Category Archives: Pet Health Articles

The Down and Dirty about Dentals By: Dr. Krista Hight

Twice a year I go to the dentist to get x-rays, and be poked and prodded. It's not my favorite. I'd rather be anywhere but that dentist's chair, but I go because I know it's important for my health. I also brush my teeth twice a day and floss once a day (or at least…
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My Dachshund’s Not Using His Legs By: Dr. Krista Hight

Dachshunds are probably one of the most recognizable breeds of dogs due to their long backs; long ears; and short, stumpy legs. They are also a very popular breed of dog, most likely due to their loving personality and their ever-readiness to cuddle. My own Dachshund mix never turns down an invitation for some under-the-cover…
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Healthy Holidays for Furry Friends By Dr. Krista Hight

The holidays are a time of love, laughter, family, friends, and good fellowship. As four-legged furry family members, our dogs and cats often participate in all of the family traditions that fill the holiday season: Santa pictures, new outfits, stockings, and often new playthings. But before you go filling up Fido's stocking with new toys…
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Dear Santa: Bring Me a Puppy!

By Dr. Kyshee Hoover Every holiday season, puppies and kittens are wrapped up in gift boxes or dressed in red bows and given as holiday gifts. After all, an adorable, fuzzy puppy perfectly represents the spirit of Christmas! Puppies can capture the innocence, blissful happiness, and unconditional love that the holiday season symbolizes. But before…
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Diabetes Is Not a Death Sentence by Dr. Krista Hight

People always seemed surprised by the fact that diabetes mellitus is a very common disorder in both cats and dogs. Diabetes is characterized by an increased blood sugar due to a lack of or resistance to insulin. It is a condition of the pancreas, which is an organ located between the stomach and the intestines.…
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