Dog Checkups & Preventive Care

Keeping your dog safe and healthy is a full-time job. It takes more than going to see the veterinarian when sickness is obvious. Here you’ll find advice and precautionary tips for the long-term wellbeing of your canine.

Dog in the water Dog Checkups & Preventive Care
Help Your Dog Beat the Heat This Summer!
Summer is the perfect time to enjoy beautiful parks, beaches, and backcountry trails with your pet. Just make sure you protect them from the potentially dangerous summer heat.
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Celebrating The 4th of July With Your Pets: Firework Safety Dog Checkups & Preventive Care
Firework Poisoning and Other 4th of July Safety Concerns
What seems like fun to you may terrify your pet.
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Keep Your Pet Safe This 4th of July Dog Checkups & Preventive Care
Dr. Ruth's Top 5 Tips for a Pet Safe 4th of July
Keep pets away from grills and human food and make sure they are always nearby to ensure their safety and health on this summer holiday.
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Don't Run Your Dog Into The Ground! Pet Dangers and Running With Your Dog
Heat stroke, pad abrasions and soreness are just some of the risks of over-exerting your dog. Learn where the line is.
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Protect Your Pet from the Sun! Dog Checkups & Preventive Care
Protect Your Pet From The Sun!
Most dogs and cats have hair that protects them from sun damage. However, hairless cat and dog breeds, like the Sphynx and Mexican Hairless dog, respectively, are highly susceptible to sunburns and skin cancer.
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7 Surprising Ways To Help Your Pet Lose Weight (And Why It's Important) Dog Checkups & Preventive Care
7 Surprising Ways To Help Your Pet Lose Weight (And Why It's Important)
Extra weight puts your pet at risk for arthritis, diabetes, and many other crippling diseases.
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5 Reasons Why Your Pet Should Be Your Workout Buddy
Help keep yourself and your pet in top-shape by exercising together. You want all the time together that you can get.
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Spring Exercise and Safety Dog Checkups & Preventive Care
Spring Exercise and Safety
As temperatures start to rise this spring, it's important to ease pets into exercise and outdoor playtime after a long, sedentary winter.
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Dog Checkups & Preventive Care
Pet First Aid 102
Be your pet’s security blanket; learn how to check vital signs.
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Golden labrador puppy Dog Checkups & Preventive Care
Pet First Aid 101
Preventive care is much easier and less expensive than being unprepared.
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