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Feed Your Dog People Food! Please!!

Feed Your Dog People Food! Please!!

Why and How to Use People Food to Feed Your Dog Better! Dog owners often proudly tell me that they “never feed their dog people food.” They are surprised when I encourage them to change this practice and get some people food into their dogs! For years, they've been...

Dog Food Buyer Beware

Dog Food Buyer Beware

More and More Dog Foods Are Making Dogs Sick! For years, dog owners have faced challenges when choosing food for their dogs but the situation is getting increasingly dire. In just the last three months, we’ve seen well-known dog foods causing serious sometimes fatal...

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Are BPA Free Dog Foods Safe or Even BPA Free?

If you feed canned dog food, both regular and those advertised as BPA free, you should read the results of this new study from the University of Missouri (Koestel, Z.L., et al, 2016). Dogs come in contact with bisphenol A or BPA through their food, skin...

Puppies Learn Best What They Learn First!

Puppies Learn Best What They Learn First!

Four problem behaviors that people unintentionally teach puppies. Because of the way canine brains develop, what we teach puppies during the sensitive period, from 3 until 16 weeks of age, stay with them forever unless and until someone makes them unlearn...

How Badly Do We Need to Know? Part 2

How Badly Do We Need to Know? Part 2

Are routine prenatal x-rays in dogs safe? Over the last 30 years, there has been a dramatic decrease in routine x-rays of pregnant women due to concerns for the safety of their unborn babies. In my last blog, I challenged the prevailing notion that routine prenatal...

Why Not to “Breed Them Young and Breed Them Often”!

New arguments for breeding older dog moms I have always been uncomfortable with the saying “Breed them young, breed them often” with regards to dog breeding.  This is most often heard from reproductive veterinarians who are telling breeders how to most easily get...

The Zen of Saying Goodbye

Lessons learned from the death of my dog. I wanted it to be a beautiful, sunny day.  It was a stormy, overcast morning. I wanted my vet to be there.  He was out of the country on vacation. I wanted it to happen when life was a bit calmer.  It happened unexpectedly in...

Dog Poop, Measles and Parvovirus

Dog Poop, Measles and Parvovirus

An Argument for Individual Contribution to Herd Immunity Dr Pauline Chen wrote a compelling editorial linking dog poop to the measles outbreak in the US. Strange bedfellows, you think? Her point is that just as cleaning up after your dog is an act of personal...

Might Dog Dads Contribute More Than Just DNA?

Might Dog Dads Contribute More Than Just DNA?

In the past, we focused our prenatal care on our mama dogs. We fed them the best food possible, supplemented carefully and made sure they were in top condition. We knew from experience and research that good moms that experienced low stress created more...

Prepping Your Puppy For The Vet! Part 1

Prepping Your Puppy For The Vet! Part 1

Our dogs love going to Otterkill Animal Hospital and the Otterkill staff loves our dogs! A few weeks ago, in my 2-part blog Teach Your Puppy to Love Visiting The Vet, I wrote about things you can do with your puppy so he will learn to enjoy going to the vet’s. In...

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