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Feeding for the CureMichigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine is a recognized leader in canine and feline cancer research and treatment. Drs. Foster and Smith wants to support Michigan State University (MSU) in their efforts in these areas. The goal? An Annual Donation of at least $50,000!!! Read More Here

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Enter to win the Feeding for the Cure Photo Contest and you can help the non-profit pet organization that means the most to you! There will be 5 WINNERS of the Feeding for the Cure Photo Contest. Each will be able to pick a non-profit pet organization to receive a $100 gift certificate for Drs. Foster and Smith!

TO ENTER:

Send us a photo of your pet enjoying their favorite treats or food you purchase to support Feeding for the Cure to DFSFeedingForTheCure@drsfostersmith.com*.

All images received by 12:01 am CST, September 2, 2014, will be added to the Drs. Foster and Smith Facebook page for voting. Votes will be tallied by the number of “likes” the photo receives.

The 15 images with the most “likes” will enter the final photo contest, here on the Drs. Foster and Smith Pet Blog after 3 pm CST, September 5, 2014. Votes will be placed by commenting on the blog post that will contain the photos. Votes for the final contest will be tallied after 3 pm CST, September 10, 2014 and winners announced after they have been contacted. read full post

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Our First USDAA Agility Trial Recap

by Melissa R. August 18, 2014

My 20-month-old pup and I just returned from our very first USDAA Dog Agility trial (United States Dog Agility Association). I have only competed in AKC in the past, but a group of friends were going to this trail so we decided to make a fun weekend of it. We headed off Friday afternoon (it […]

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Chicken Sitting: City Slickers Can Have Rural Genes, Too!

by Barb S. August 13, 2014

Barb has the pleasure of chicken sitting when her neighbors are away. Here’s her account of her most recent sitting experience.

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Take the Pain Out of the Cost of Carprofen

by Drs. Foster and Smith August 12, 2014

Recently, Bayer released Quellin™, the first ever SOFT chew form of Carprofen. Quellin is the bio-equivalent of products such as Rimadyl® and Novox®. Talk to your veterinarian about Quellin if you think it may be right for your dog.

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GIVEAWAY CLOSED: Eshopps NEW Refugium LED + Refugium!

by Aquatics August 11, 2014

GIVEAWAY ENDED. We are so excited about these NEW REFUGIUM LEDs from ESHOPPS we wanted to give somebody the chance to WIN ONE! …. AND A REFUGIUM TO GO WITH IT! To help spread the word about these NEW Eshopps Curve Refugium LED Lights, we are GIVING AWAY one to a lucky aquarist, along with […]

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Stay Informed: Fairness to Pet Owners Act Brewing in U.S. Senate

by Drs. Foster and Smith August 7, 2014

Here at Drs. Foster and Smith we like to keep our customers up to date on current events and news that pertain to pets and being pet owners. Back in February the House of Representatives introduced H.R. 4023 – Fairness to Pet Owner’s Act. Recently, dvm360.com posted about the Senate preparing a companion bill to […]

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The Mixed Breed vs. Purebred Debate

by Melissa R. August 4, 2014

A debate recently occurred on a friend’s Facebook wall, even though that was not what she intended. She had posted about how she loves her Purebred dogs, and values that she knows their bloodlines and genetic history back for ages. She had in the past owned mixed breeds – which she loved dearly… But somewhere […]

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The Benefit of a Tree Falling On Your Car

by Claire H. July 24, 2014

A piece of the tree that fell on my car turned out to be one of the greatest things I could have kept as a pet owner.

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Itchy Puppy!

by Melissa R. July 21, 2014

Just last week my pup, Emme, starting SCRATCHING! Scratching her legs, feet, sides. Itch, itch, itch! I started to feel really bad for her, she seemed to be itching non-stop. Previous to this, she had never had any issues like this, so I started wondering what was up. She had been in the lake several […]

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CLOSED GIVEAWAY: Ecoxotic E-Series Full Spectrum LED Light Fixture

by Aquatics July 16, 2014

GIVEAWAY CLOSED! Congrats Juan N. for winner. We have contacted him through email. Thanks to everyone for playing. We are so excited about these NEW LED’s from Ecoxotic we wanted to give somebody the chance to WIN ONE! To help spread the word about these NEW Ecoxotic E-Series Full Spectrum LED Light Fixtures, we are […]

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My Dog Takes Prozac & It Has Changed Our Lives

by Melissa R. July 14, 2014

Yes, my dog is on Prozac (Fluoxetine). She has been for over six months, and our lives have changed dramatically because of it. I urge all pet owners who have extreme behavior problems (reactive, anxiety, etc., ruling out health issues first) with their dogs to consider medication as early as possible. The thought of it […]

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Pond Tours: An Enthusiast’s Description

by Cherie R. July 10, 2014

Learn about pond tours from the point of view of a photographer.

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When Do You Add Another Pet After a Loss?

by Melissa R. July 7, 2014

This past winter, we unexpectedly lost our much-adored Bengal kitty, Cosmo. He was young: only 1.5 years old. Though we had not had him long, he took a piece of our hearts with him when he left. I’m not sure that hole will ever be filled. So now I ask myself nearly every day: when […]

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