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Grain-Free Diet Guidance

Recent information has given rise to concerns about feeding grain free diets. There is increasing evidence linking these diets to a form of heart disease in dogs. The FDA, Tufts

KAH Position Statement on Shock Collars

Dear Dog Owner, Recently, we at Kingsbrook Animal Hospital have seen an increasing number of well-intentioned dog owners seek the help of trainers who use electric stimulation or “shock” collars

Xylitol Toxicity in Dogs

What is Xylitol? Xylitol is a naturally occurring substance that is widely used as a sugar substitute. Chemically, it is a sugar alcohol, and in nature it is found in

Whipworm Infections in Dogs

What are whipworms? Whipworms are intestinal parasites that are about 1/4 inch (6 mm) long. They live in the cecum and colon (large intestine) of dogs where they cause severe

Walking Your Dog for Weight Loss

Veterinarians often recommend walking as a key element of most canine weight loss and fitness regimens. This sounds simple enough, but is it? The following questions are commonly asked by

Von Willebrand's Disease Testing

What is von Willebrand’s disease? “Von Willebrand’s disease is one of the most common hereditary bleeding disorders…” Von Willebrand’s disease is one of the most common hereditary bleeding disorders in

Urethral Incontinence in Dogs

What is urethral incontinence? Urethral or urinary incontinence is the loss of voluntary control of urination. It is usually observed as involuntary urine leakage. What are the clinical signs of

Teeth, Teething and Chewing in Puppies

My puppy has started biting my hands, my legs, my children’s legs—pretty much any object he can get his mouth on. What is going on? Your puppy is teething, the


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