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Certified Veterinary Technicians, in order to maintain their certification, need to complete a certain number of hours of continuing education (CE). CE credits can be earned in a number of ways, including online courses, reading and reviewing professional papers, and attending conventions that offer a variety of classes on a variety of interests. I attended […]

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Winter. It’s a cold, hard fact, especially up here in “bitter-cold-ville,” where winter can be over six months long. But getting up and out is just as important in winter as in summer — even more so, since it takes unwavering motivation to go outside when the weather is chilly. Pet parents must use their […]

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The notorious New Year’s resolution. Year after year, the number one resolution is to trim the waistline. But have you considered your pet’s calorie intake? New data just released from the Veterinary Pet Insurance Company shows that pet obesity is on the rise for the fourth straight year. Studies have shown that a quarter to […]

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Love is in the air. For my family that means spending nights snuggled in watching endless movies with warm mugs of tea. And, of course, with our 4-year-old black Labrador, Deke, and 5-year-old Terrier/Chihuahua, Annie, curled up at our feet or on our laps. It got me thinking about how dogs are masters of snuggling.  […]

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The holidays are here again! As always, we wish you and your pets the merriest — and safest — holiday season. The following tips can help you avoid pet-related holiday hazards, helping to ensure health and happiness all season long. Do not feed your dog “people food.” Most indulgent holiday foods will hard your dog’s […]

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Tis’ the season for traveling. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, most long-distance holiday travel — about 90 percent! — is by car. So, whether you’re heading south to a warmer climate or packing up and heading north to spend time with friends and family, don’t forget to keep pets safe as you pile […]

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Sometimes people post questions about their animals here on our blog and feel frustrated when, instead of giving them detailed medical recommendations for their animal, we recommend they talk to their own veterinarian. Several people have asked us why we do this, so we thought we’d explain in case you were wondering.

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I have never had a puppy until this year, and I have been trying to do everything by the book. So crate training was a must for us. We had our trials with this: sleepless nights with crying puppy, chases around the house trying to get her to go in her crate – actually physically putting her in it… All kinds of things. But… in the end, it all paid off. Now, 9 months later, we have a properly crate trained dog and it is a WONDER.

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Pet Myths: A Twitter Poll

by Claire H. on October 28, 2013

Last year some time (yes, I know, why did I take so long!?) I asked what some common pet myths people know. We got a few responses, and I thought the first one made this a perfect post for the Halloween season.

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Melissa was in need of a gate to keep her puppy out of the cats’ area, but also allow the cats the freedom to roam the house. Learn about her experience with the Versa Gate by Cardinal.

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Cooper Makes Friends

by DFS-Pet-Blog on October 9, 2013

After Cooper had been cleared of Giardia, we knew that he needed some socialization. Other pups had lived at Cooper’s prior residence, but we knew that it was important for him to find new friends besides Bandit.

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Puppy Update: 10 Months Old

by Melissa R. on October 4, 2013

Our Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever puppy, Emme, is now over 10 months old. I can’t believe how fast time has gone. My last update was at 6 months old so we have a lot to cover.

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Meet Moto. She’s an Old English Bulldog who models here at Drs. Foster and Smith. Check out her profile here.

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