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  1. When is it Time to Say Goodbye?

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    October 22, 2011 by Linda Ford

    Veterinarians are frequently asked about the appropriate time to euthanize their beloved aging pets. Sometimes it’s hard to tell if a pet is suffering or in pain since they can’t speak. However, they can speak to you with signs and mannerisms. Unfortunately, our pets do not live as long as we do; time seems to fly by and suddenly your pet is old.

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  2. Dog Days of Summer

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    September 1, 2011 by wcobserver

    While it’s true that more rabid skunks and raccoons are seen this time of year, I’m not so sure about dogs. The main reason we see more rabies this time of year is usually due to the hot dry weather.

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  3. PTSD in Dogs?

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    August 20, 2011 by wcobserver

    Well, we used to call them fear biters but now our pets have PTSD instead. I’ve had to treat dogs that were totally untouchable without chemical restraint. That would be understandable if the dog had been living in the wild and never had interactions with humans before.

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  4. Care for Water-Loving Dogs

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    August 4, 2011 by wcobserver

    Not all dogs love to swim and most cats hate it, but for some, it almost seems like a passion. Even in the winter some dogs love to swim. Most of the labs and retrievers have inbred affinity to water. Swimming is also great exercise both for humans and dogs.

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  5. Lost and Found

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    July 26, 2011 by wcobserver

    Pet overpopulation and pet-owner responsibility are a never-ending social disconnect we have here in this country. And even with aall the rescue organizations and internet connections, the problem just seems to get worse instead of better.

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  6. No Such Thing as Five-Minute Errands

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    July 7, 2011 by wcobserver

    Cars left in the sun can reach temperatures as high as 150 degrees. You can cook food on the dashboard of your car. It may take a little longer than a microwave but not that much. This is especially true if you went to do an errand and forgot you were frying eggs.

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  7. Preparing for Natural Disasters

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    June 9, 2011 by wcobserver

    ​We are all acutely aware of the horrors of tornadoes, floods, etc. with the recent spring outbreaks of Nature’s wrath.

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