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We Are Having Babies: Caring for Your Pregnant Dog

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It’s very exciting if your dog is pregnant, and you will want to know how to give her the special care she deserves at this time. You also need to prepare for your pregnant dog’s labor and delivery (also called whelping) so that you’ll be ready for the big day. Pregnancy in dogs is about nine weeks, and she will need extra special…

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October Is National Animal Safety and Protection Month

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The power of human connection is one of the biggest tools we have to fight health and safety issues. That’s why awareness days, weeks, and months have so much significance. They rally us around a cause and help to spread knowledge and support. But, there’s a big list of other awareness events that pass quietly every year without much notice. However,…

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Learn to Recognize the Signs of Aging in Pets

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Pets are living longer than ever due to preventative care and overall improved attention to health and wellbeing. Still, there are age-related issues that can come up and that you, as an owner, need to be aware of. Be cognizant and prepared for the following conditions and compromises that can come as your pet gets older.   Some signs that…

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What Causes Dog Seizures?

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Dog seizures can be triggered by several factors, including heat exhaustion and epilepsy. Some dogs will quickly recover from a seizure and never experience another. In fact, ‘one-off’ seizures with no apparent explanation are quite common. However, other dogs may continue to experience seizures over their lifetimes.  What Do Dog Seizures Look Like? Some canine seizures are more obvious than…

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Our New Criticalist is Arriving October 26th!

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CVETS is excited to announce that our new Criticalist, Dr. Rachel Pabón DVM, DACVECC, will be arriving on October 26th! Dr. Pabón is the only board-certified Criticalist in the Columbia area, so we are very grateful to have her. A Veterinary Criticalist is someone who specializes in life-threatening cases that may arise from trauma or illness. Having a Criticalist will…

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Best Pet If You Don’t Want a Dog or Cat

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You like animals and want a pet, but for whatever reason, you don’t want a dog or a cat. Maybe you have a family member with allergies to these popular pets. However, it’s still possible to bring a cute little critter into your home. The first thing to consider is what kind of pet is the best pet for you and your…

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Should We Get a Rescued Pet?

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Adopting a pet is a big commitment- but one that can be rewarding and life-changing. When it comes to bringing home a dog or cat for the family, always consider rescuing an animal rather than purchasing one. With millions of unwanted animals taking up space in shelters across the country, giving a home to these pets seems like the most…

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Dog Boredom – Does Fido Get Bored?

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It would be very challenging to prove that all creatures get bored. However, it does seem that higher orders of animals can indeed experience boredom. At least one scientific study determined that animals living in captivity, especially if kept in confined spaces, suffer from boredom. The question then arises, what about dog boredom?   Boredom in Dogs Originally, different types of dogs were bred to…

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Service Dogs and Veterans: How Soldiers are Being Supported by Man’s Best Friend

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There is a special bond between service dogs and veterans, and it is true that a dog is truly man’s best friend. When it comes to veterans and dogs, the therapeutic applications have proven an effective tool for helping veterans struggling with a variety of conditions and disabilities. From physical impairments to mental health conditions, the comfort of a pet, especially…

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