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Heart Healthy Pets

Heart Healthy Pets

By Dr. Laura Hady While February is heart awareness month for humans, I believe we need to raise heart disease awareness for pets and their owners this month. According to The Drake Center, about 10 percent of all dogs seen in family veterinary clinics have heart...

Learning About Your Pet’s Genetic Traits

Learning About Your Pet’s Genetic Traits

By Dr. Laura Hady My new year’s resolution was to find out more about my own genetic traits as well as those of my three mixed breed rescue dogs and two cats. Both pets and human genes are made up of compacted deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). How animals look and act are...

The Gift of Joy

The Gift of Joy

By Dr. Laura Hady As the end of 2023 draws near, I would like to celebrate some gifts of joy in the pet world that have made our pets and their people healthier this year. Some are public and some are very near and dear to my heart. They include research and new...

The Basics of Back Pain in Our Pets

The Basics of Back Pain in Our Pets

By Dr. Laura Hady The most common complaint to my physical rehabilitation practice for animals is chronic back pain. As a pet owner, it is heartbreaking to hear a pet yelp when it tries to jump on or off the couch, no longer wants to go on walks, or tenses back...

Diarrhea Do’s and Don’ts for Pets

Diarrhea Do’s and Don’ts for Pets

By Dr. Laura Hady Pet diarrhea is one of the most common reasons people take their pets to veterinary clinics. Acute diarrhea can be caused by a rapid food change, bacterial overgrowth in the normal gastrointestinal flora, parasites, viruses, dietary indiscretion...

5 Lifesaving Commands for Your Dog

5 Lifesaving Commands for Your Dog

By Dr. Laura Hady Veterinary behaviorist Ian Dunbar taught me many years ago that animal names should be two syllables with a vowel at the end. The reason is that your voice tends to rise at the end of words or statements, so it sounds more pleasing to your pet.  In...

Kidneys: The Kings of Filtration for Your Pet

Kidneys: The Kings of Filtration for Your Pet

By Dr. Laura Hady Few people know what kidneys do. At the most basic level, they act as filters and recyclers of blood, eliminating waste in the form of urine through the body’s plumbing system -ureters, bladder, and urethra. However, the kidneys also work in...

Optimal Nutrition for your Pet

Optimal Nutrition for your Pet

By Dr. Laura Hady The number of dog food brands increased 71 percent from 2011-2018 (most recent data available), totaling at least 630, according to GfK, the largest German market research company that provides data and intelligence to the consumer goods industry....

Pesky Pests that Bite Pets

Pesky Pests that Bite Pets

By Dr. Laura Hady As temperatures increase, we tend to spend more time outside with our pets. However, our fun times can be marred by the bugs, insects and plants that thrive in the warmer weather.  The following are some tips to protect our furry friends from these...

Celebrating Medical Advancements Due to Animals

Celebrating Medical Advancements Due to Animals

By Dr. Laura Hady As we enter the month of school graduations marked by academic achievements, it seems an appropriate time to honor our animal friends for their medical achievements contributing to human health. If you are a pet’s parent, you probably already know...

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