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.

Dr. Ruth's Halloween Hazards Dog Checkups & Preventive Care
Dr. Ruth's Halloween Hazards
Candy can land your dog in the emergency room. What other hazards does Halloween bring?
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Ticks, Dogs and Winter Weather: The Danger is Still Here Dog Checkups & Preventive Care
Ticks, Dogs and Winter Weather: The Danger is Still Here
Did you think the ticks went away when when it got cold? Think again. Ticks are a year round threat. Learn what they can do to your dog and how you can stop it.
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Age Does Not Have to Stand in the Way of Treatment Dog Checkups & Preventive Care
Age Does Not Have to Stand in the Way of Treatment
If you think age is any reason to avoid treatment for your pet, think again. Click here to learn what a "functional age" is.
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Microchipping FAQs Dog Checkups & Preventive Care
Microchipping FAQs
Click here if you have any lingering doubts about microchipping your pets.
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Microchipping 101: Why is it Important to Microchip My Pet? Dog Checkups & Preventive Care
Microchipping 101: Why is it Important to Microchip My Pet?
The undeniable fact is that microchips have reunited hundreds of pets with their owners. Find out why.
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Dog walking down a bridge Dog Checkups & Preventive Care
Mosquitoes and Heartworm: An Increasing Threat to Your Dog
Despite advances in protecting dogs from mosquito bites, heartworm disease continues to be a big problem. Learn more about the life of a mosquito, how to protect your dog and changes you can make to lessen the mosquitoes in and around your home.
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Dogs at the Beach Dog Checkups & Preventive Care
Dogs at the Beach: Keeping Beaches -- and Dogs -- Safe
Taking your dog to the beach, lake or river is always a fun outing for you and your best friend, but remember that dogs often forget their manners when out near the water. Use these tips to keep your dog safe and others at the beach happy too.
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Yearly veterinary examinations Dog Checkups & Preventive Care
10 Pet Health Tips for the New Year
Make one of your new years resolutions to keep your pets happy and healthy by following these tips.
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Bundle your dog Dog Checkups & Preventive Care
Winter Weather Pet Tips
As winter approaches, we want to make sure our four-legged friends are safe from the elements. Here are some tips for winter weather care!
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How to Protect Your Dog’s Wagging Tail Dog Checkups & Preventive Care
How to Protect Your Dog’s Wagging Tail
If your dog is constantly wagging he may be at risk of serious injury. He may also be stressed out or frequently anxious. Find out how you can help protect his tail and keep him happy.
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