ACL Injury

by Dave Erlewein, D.V.M.   Belle loved training bumpers. Every evening when Chuck came home from work, Belle was at the door and ready to rumble. Chuck would usually tire of the exercise [...]

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Getting Your Dog Off the Steroids

by Dr. Dave Erlewein If you’ve ever owned a dog with allergy-based itching, your veterinarian may have used one of the cortisones during treatment. Cortisone is another name for cortisol, the [...]

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Dog Influenza

by Dave Erlewein, D.V.M. The flu is certainly in the forefront of the news the past few months, especially the H1N1 virus affecting humans. While human, avian, swine, and equine flu viruses are [...]

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Acute Pancreatitis

by Dr. David Erlewein, DVM Grizz is the sweetest, calmest, most trustworthy dog in the world until it comes to food! Then he becomes a master countersurfer and the ultimate sneak thief. So, no [...]

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Pup to the Vet

By Dr. David Erlewein Without question, the best part of the day in most general veterinary practices is the new puppy visit: There is absolutely nothing like a new puppy to put a smile on [...]

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Bloat

By Dr. David Erlewein Gastric dilatation/volvulus syndrome (GDV) is the five dollar term for what we commonly refer to as “bloat,” “flipped stomach,” “twisted stomach” or “stomach torsion.” Bloat [...]

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Dental Health

Beyond being unpleasant, your pet’s bad breath could be a warning sign for more serious problems. In fact, more than 90 percent of dogs over age three suffer from dental disease. With [...]

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Get in Shape

by Steve Smith I hope this doesn’t sound like I’m pounding on the table, but every year, I hear from subscribers who lost dogs, either for the season or permanently, because of the sort of thing [...]

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