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Thanksgiving Safety Tips for your Dog

Thanksgiving Safety Tips for Your Dog

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful and to be surrounded by all our loved ones. The Thanksgiving holiday is also known as the one day where it is fully acceptable to stuff your face until you can’t even move. We are all a little more gracious during this time and we want our dogs […]

Protect Dogs Paws During Winter

How To Keep Dogs Paws From Freezing

The winter season is not only a threat to humans but also to our pups. A lot of pet owners assume that their fur will protect them during the harsh weather. One of the biggest concerns is how to protect their paws. Listed below are a few tips on how to keep them healthy and […]


My dog is licking his feet; boredom or health issue?

I have a question. Just when I feel like we were having some great breakthroughs in training, Layla ruptured her CCL and has to be kept immobile for 2 weeks and then xrays will determine if she needs surgery or not. She has taken to licking her feet out of boredom; any suggestions on how […]


Vaccines Without Mercury

Dr. Renee, Is there a DHLPP vaccine without mercury ? Hi Marvin, I did a bit of research and found that mercury isn’t used much in vaccines any more.  It can be hidden in vaccines as “merthiolate,” but those are usually the older-type vaccines.  The product “thimerosal”, while technically a mercury product, is actually ethyl mercury.  […]


How to choose a good dog food

Dear Dr. Renee, We just adopted a wonderful mix-breed dog, Mystery, from the shelter and are very confused about what to feed her. The shelter was feeding one kind of food, the pet store recommended a different food, and my friends say the one they feed their dog is the best. There are so many […]


Expired Medications

Dear Dr. Renee, I have a whole medication cabinet full of old/unused medications from my various pets.  Some were quite expensive, so I hate to throw them out just in case we ever need them again.  How do I know which ones are safe to keep and which ones really are best to throw away? […]