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Coughing Dogs Everywhere!!

Oct 24, 2019

 

Paper Trained

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Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.

 

     During summer and holiday boarding season’s, outbreaks of infectious tracheobronchitis or canine cough are likely to occur.  Pets housed in close quarters allow this highly infectious respiratory disease to spread. The disease may be caused by any number of viruses, the…

Potty Training 101

Oct 03, 2019

 

Paper Trained

by 

Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.



Q.)  It took almost 6 months to house train our Labrador Macy 5 years ago.   We thought we did everything right except the kids weren’t as much help as we hoped and my wife was working full time then.  We are considering bell training- will that help our new beagle to learn faster?

Don't Wait! Vaccinate!

Aug 28, 2019

 

Paper Trained

by 

Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.


Measles outbreaks across the nation have highlighted the importance of consistent, widespread vaccinations and the sometimes tragic consequences of complacency.  While the decisions some people make to not start or suspend vaccinations in themselves or their children are varied, the science…

Pets are Expensive!

Aug 14, 2019

 
Paper Trained
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Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
 We Americans are spending more than ever on our pets-almost $70 billion a year by current estimates.  Of that total, 25% is spent on medical, surgical or preventative health care. Like human health care, owners do and should seek ways to save on expenses without compromising their pet's health.  Here are…

Return of the Gnats!!

May 24, 2019

 

Paper Trained

by

Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.

 

Q.  As soon as the rain stops it seems we can't go in the backyard because of the gnats.  My dog doesn’t seem to be bothered by them too much but I don’t see how that is possible-…

New Kitten!!

Jul 05, 2018

 
 
Paper Trained
by
Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
 
Veterinarians and humane shelters often encounter cats that have been poorly socialized as kittens.  In some situations, the kitten was either adopted at too young an age –before 7 weeks- or wasn’t properly handled before going to their forever home. The consequences can be severe…

Salad Bar for Everyone

Jun 26, 2018

 
 
Paper Trained
by
Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
 
Does Emmie the retriever stop half way when fetching her tennis ball in the backyard to nibble some blue grass?  Has Simon the Siamese found the basil plant in the kitchen? If so, they have a lot company at the salad bar.  Both cats and dogs are known to nibble on greenery when…

Pool Party!!

Jun 21, 2018

 
 
Paper Trained
by
Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
 
Family swimming pools offer a cool respite from summer heat.  In many households however, those that are too young or can’t swim need special attention to avoid tragedy.  Pets, especially dogs, can benefit from many of the safeguards and warning devices designed to alert us that…

Suns Out, Guns Out

Apr 30, 2018

 
 
Paper Trained
by
Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
 
As the sun sticks around longer and longer every day, people and pets need to be continually aware of the damage it can do to sensitive skin by emitting electromagnetic radiation (EMR).  EMR which includes not only visible light but infrared and UV light damages multiple layers…

3 Legged Race

Mar 30, 2018

 
 
Paper Trained
by
Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
 
Q.)  We are excited to welcome a new friend into our family from our local shelter.  Duchess is a 4 year old Weimaraner mix that is a sweet heart and has immediately fit into our home.  Duchess was apparently injured in an accident and is missing her left rear leg- she has lots…

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