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Don't Give a Dog a Bone

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 04.13.2013 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

Wouldn't it be nice if the answer to solving dental problems were simply chewing on something hard? But it is not! Don't give a dog a bone. Brush your dog's teeth and consult with your veterinarian.

Bread Dough Toxicosis

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 01.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

There are two concerns for a dog that has eaten bread dough. One, there's a large mass of dough in the stomach that is continuing to rise. Two, the warm environment of the stomach promotes ongoing fermentation of the alcohol in the dough, which can result in ethanol toxicosis.

Overweight And Obese Pets? 5 Tips To Asses Your Pet's Health

Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living

By Sharon Kay If it's true that people resemble their pets, it makes sense that more and more pets are weighing in with an obesity problem. Near...

How To Keep Your Pet Safe During Labor Day Festivities

Posted 09.02.2012 | Green

From Vetstreet's Dr. Marty Becker: Labor Day always feels like the last hurrah of summer. Sure, many kids are already back in school and the real l...

Medical Massage Can Improve and Restore Your Pet's Health

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 10.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

When many people think of massage, they think of guilty pleasure -- something they might be willing to splurge on only occasionally, perhaps on vacation. And for themselves, not the family pet!

10 Ways To Be A Mistake-Proof Pet Owner

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 07.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Your chances of having a long-lasting, wonderful relationship with a pet increase dramatically when you give serious thought to the type of animal that best suits you.