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Osteosarcoma in Dogs by Dr. Chris MacDonald

Bogart is a 10 year old Bouvier des Flanders dog who had a lameness in his front right leg. He had been getting progressively more sore over the preceding month, showing signs at home of being less active, not wanting to get in and out of the car, and whining when he was laying down. […]

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What is Elbow Dysplasia in Dogs & Puppies?

Medial Compartment Disease of the Elbow (previously referred to as the catch all term of Elbow Dysplasia) is the most common cause of front limb lameness in the young dog, especially of the larger breeds. Dysplasia comes from the Greek dys, (abnormal) and plassein (to form).  Therefore, dysplasia refers to abnormal development, in this case […]

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The Truth About Pet Food By-Products

By-Product: A secondary product produced in addition to the principle product, according to the AAFCO Official Publication 2008. Myth: Pet foods containing ingredients listed as “by-products” are inferior. Truth: By-products are common ingredients in both human and pet food. A by-product is simple something produced in the making of something else. By-products come from many […]

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The Importance of Microchipping Your Pet

Pets can get lost which can be a traumatic and possibly tragic event.  It’s important to have a collar and ID tag, but these are not foolproof.  Collars can break or fall off leaving your pet unidentifiable. This can be prevented with the use of a microchip. As noted in the Dartmouth Tribune in April 2017: A pet is lost every seven seconds One in three pets will go missing in their lifetime Only 2 percent of lost cats and 17 percent of lost dogs with ID return home When a pet gets lost, they are 20 times more likely to make their way back home when they have a microchip

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