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Amanda Simonson, DVM
Feb 08, 2021

Dog ears come in all shapes and sizes, but they are unique in their anatomy when compared to human ears. Dogs have a long ear canal with both vertical and horizontal components. This creates a J or L shape that traps debris more easily, which in turn, can lead to dog ear infections. Dog ear infections are common, so it’s not surprising that in 2018, Embrace pet insurance listed dog ear infections as third on the list of the top five dog… Read More

Jennifer Grota, DVM
Jan 27, 2021

For many dogs, going on an outing in the family car is an enjoyable adventure. However, for dogs that experience motion sickness, car rides are anything but enjoyable, no matter how fun the destination may be. What Causes Dog Car Sickness and Motion Sickness? Motion sickness in dogs can result from conflicting sensory signals that are sent to the emetic (vomiting) center in the brain. In other words, the signals from the vestibular system… Read More

Ellen Malmanger, DVM
Jan 21, 2021

Decreased appetite (hyporexia), or loss of appetite (anorexia) in dogs can be stressful for pet parents, and can often indicate an underlying medical condition. Anorexia for more than 24 hours should not be ignored, as it is often a warning that something else is going on. Here’s some insight on why your dog is not eating, including a questionnaire that can help you get to the root of the issue and some tips for what you can do to help.… Read More

Nutrition Articles

Jennifer Coates, DVM
Feb 15, 2021

One of the best ways to keep cats healthy and happy is to feed them well. Cats need all the right nutrients in just the right proportions to grow, maintain their bodies, be active, and prevent and recover from illness or injury. With healthy eating being so essential, pet parents need to know what goes into a nutritional cat food. Here is breakdown of what you need to know about cat nutrition. Cat Nutrition 101: What Are the Essential Cat… Read More

Amanda Simonson, DVM
Feb 11, 2021

Most kittens get adopted at about 6 to 8 weeks old. They are typically already weaned from their mother and eating solid food. It is important to feed kittens a nutritionally complete diet that contains high quality vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. This article will explain everything you need to know about what to feed kittens, how much to feed them, and how often and when they need to be transitioned to an adult cat food. What to Feed… Read More

Jennifer Coates, DVM
Feb 11, 2021

For people, homemade meals are almost always healthier than what you can buy ready-to-eat from the store. It stands to reason that the same would be true for our feline friends, right? Not necessarily. It’s a good idea to learn all that is involved in making nutritionally complete and balanced cat food before you rush out and buy a bunch of ingredients. The process may not be as simple as you imagine. Here’s what you need to know about… Read More

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