Category Archives: Guest Blogger

Find Your Lost Pet with a Microchip

By Dr. Patrick Mahaney, VMD Lost pets show up at vets and shelters every day. If your pet goes missing, how will you be reunited? Properly identifying pets is an issue I’m very passionate about as a clinical practice veterinarian. … Continue reading

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Ask A Vet: Flea & Tick Control FAQs

By Dr. Patrick Mahaney, VMD Fleas, ticks and other insects aren’t just nuisances for both pets and owners alike, they can also spread mild to fatal diseases. All pet owners must strive to prevent their canine and feline companions from … Continue reading

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Is your pet at risk for heartworm disease?

By Dr. Patrick Mahaney, VMD Heartworm is a preventable but potentially life-threatening disease spread by the bite of a mosquito carrying the blood-borne parasite. When a mosquito bites a heartworm-positive animal, it carries the heartworm parasite to the next animal … Continue reading

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Improve Your Pet’s Dental Health: Prevention, Diagnosis & Treatment of Periodontal Disease

By Dr. Patrick Mahaney, VMD Although February is Pet Dental Health Month, you shouldn’t wait until this wintery month rolls around to promote your pets’ dental health. Keep your pet’s mouth healthy all year long by taking good care of … Continue reading

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Frequently Asked Questions about Declawing Cats

By Dr. Patrick Mahaney, VMD Have you declawed your feline companion? Do you believe that declawing is a humane procedure? Are you thinking about declawing your cat or kitten? Although you might be worried that declawing your cat is the … Continue reading

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Top 10 Pet Healthcare Topics Your Vet Wishes You Knew More About

By Dr. Patrick Mahaney, VMD  Having been in clinical practice since 1999, I’ve observed trends of both illness and wellness in my canine and feline patients. I’ve survived the intensity of an internship, experienced the variety of presenting illnesses in … Continue reading

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Pet Obesity: The #1 Nutritional Disease in Pets

Guest post from Dr. Patrick Mahaney, VMD You may not even realize it, but your companion canine or feline could be pushing the upper limits of a healthy body weight. Carrying extra weight can cause mild to severe health concerns. The … Continue reading

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Pawz Away Indoor Barrier to the Rescue

Guest post from Carrie Noar, Tales and Tails It would really be nice if all dogs came to us perfect and stayed that way, no matter how many mistakes we made with them. Unfortunately, that never happens. When you adopt … Continue reading

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How to potty train properly

Guest post by Colby Morita of Puppy In Training Almost 8 years ago I brought home my first puppy, Linus from the Carson Animal Shelter. However, before I even thought about bringing home a puppy I made up my mind … Continue reading

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Dog Heroes in Need of Homes

By Deborah Kandoll for Exceptional Canine Military working dogs (MWDs) are the unsung four-legged heroes of our armed services. Every day, these amazing dog heroes put their lives on the line, on patrol and on specialized drug and explosive detection … Continue reading

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