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Dr. Loretta: One Veterinarian's Impact On A Small Island Of Honduras

By anh on July 20, 2016

Like many Central American countries, Honduras has a glaring overpopulation of stray dogs and cats that poses both health and safety concerns. On Utila, a small northern island of Honduras, the overpopulation drove locals to take the drastic action of adding poison to garbage cans.

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True or False: Dogs Can Survive Without Food for Two Weeks

By Carolyn Hauck on October 08, 2015

Less a quiz question and more a pet guardian concern, is it true that dogs can go about two weeks without eating?

Abstaining from food is certainly one of the first signs for a pet guardian that something is wrong with your dog. Going without food can be a dog’s...


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Foxtail Dangers and Your Dog

By Carolyn Hauck on September 17, 2015

Found around the world, but predominantly in the Western United States, foxtails are grasses that have sharp bristles called seed awns. Foxtails grow in open fields like vacant lots, along roadsides and hiking trails. You’ve probably seen them, but didn’t know the danger they present...

Cat and Dog

Pet Behavior You Should be Worried About

By Jessica Klimczak on July 09, 2015

Pets are known for exhibiting strange behavior. Whether it is a crazy cat side leap or inexplicable dog laps around the furniture, our pets sometimes leave us scratching our heads. While the majority of strange behavior can be chalked up to humans not fully understanding other animal...

Pet Safety

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Top tips on keeping your pet safe this 4th of July

By Carolyn Hauck on June 25, 2015

While people might revel in the fireworks and festivities on the 4th of July, the explosive sound of fireworks is far from fun for our pets. They don’t understand why these loud sounds continue into the night or even...

Holiday Pets

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Protect your pet during the holidays

By Carolyn Hauck on December 09, 2014

The lights, the tree, the candles, the decorations - all exciting visuals representing the holidays that have presented themselves once again. This exciting time of year presents us with parties, baking, decorating and endless festivities. While anyone from babies to the elderly are delighting...

True of False: It is dangerous for dogs to eat acorns

By Jessica on October 16, 2014

The arrival of Autumn brings with it the beautiful fall leaves, cooler temps and the falling of acorns from the trees. Acorns were one of the mainstays of the Native American diet, being used in soups, porridges and even bread. The nutrition available to them through acorns allowed...

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R&R or ER? Paws Full of Pine Pitch

By Jessica on September 30, 2014

Changing of seasons bring a whole new set of issues for pet owners. Recently my dog Brisket was incessantly licking his front paw. When I inspected his paw it was apparent that he had gotten pine pitch stuck between his pads. If your dog is anything like mine, adventurous and one for...

Caring for an older dog

By Jessica on September 15, 2014