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Heather Hoffmann, DVM
Jun 30, 2020

Animals have always formed a special bond with humans. This bond has been useful in training certain animals to assist people with physical and medical disabilities. These service dogs have historically been recognized for their loyalty to their owners, but more recently,… Read More

Michael Kearley, DVM
Jun 30, 2020

Do dogs have periods? No—at least not like humans do. Dogs do not menstruate and are only receptive to mating when actively in heat. Do dogs go through menopause? No; dogs can become pregnant throughout their entire lives. There’s no short answer to explain the reproductive… Read More

Sara Bledsoe, DVM, CVA, CHPV
Jun 30, 2020

Kennel cough—also known as canine infectious respiratory disease (CIRD) or infectious tracheobronchitis—is a highly contagious respiratory disease in dogs. It’s typically spread when a healthy dog is exposed to the respiratory secretions of an infected dog. Kennel cough can… Read More

Leigh Burkett, DVM
Jun 30, 2020

Have you noticed that your dog’s ears smell? This can actually be a sign of a problem in your dog’s ears, from ear wax buildup to ear infections. Here’s what you need to know about smelly ears in dogs, from what causes the smell to tips for cleaning and preventing ear… Read More

Amanda Ardente, DVM, PhD
Jun 30, 2020

You may be considering a raw food diet for your dog for a variety of reasons. Some people want their dog’s food to more closely resemble what their wild ancestors would have eaten (the idea of biologically appropriate raw food). Some believe their dog’s overall health,… Read More

Tiffany Tupler, DVM
Jun 30, 2020

Whether you’re practicing potty training for a new puppy or noticing accidents with an older dog, one thing is certain: that dog urine smell isn’t pleasant. Accidents happen—it’s natural. Practice patience and use positive reinforcement with puppies and dogs that are being… Read More