Category Archives: Pet Health Articles

Dog Bite Prevention by Dr. Kyshee Hoover

Any Dog Can Bite Even the sweetest, cutest dog can bite if provoked. To reduce the number of injuries from dog bites, dog owners should practice responsible dog ownership. Adults and children should be educated about bite prevention. Most dog-bite victims are actually bitten by their own dog or one they know. In addition, the…
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Poison Prevention and Your Pet by Dr. Krista Hight

One of the most common things I hear from owners of sick dogs and cats is, I think my neighbor poisoned him. I find this to be very rarely (if ever) the case, but for some reason the suspicion is always there (perhaps Roscoe does too much backyard barking). The more common scenario is accidental…
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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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