Don't Fall into The Payment Assumption Trap

“Almost half of Americans say that the most difficult topic to discuss with others is personal finance and they would rather discuss death, politics or religion” — Kathleen Burns Kingsbury, Behavioral Change Specialist   At some point, we all do it: make assumptions about people and their situations based on our own perceptions and life experiences. But making assumptions about clients, their ability to pay or their need for a payment solution…

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Five Techniques to Diagnose Cancer Earlier in Dogs and Cats

Cancer is among the largest causes of death in our patients and remains a significant concern for pet owners of aging pets. The true incidence of cancer is not well established, however, based on necropsy studies, nearly half of all dogs over the age of ten die of cancer. How can we work to decrease these statistics? In human oncology, several tests are recommended either based on age or based on cancer risk, to screen…

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What You Should Know About Lumps & Bumps on Dogs

What You Should Know About Lumps & Bumps on Dogs “Check lump”, “New mass”, “Skin Swelling”, Check Growth – Owner thinks it’s bigger”, “Mass bleeding”, “Dog licking growth”, and “Groomer found a lump”. Lumps and bumps are common presenting concerns for pet owners and a frequent physical exam finding for veterinarians. Not every mass that presents needs prompt surgical intervention, but every mass warrants our concern and attention as if it does. Best Practices for…

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