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Should you feed your pet grain-free food?

May 5, 2021

There are a lot of dog and cat foods sold as grain-free with marketing suggesting that feeding no grains is healthier.  This is not true and can, in fact, cause illness for some dogs and cats.  There is no medical or physiologic basis to feed dogs or cats a grain-free diet.

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April is “Kitten Shower” Month at HSHA

April 12, 2021
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What is the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study?

March 2, 2021

The Golden Retriever Lifetime Study is one of the largest, most comprehensive prospective canine health studies in the United States. The Study will benefit dogs of all breeds over time as researches learn more about nutritional, environmental, lifestyle and genetic risk factors and how they affect dogs.

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Annual Exams

January 5, 2021

Annual veterinary examinations are incredibly important.  On average, pets age an equivalent of five to seven years for every one human year.  This means that a lot of changes can occur to a pet’s health over the span of just one year.

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The Problem with Retractable Leashes…

December 1, 2020

Retractable leashes, such as Flexi leash, are popular with a lot of dog owners.  The idea of allowing your dog to have more leash to move around on seems like a great idea.  However, retractable leashes can cause a lot of problems.

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Is Your Pet in Pain?

November 4, 2020

The ability to recognize pain in your pet is actually very difficult for most pet owners.  Extreme and sudden pain can be obvious such as when an animal has a broken leg.  There are countless times when I ask if a pet has pain during a physical exam and the owner responds ‘no because he doesn’t cry’.  The sad truth is our pets rarely cry when they are in pain.

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