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Treating Pets’ Cancerous Lumps and Bumps

Treating Pets’ Cancerous Lumps and Bumps

By Dr. Laura Hady Last month, I discussed diagnosing lumps and bumps on our beloved pets. Today is a follow-up to that, providing information about how the more common cancerous ones can be treated in our middle-aged to older pets. In dogs, mast cell tumors are the...

Understanding Your Pet’s Lumps and Bumps

Understanding Your Pet’s Lumps and Bumps

By Dr. Laura Hady As pets lose their winter coats or undergo spring grooming, their owners tend to find skin lumps and bumps that went unnoticed in the winter. It is a good idea to point these out to your veterinarian during your dog or cat’s yearly exam, so that the...

Spring Circuit Training for Your Dog

Spring Circuit Training for Your Dog

By Dr. Laura Hady With the longer days and warmer weather, I can’t help but think of starting a new exercise routine for myself and my dogs so that we look and feel better by summer. There is no need to go out and buy expensive equipment because many exercises can...

Heart Healthy Pets: Part Two

Heart Healthy Pets: Part Two

By Dr. Laura Hady Last month, I covered some basic facts about the heart and how it works. This month I’m discussing the most common heart and circulatory diseases of dogs and cats. While symptoms of heart disease, such as cough, can mimic other diseases, such as...

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...

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