When I got my first dog as an adult in vet school, one of the first things I taught her was to drop and leave it. One of the next things was to not take food that wasn’t hers. Before you get too impressed, I did this for two selfish reasons. First, she loved to pick up disgusting things like…

Whenever we have big weather changes, we also see urinary issues. I don’t understand why this happens, especially in cats living indoors, where the temperature is controlled. What I do know is that we get big increases in urinary issues with big temperature and humidity swings. Usually, we g…

I love the changing leaves, walking outside without sweating and swarms of bugs. Essentially, there isn’t much I don’t love about fall. And that includes Halloween. There are a few things though, including pets with chocolate toxicity. This year, pay attention to the rare downfalls so that y…

While I sat at the computer and wondered where my vibrant, sun-filled fall days had gone, I decided that I would talk again about some pet myths. Sometimes I feel like the internet has actually made disinformation worse, despite how easy it is to get good information. The issue with the inte…

So, rain in the fall bums me out a little bit, but I can cope with that. What’s the one thing about fall that I actually hate? Ticks! I hate them more than cold rainy days, more than fleas and even more than having wet socks while I walk on cold rainy days. I hate them because they are wides…

I certainly am not a dog trainer, but since I have two perfectly behaved dogs I am an expert. Just kidding! My dogs are pretty good, but that is just because I put a lot of time into training them. The reason I care about training for my patients isn’t because I have to live with them, but b…

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH How hot is too hot to leave my dog in the car? This is a hard question, because every dog has different comfort levels....The post Dog Days of Summer appeared first on Rutland Reader.

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