Trimming my dog’s nails, part 2 – Time to trim!

If you missed the first installment of my nail trimming blog, read it here! Trimming the Nails Now that your dog allows the nail trimmers to touch his toe nails, you can begin to actually cut the nails. I prefer to have my dog lay on her side for the nail trimming...

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Trimming my dog’s nails? I don’t know how!

In this first installment of my nail trim how-do blog, I am going to talk about what we call “desensitizing” your dog to the nail trim process. Stay tuned for next month’s installment, and soon you will be an expert at trimming your dog’s nails! Trimming nails on my...

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Walking the dog – he loves it, rain or shine!

When Hennessy came trotting back to me, tennis ball in his mouth and holding a back leg up, I knew it had finally happened. Having a dog, particularly a large dog, there’s always the risk that they could tear the cruciate ligament in their knee, which is similar to an...

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What is Toxoplasmosis?

What is Toxoplasmosis?  Toxoplasma gondii is a protozoan bug that causes the illness known as Toxoplasmosis.  It is concerning to the pets/people relationship because of the risk that cats (who can carry the Toxoplasma bug without any signs of illness) could possibly...

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Dietary Supplements and Nutraceuticals for Pets

Many of us today have used dietary supplements to treat our own health concerns, and have experienced the benefits that these supplements provide in dealing with everything from arthritis to dry skin.  So it’s easy to understand why pet owners are interested to know...

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What is AAHA Accreditation?

If you have been in the hospital or on our website lately, you may have noticed that we have recently been accredited by AAHA. So what some of you might be wondering is… who/what is AAHA and why is Frontier interested in membership and accreditation with that...

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Onion & Garlic Poisoning

Are both garlic and onions toxic?  What kinds of onions are toxic? Garlic and onions, as well as other plants of the Allium species (leeks, chives) in either fresh, dried, or powdered forms are toxic to both dogs and cats. Garlic is more toxic than onions – with raw...

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Pet Vacation Checklist

A couple of weeks ago I was making a checklist for a vacation that I was taking with my family. An important item on my checklist prior to leaving was instructions for my pet sitter on how to take care of my “furry kids” while I was away.  Since I was going to be in a...

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Coccidia and Giardia – The “Non-Worm” Parasites

If they aren’t worms, what are Coccidia and Giardia? Giardia and Coccidia are intestinal parasites. However, unlike what we commonly consider a “worm” – like roundworms, hookworms, whipworms and tapeworms – giardia and coccidia organisms are small, microscopic...

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