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Dog articles primarily, such as Controlling Barking. Articles and downloads, cases and pictures of canine health issues.

Case: Can My Dog Food Cause DCM? Cardiomyopathy?

Hi, Dr. Johnson, Just ran into this article on the internet and was horrified that the food from Costco that was recommended to us is on this list. Should we stop feeding the “Nature’s...

Wireless Dog and Cat – Invisible Fence Without the Wire

My brother bought an invisible fence which required that he bury a wire around the perimeter of his property. He even had to cut a groove in his driveway. Worse than the installation, he...

How and When to Induce Vomiting: Hydrogen Peroxide for Poisoning

Sometimes the dog will eat something it shouldn’t. Sometimes it’s not a poisoning, it’s annoying, like a cake, or a pile of chicken skin and you know it’s going to cause diarrhea, BAD. Other...

A word about invisible fences for dogs

A word about invisible fences for dogs There are two kinds of electric fence, the old kind that is a sensor wire buried around the perimeter of your yard, and the other newer model...

CBD Definitive Post Nov 22 2019

After a great deal of time, and a year’s feedback, I’m more happy with CBD as an adjunct therapy than ever. CBD Cannabidiol I have come to the conclusion that the effects are on...

When Picking a Rescue Dog, Please Note

When Picking a Rescue Dog, Please Note Without a doubt the first thing you have to do, is add 15 to your current age. Take that number and put it at the end of...

Hydrolyzed Protein Diets For Food Allergy?

What do you think about the limited ingredient foods such as kangaroo food for food allergy? Or do you think we should stick to the Rachael Ray food? ANSWER: That is an excellent question...

What’s better? Kangaroo? Limited ingredient? Or hydrolyzed protein?

There are quite a few ways to supply proteins to a dog. I think that’s an understatement. But in consideration of food allergy, there are three main considerations. That’s novel proteins, limited ingredients, or...

How (Not) To Adopt A Rescue Dog

“I’m going to go see a dog today that I am thinking about adopting. It’s a rescue, is there anything I should be looking for?“ Without a doubt the first thing you have to...

How Toxic Is Advil Ibuprofen to Dogs?

How Toxic Is Advil Ibuprofen to Dogs? This document is authoritative for Ibuprofen toxicity in dogs. It’s in my Vets Notes library section for my future reference.  I did not write this and it...

Heart Murmurs in Dogs

I will be pulling down some statistics from private practice. Kind of like “what I see“ and I am not going to go back to some literature of global norms. Heart Murmurs in Dogs...