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Animal Hospice & Palliative Care

This past year has been a difficult year personally.  Our family has experienced the loss of two of our dogs to chronic kidney disease.  The journey through their diagnosis, treatment and ultimate end of life has been a hard road. …

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Insect Bites

By Dr. Julie Woodman This is just a short post to make you aware of some lesions or sores that you may be seeing on your pet.  Dogs in particular are presenting to our clinic and many other local clinics…

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How to Handle Begging and Weight Loss

By Pam Small, CVT   We all worry that when we place our pet on a weight loss food they aren’t getting enough food to feel full and happy.  It is difficult to feel confident if we see our pet…

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Determining Body Condition Scores in Your Own Pets

By: Molly Streich, VT   It’s not just an issue in our clinic, but across the globe. When you walk into our clinic with your pets, statistics show that 1 in 2 pets are considered overweight or obese. When we…

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Pet Obesity: More Than Simple Appearance

By Dr. Julie Woodman As spring (hopefully) makes its appearance and we begin to shed our sweaters and bulky outerwear, we might notice that a few pounds have crept onto our bodies.  Not only is this true for ourselves, but…

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When Is It Time To Say Goodbye?

by Pam Small, CVT As our pets age or when they become ill, these questions come to all of us – is it time? Are they in pain?  When will I know it’s time?  We want them to stay with…

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Offering a New Line of Prescription Pet Foods!

Just today we added a new line of prescription pet foods!  Veterinarian Recommended Solutions now offers a line of foods for both well and sick pets.  These foods are very high quality, organic, grain free, and  balanced for your pet’s…

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Early Disease Testing: Why I am Thankful That I Commit to it Yearly

By: Molly Streich, VT   I have 2 dogs, Lexie and Kenzie, who live with my parents back in Oshkosh Wisconsin. Lexie is an 11 year old Lab and Kenzie is a 4 year old Lab.  My parents have always…

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November is National Pet Diabetes Month

By Julie Woodman, DVM   November has been designated National Pet Diabetes Month in order to raise awareness of this common disorder in dogs and cats. Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a condition in which the body doesn’t make enough insulin…

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Canine Influenza in Minnesota

As of July 28th, the Minnesota Board of Animal Health has reported 7 confirmed cases of canine influenza in the state of Minnesota.  The latest was a case confirmed July 25th in Brainerd.  While none are particularly close to us…

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