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Nursing Kitty Back to Health

Aug 04, 2016

 
 
Paper Trained
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Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
 
Pets like people don’t like to be in the hospital. Unfortunately, some situations require advanced life support, special monitoring or nursing care to assist patients to respond to treatment.  Cats in particular may resent hospitalization and stop eating or become agitated to the…

Helping Cats Live Longer

Aug 01, 2016

 
 
Paper Trained
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Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
 
Cats live longer now than ever-thanks in a large part to the dedicated care of their owners.  Medical and nutritional advancements have also played a role and helped many cats live well into their teens and even twenty’s.   One of the more common problems in senior cats is kidney…

It's HOT Outside!!

Jul 27, 2016

 
 
Paper Trained
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Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
 
We knew oppressive heat and humidity would be here sooner or later.  Looking after neighbors, the elderly and children that might need additional help beating the heat should be a priority for all of us.  The American Veterinary Medicine Association has some gently reminders for…

Help! We are Housebreaking a Puppy!

Jul 07, 2016

 
 
Paper Trained
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Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
 
     Q)  We thought we had our 4 month old Yeager completely house trained.  My husband takes him out all the time so he should never have to go in the house.  We have a huge yard that has underground fencing and plenty of toys so he always has plenty of space and activity.   When…

Oh Boy! Oh Boy! Oh Boy! Car Rides!

Jun 29, 2016

 
 
Paper Trained
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Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
While not all dogs love to go for a ride, it can be a real treat for many.  In fact with so many of us traveling with our pets, it’s hard not to take Roscoe along to the beach, the grocery store or even around the block.  Since safety is our first concern for all riders, here are some things…

4th of July Safety

Jun 24, 2016

 
 
Paper Trained
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Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
 
Preparation is important to minimize the fear and anxiety many pets experience during often loud celebrations like the 4th of July.  Last week we talked about the many options for behavioral and pharmacological control of the stress dogs, cats…

Fireworks and Thunderstorms! Oh My!

Jun 20, 2016

 
 
Paper Trained
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Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
 
       Thunderstorm season is here and the boom and bang of fireworks is not far behind.  For many pets-some research suggests up to 50% of all dogs experience some noise phobia- the percussive sounds associated with these events creates fear and anxiety.  Some pets may simply…

Finding the Right Boarding Facility

Jun 09, 2016

Finding the right boarding facility can be stressful. Here are some tips to help you choose the right facility for your furry family member.

Pet Dental Health

Feb 18, 2016

 
 
Paper Trained
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Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
 
Last week in celebration of National Pet Dental Month we discussed many of the options available for owners to practice home dental care with their pets.  While some of the choices are relatively easy to accomplish-water additives to decrease plaque and calculus-the gold standard…

Kennel Trained Adult Dogs

Feb 04, 2016

 
 
Paper Trained
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Scott Sandeman, D.V.M.
          Q)   My husband and I have 2 1/2 year old basset hound we got from the humane society when she was 6 months old and came to us cage trained.  We have had several bassets before but never one that was caged trained.  She goes in the cage at night and when we go out and will even go…

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