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  • Cold Weather Tips for Dogs
    Posts by: Jason Carr, Pet Health Network Editor-in-ChiefDog Checkups & Preventive CareDespite the popular misconception, fur alone is not enough to protect dogs from the elements. The fact is that, much Read more
  • 5 Halloween Reminders to Keep Your Dog Safe
    Posts by: Dr. Mike Paul, DVMDog Checkups & Preventive CareWhen we celebrate the holidays, we often want to make our dogs a part of the festivities. Halloween is no exception. In fact, for some pet Read more
  • Fleas: Everything You Need to Know and More
    Posts by: Dr. Mike Paul, DVMDog Checkups & Preventive CareFleas are well known as voracious feeders. They’re small, fast, and cause irritation to pets and people alike. In addition to physical discomfort, Read more
  • 6 Simple Tips for Exercising Your Senior Cat
    Posts by: Dr. Mike Paul, DVMCat Checkups & Preventive CareI have always said that if you get a couple of kittens, you can cancel your cable subscription. Kittens are fuzzy little packages Read more
  • Disaster Preparedness for Pets
    Posts by: Dr. Mike Paul, DVMDog Checkups & Preventive CareAs Hurricane Harvey reminds us, our environment can change in shocking and devastating ways. Floods and mudslides—generally the result of heavy rain Read more
  • How do You Know if Your Cat is in Pain?
    Posts by: Dr. Phil Zeltzman, DVM, DACVS, CVJCat Checkups & Preventive CareAssessing pain is a complicated challenge, especially in cats. Pain has two primary components: the sensory aspect (intensity, location and Read more
  • Fall Dangers and Your Dog
    Posts by: Dr. Alison Birken, DVMDog Checkups & Preventive CareReady or not, fall is approaching. The white pants are put away, the trips to the beach come to a halt, the Read more
  • Fourth of July Safety Tips for Dogs
    Posts by: Dr. Alison Birken, DVMDog Checkups & Preventive CareIs there a more exciting time during summer than the Fourth of July? The celebration of the birth of our nation, the Read more
  • Fourth of July Safety Tips for Dogs
    Posts by:Dr. Alison Birken, DVMDog Checkups & Preventive Caresmall dog on american flagIs there a more exciting time during summer than the Fourth of July? The celebration of the birth Read more
  • Why Is My Dog So Itchy?
    Posts by: Dr. Mike Paul, DVMDog Diseases & Conditions A-ZIs your dog constantly licking and scratching? If so, you’re not alone. Many dogs lick and scratch as result of itching (also Read more
  • 6 Tick-Borne Diseases You Should Know About
    Posts by: Matt Henry, Lifestyle ContributorDog Diseases & Conditions A-ZTicks are more than just creepy; they can spread a number of different diseases that affect both pets and people. Ticks can Read more
  • My Dog is Afraid of Nail Trimmings
    Posts by: Mychelle Blake, MSW, CDBC, Lifestyle Contributor and Pet Behavior ExpertDog BehaviorWhy are long dog nails a problem?Fear of nail trims is a very common issue dog guardians face and Read more
  • 3 Ways Playing in Puddles Could be Deadly to Your Dog
    Posts by: Dr. Nancy Kay, DVM, DACVIMDog Checkups & Preventive CareThere’s a lot to be said for a vigorous walk with your dog after a heavy rainstorm. The landscape appears refreshed, Read more
  • Bangs Vaccination: Still a good idea?
    Brucellosis Vaccination: Still a good idea?Russ Daly, DVM, DACVPM – 3/6/2017Imagine 10% of the nation’s beef and dairy cattle herd infected with a contagious disease causing pregnancy loss and reproductive failure. Read more
  • Understanding the Veterinary-Client-Patient-Relationship
    Understanding the Veterinary-Client-Patient-RelationshipBy now, livestock producers are becoming aware of soon-to-be-implemented changes in how feed grade antibiotics are used, in the form of expanded use of the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD). Producers Read more
  • Fly Control
    Here is a good reminder for fly season from the Hettinger County Extension Office. Remember that West River Veterinary Clinic carries many of the different fly control options listed in Read more