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Lyme Borreliosis in Dogs

  Lyme disease is one of the most common tick-transmitted diseases in the world but only causes symptoms in 5-10% of affected dogs. It is caused by a spirochete (bacteria) species of the Borrelia burgdorferi group. When infection leads to disease in…
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HOW DOGS CHANGED OUR LIVES!

When my late husband began having issues with Congestive Heart Failure. It became clear that he needed someone or something to take his mind off of his illness. He was already very depressed, since he was alone all day while…
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Overweight Dogs Have Shortened Lives 05/10/2016 01:10 pm 13:10:56 | Updated May 10, 2016

Dr. Karen Becker Proactive and integrative wellness veterinarian If your dog is overweight or obese, you now have another huge incentive to help him slim down. According to recent research, being overweight shortens a dog’s lifespan. Information was collected from…
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Demodectic Mange in Dogs

Demodicosis in Dogs Mange (demodicosis) is an inflammatory disease in dogs caused by various types of the Demodex mite. When the number of mites inhabiting the hair follicles and skin of the dog become exorbitant, it can lead to skin…
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A SPECIAL DOCTOR’S VISIT

  TODAY I HAD A MEDICAL APPOINTMENT WITH ONE OF MY SPECIALISTS. . BELLA LOVES TO GO TO THAT OFFICE BECAUSE EVERYONE MAKES SUCH A FUSS OVER HER.  SHE IS LIKE A CELEBRITY AND SHE LOVES SEEING ALL OF HER “FRIENDS”.   THERE…
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OUT AND ABOUT

Today was a beautiful day in Pennsylvania, despite the gloom and doom reported by the weather channels. I got up this morning thinking I was going to be inside all day. To my surprise, it was a perfect day to…
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Can Dogs Eat Bananas?

by Kimberly Gauthier Bananas are a tasty treat for humans. We use the yummy yellow fruit in cereal, smoothies and as a healthy snack between meals. But are bananas safe for dogs? The short answer is yes. Dogs can eat…
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My Service Dog Bella

My experience with Service Dog Training is similar to the article that I recently posted an article on the myths concerning Assistance Dogs, COMMON MYTHS ABOUT SERVICE DOGS, . As someone who has gone through the process of training and…
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Common Myths About Assistance Dogs

by Jessica Remitz We’ve all heard the heroic stories of assistance dogs saving their owners lives or helping them to accomplish feats once thought impossible, but how well do we know what, exactly, assistance dogs do? In honor of International…
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