Category: Health

Does your dog take his Vitamins?

From the Pet Connection (one of our favorite sites) comes a review of some of the common vitamins your dog needs and the signs of either a vitamin deficiency or too much of any vitamin. Becoming acquainted with the signs…

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A new option for spaying

Until recently, spaying your bitch meant subjecting her to major abdominal surgery and all the risks that incurs.  Now, bitch owners are starting to have a choice.  Some veterinarians are opting to perform an ovariectomy (removing just the ovaries) rather…

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Ask Nancy: Thanksgiving cautions

Food usually abounds at holiday time and Thanksgiving is a time we often want to share our warm feelings with our pets by offering food treats. Then too food left out at mouth access height can be impossible to resist…

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Pet Insurance

Pet insurance is a complicated issue.  It can be a great help if one of your pets needs major surgery or chemotherapy, but there are also pitfalls with it.  Just like human health insurance, it doesn’t always cover pre-existing conditions.…

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The truth about dog waste bacteria

There’s a new program in the Portsmouth area, the Seacoast Canine Owners Outreach Program, or SCOOP, which is educating dog owners about the dangers of not picking up after their dogs.  Here’s the Seacoast Online article – “SCOOP’s main goal…

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