Pet Microchip Scanner for Neighborhood

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2024 Veterinary Consolidation Update

Here's my 2024 veterinary consolidation update as I continue to worry about the kind of veterinary care options available to people like us in the future. The veterinary

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How Brains of Anxious Dogs Are Different

As much as I value, appreciate, and regularly use personal development and cognitive skills to work my way out of destructive feelings in daily life, I also understand

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Antibiotics and Dog Bites to Other Dogs

The decision to prescribe antibiotics gets weighed more carefully now than in the past because of the increase in meds-resistant infections. When it comes to antibiotics and dog

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Frail Dogs

With my recent fall, hospitalization, and orthopedic trauma surgery, I found myself both annoyed and amused at how the human medical staff often treated me like a VERY

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Detecting Dog Cancers

I don't pretend to understand the complexities of Raman molecular urinalysis, but a study published in February 2024 looks at its use in detecting 4 common types of

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10 Things I Learned from Leland Dirks

I got news today (Feb 19, 2024) that my fellow Colorado author and border collie lover Leland Dirks died recently. It's such sad news, but I know that

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$100 Dollar Bag of Dog Food

It's 48 days until Spring. We got a full tank of gas, half a pack of M&Ms. It's dark... and we're wearing sunglasses. Bonus points, if you get

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New Index for Tummy Problems in Dogs

The graphic I found to modify for this post alone is worth the trouble. Cracks me up. Let's face it tummy problems in dogs are NO fun --

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Dog Vasectomy and Ovary-Sparing Spay Study

With increasing interest in the benefits of dogs' longer exposure to gonadal hormones and demand for options other than traditional spay/neuter, a study published in early 2023 caught

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