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Doctor, My Dog Is Scratching Himself Raw

By: Dr. Amy Hayek & Dr. Bill Ormston,       Does this sound familiar?  Veterinarians and their staff hear this comment all too often, especially in the spring and fall of the year. Dogs that are scratching raw spots, or that have excess dander and oil during these times are actually more sensitive all

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Why Home-Prepared Meals Can Be Difficult And Dangerous

By: Dr. Bill Ormston Many people never discuss their dog or cat’s diet with their veterinarians. Homemade, cooked diets are the diets that veterinarians worry may be nutritionally deficient hence the ones they complain about. When dogs show up in a veterinary clinic with a nutritional deficiency or imbalance it is generally because of a

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IT WAS JUST A MATTER OF TIME AND TOO MANY DOGS DEATHS!

By: Robert Mueller Grains for dog food transported and stored by the truck-load. Unfortunately, I was not surprised last week when I heard of the numerous dog deaths and problems and potential lawsuits related to a well-known dry dog food.  It is always only a matter of time before these things occur due to the

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THE HOPES AND HAZARDS OF RAW PET FOOD

By:  Dr. Richard Patton Bacteria must be measured on a qualitative and quantitative level. People charged with overseeing the safety of our food supply have a crucial role in society that is not properly appreciated.  In a westernized community, food borne illness is so rare that citizens take food safety for granted.  In the United

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