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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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A few weeks ago, I had to say goodbye to my old dog Brutus. It was sad & heart breaking…

Lise Chiasson

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Why do Cats Seem to Have Nine Lives?

Some people believe cats have nine lives because they have an uncanny ability to survive falls from heights that would normally kill a dog or human.

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