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Samantha O’Boyle, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist  Training dogs, in general, can be a chore all on its own. It requires a great deal of patience and understanding. While there are many types of training available, most of it comes down to one thing; you are talking or giving instructions to your dog. Sound tends to…

Renee DiPietro, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist  Bees and wasps are two of the species in the insect order, Hymenoptera. These insects are important pollinators that help ensure the world food supply and the continuance of biodiversity. It is in our best interest to preserve them and treat them with respect. Pets, especially dogs as they…

Audra Stillabower, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist  Guinea Pigs were thought to originate from New Guinea because of their name, but in fact guinea pigs are from South America in the Andes region. Guinea pigs were used as food and were also domesticated. The Spanish then introduced guinea pigs into Europe where they became pets.  Spanish…

Kia Benson, DVM Associate Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology The Center for Disease Control (CDC) released a warning on Friday, January 25th 2019 regarding a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella bacteria. Eleven people across Missouri, Minnesota, Colorado, Maine, Mississippi, Nebraska, Texas and Wyoming have been infected since October 2018, and one person needed to be hospitalized. Of those…

Renee DiPietro, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist  This is a really important topic. Obesity has far reaching effects but is often overlooked by pet owners as pets become saddled with medical conditions that often can be traced directly to obesity. It is a hard subject to discuss at times. There is an emotional aspect as Fido…