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Category Archives: Canine

House-Training Your Puppy

When you are away from home or unable to watch your puppy Confine him to a “safe” room which you can easily clean if there are accidents (a room without carpeting or rugs.) Provide a comfortable bed in one corner,…
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Crate-Training Your Puppy

Dogs are naturally inclined to nest in dens, so spending a few hours in a comfortable crate is not unnatural or cruel.  The crate should be high enough for your dog to sit up straight and still have another 6…
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How To Brush Your Dog’s Teeth

All dogs are healthier, more comfortable and likely to live longer if they have their teeth brushed regularly!  Unbrushed teeth tend to become infected and may loosen and fall out.  This is painful and unhealthy, and the bacteria in dental…
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Intestinal Parasites

RoundwormsRoundworms are the most common intestinal parasites found in pets. They are sometimes seen in the stool and look like spaghetti.  Typical symptoms include a pot-bellied appearance, weight loss, and diarrhea.  Young pets usually get roundworms from their mothers.  Adult…
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Canine Vaccines DVC Recommends

DAPP (Distemper, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza and Parvovirus): This is a 5-way vaccine which is recommended for every dog. Distemper is a severe and sometimes deadly virus that can affect the entire body, including the brain. Parvo is another dangerous virus which…
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