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Frequently Asked Questions About Puppies

Frequently Asked Questions About Puppies

How much food should I feed my puppy? "About 1/3 less than whatever the bag recommends". I think pet food manufacturers are trying to overfeed our puppies, sell more dog food, and make our pets fat. Don't panic if your…

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When To Take A Dog With Diarrhea To The Vet

When to Take a Dog with Diarrhea to the Vet

The most common presenting dog symptoms to our Indianapolis veterinary clinic are allergies and itchy skin, vomiting, and diarrhea. Dog diarrhea causes - Parvo Parvo is a very contagious viral diarrhea of young, unvaccinated puppies. Parvovirus attacks rapidly dividing cells…

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Veterinarian Approved Supplements For Dogs And Cats

Veterinarian approved supplements for dogs and cats

Glucosamine Research into glucosamine for the treatment of arthritis in dogs, cats and humans has been ongoing for over 15 years. There is some laboratory evidence that taking a glucosamine sulfate supplement may slow down the development of arthritis in…

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Euthanasia

Euthanasia

This is my fourth clinic post about euthanasia. Why is euthanasia such a big deal? Because euthanasia is a veterinarian's most powerful tool; used judiciously, euthanasia gives the ultimate release from pain. Euthanasia has the capability of relieving more suffering…

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When To Take A Vomiting Dog To The Vet

When To Take A Vomiting Dog To The Vet

The top three presenting complaints for dogs in every small animal veterinary clinic are ear infections, itchy skin, and vomiting. The Vomiting Dog is Difficult for Veterinarians to Diagnose Working up the vomiting dog is a diagnostic challenge for veterinarians…

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When Should I Take My Coughing Dog To The Vet?

When should I take my coughing dog to the vet?

Dogs cough in one of three basic ways: purposeful, warning, or nuisance. #1: A purposeful cough is productive; either coughing up a foreign body, or coughing out bacteria and pus from pneumonia. ALLOW ME A MOMENT TO RELIEVE MANY CLIENTS…

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Veterinary Nightmares – Reverse Sneeze

Veterinary Nightmares – Reverse Sneeze

There exists a dog symptom so severe in its presentation, that I'd wager more calls are made to veterinary emergency clinics for it than any other symptom in creation. This particular symptom happens randomly, totally without warning, often in the…

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Cancer Is Not A Death Sentence

Cancer is Not a Death Sentence

We are all taught from very early on in veterinary school, that there is no such thing as a "cure" to most, if not all cancers. Oncologists describe tumor therapy in terms like "survival time", with graphs that imply if…

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How To Read A Pet Food Label

How To Read a Pet Food Label

Finding a quality diet appropriate for your pet's body condition and life stage can be a challenge, and basing your choice on the pretty pictures on the front of the bag of food won't help. Neither will basing your choices…

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When Is It Too Hot Outside For My Dog?

When is it too hot outside for my dog?

Even on a mild day, even with the windows slightly opened, the temperature inside a parked car can quickly rise over 100 degrees. When it's 70 degrees outside, it's too hot to leave a dog in the car. Why do…

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When Is It Too Cold Outside For My Dog Or Cat?

When is it too cold outside for my dog or cat?

IMPORTANT UPDATE as of January 12, 2016!!! According to changes to the Indianapolis Animal Care and Control ordinances... " In addition to the general requirements for animal care and treatment in this article, every owner or keeper of a dog…

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Baby Training Your Dog: What, When, Why?

Baby Training Your Dog: What, When, Why?

This post was written by our friend Melissa R. Shyan Norwalt, Ph.D., CAAB Bringing home a new baby? Pregnant? Thinking of becoming pregnant? Adopting? Training your dog to accept a new baby is helpful and a very good idea. It…

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Prednisone And Allergy Treatment For Dogs And Cats

Prednisone and Allergy Treatment for Dogs and Cats

Hi there! If you've come here on Dr. Magnusson's recommendation to learn about prednisone, you're in the right place. Prednisone is a very powerful anti-inflammatory drug. Prednisone temporarily blocks the symptoms of allergies in dogs and cats. The more allergens…

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A Veterinary Guide To Tear Stains

A Veterinary Guide to Tear Stains

Oy vey, this topic's a mess, isn't it? I tell you what, researching this article revealed a TON of misinformation. I'm going to attempt to clear it up. Quick rule of thumb - any time there's a million suggested treatments…

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What Causes Bladder Infections In Dogs?

What Causes Bladder Infections in Dogs?

This question comes up pretty much EVERY time a dog comes in with a bladder infection, and I totally understand why. Humans like to know cause-and-effect for things. Like, I ate a yucky dinner, so now I have a tummy…

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Pet Dental Care For Leo’s Pet Care Patients

Pet Dental Care for Leo’s Pet Care Patients

The month of February is National Pet Dental Month, the perfect time to consider your pet’s oral health. The veterinary team at Leo’s Pet Care recommends active, ongoing dental care to keep your pet’s oral cavity healthy and clean. After…

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