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General Pet Care Tips & Resources


Heart Disease and Grain-Free Diets or Exotic Meat Diets

Recently, a correlation between dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), which is a fatal heart disease, and the feeding of grain-free, boutique, or exotic meat diets has been recognized. There currently is no consensus on why these diets are causing DCM.

This article provides more detail and treatment options for DCM.


Outdoor Fun with Your Dog, by Dr. Peel

Interested in some fun outdoor plans for you and your dog for the weekend? Regular exercise keeps your dogs healthy as well as mentally and physically stimulated.

Here are some tips from Dr. Peel.


Deskunking your Dog

My dog Mattie has been sprayed by a skunk 3 times in her life, twice in June, and surprisingly once in February. It has always happened at night.

If you are as unfortunate as I have been and your dog gets sprayed by a skunk, here are some helpful tips:


Noise Phobias: Summer Storms and Fireworks

Between fireworks and thunderstorms, summer is stressful for our two dogs. Last year, we heard fireworks every night from June 29th through July 15th.

Here’s what we’ve found works:


Running Safely with your Dog in the Summer

It is important to make sure your dog is safe when running during the hot summer months.

Here are some tips to keep him safe and healthy!


How to Decrease Your Pet’s Anxiety About Going to the Vet

Do you have pet who is a little skittish when it's time to come visit us?

Here are our top four tips to help!