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Heather Hoffmann, DVM
Jun 30, 2020

Jump to Section: How to Potty Train a Puppy How to Potty Train an Adult Dog One of the most important first steps when you adopt a puppy is house training, aka potty training. The process of training a puppy (or adult dog) to learn the appropriate time and place to… Read More

Christina Fernandez, DVM, DACVECC
Jun 30, 2020

Chocolate is toxic to dogs. Despite being a tasty treat for people, ingesting even the smallest amount can be extremely hazardous to your dogs’ health. In rare cases, dogs can die from eating chocolate. If your dog ate chocolate, contact your veterinarian, an emergency… Read More

Leigh Burkett, DVM
Jun 30, 2020

Does your dog or puppy itch, scratch, chew, or lick themselves excessively? These are all signs that your dog may have allergies. Allergies are common in dogs—in fact, they are one of the top reasons for veterinary appointments. Dog allergy symptoms more commonly affect the… Read More

Jennifer Grota, DVM
Jun 08, 2020

Water is essential to life. It has even been called the most important nutrient with regards to survival. It’s very important for your dog to drink enough water to stay hydrated and healthy. What if your dog is not drinking enough water? Here’s how to calculate how much… Read More

Kelly Sulik, DVM
Jun 01, 2020

Heartworm prevention has become a standard of preventive care for pets in the United States. However, more than 1 million pets in the US are believed to be heartworm positive, and that number is growing. Although some parts of the country are more severely affected than… Read More

Katy Nelson, DVM
Jun 01, 2020

As someone who worked in the animal ER for many years, I often wondered if dog parks were invented by an emergency vet just to drive in business. Numerous issues were caused by groups of dogs who were wholly unfamiliar with each other sharing a confined space. So many times… Read More