in dogs is a broad overarching term for when a dog starts to walk abnormally or limp. Canine lameness can be caused by a number of things and is almost inevitable at some point in a dog’s life. In this blog, we will discuss canine lameness from a veterinary perspective, when it is serious, and what to expect at the veterinarian’s office.

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How Obesity Can Affect Your Dog's Hips

January 20, 2016

It is estimated that approximately 1 in 2 dogs in the US is overweight. Obesity in dogs can lead to heart disease, diabetes, and a shorter lifespan. One of the most common issues with overweight dogs is that weight places extra stress on their bones and joints. This can be painful and lead to hip problems. In this blog, we’ll discuss how to determine whether you have an oveweight dog and steps you can take to prevent the onset hip problems.

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Loss of Appetite in Dogs: 7 Tips to Get a Dog to Eat

January 15, 2015

Loss of appetite in dogs is pretty common. But if your dog has stopped eating, and you’re used to seeing him gobble up his food, this might cause you to be concerned. Although a dog skipping a couple meals isn’t completely unusual, a loss of appetite in dogs is sometimes due to an underlying condition that may need veterinary attention.

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