Murphy's Miracle

  It started as a bit of joke. Murphy, a young Goldendoodle, threw up on the floor at home, and Mr. Fish took a photo and sent it to his wife to let her know Murphy “left her a present.” This photo of vomit ended up saving Murphy’s life. Within a few hours, Mr. Fish realized it was more serious than an upset stomach. Murphy started to go downhill. She was noticeably altered and…

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Six Things to Know About Kennel Cough and Your Pet

  Kennel cough is considered to be a common and contagious canine ailment. Owners have described it as sounding as if something is stuck in their dog’s throat. Kennel cough can be compared to a chest cold in humans—and there are times you may need to seek veterinary treatment.   Here are six things to know about kennel cough: Kennel cough (infectious tracheobronchitis) is a contagious respiratory tract infection caused by the bacteria Bordetella…

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How to Tell If Your Pet Is in Pain and What You Can Do to Help

  Animals feel pain for many of the same reasons as people: dental issues, arthritis, infections, broken bones, cancer, post-surgical pain, strains/sprains, back problems, stomach upset, constipation, urinary tract infections, and as a result of other injuries and illness. Unfortunately, unlike us, they are not able to let us know when or where they hurt. Many subtle behavioral and physical changes can indicate that your pet is in pain. As a pet parent, you are in the best position to look for these subtle changes that may indicate if your pet is…

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Post Surgery: What to Expect for Your Pet 

  At some point in a pet’s life, they will likely require surgery. This may be a routine spay or neuter, a dental cleaning, or secondary to an illness or injury. Although this can be a worrisome time for you, knowing what to expect and watch for in your pet post surgery can relieve some of this stress.      Sleepiness Post Surgery If…

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Protecting Your Puppy from Canine Parvovirus 

  Canine parvovirus is a highly contagious, hard to destroy, and dangerous virus affecting the gastrointestinal system. With no specific drug to kill the virus, infected dogs become very sick and often die from the virus. Parvovirus can affect any dog, but unvaccinated dogs and puppies younger than four months old are most at risk.     How Parvovirus Spreads One of the things that makes parvovirus so dangerous is…

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