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Chocolate – a big no no

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow. Chocolate may be what we want as a gift from a loved one but for dogs chocolate is a big no no. Below is a fantastic article from Veterinary Partner on chocolate toxicity signs and animals. Chocolate Toxicity Signs in Dogs   Tony Johnson, DVM, DACVECC Date Published: 02/05/2014Date Reviewed/Revised: 12/19/2019 Photo by VIN Most pet owners know that chocolate is bad for dogs and can cause significant problems for a dog; cats are usually too finicky to eat it. But what signs of chocolate toxicity should you look for when you know your dog ate chocolate, and what
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Is your pet fit or overweight?

Obesity has become the biggest nutritional disease afflicting pets in North America. Accordingly a 2016 survey by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention: 54% of dogs and 59% of cats are overweight or obese. Furthermore overweight animals have become the new norm. Owners often ask veterinarians and staff if their pet is underweight, when actually they are a perfect weight.  Most of us know that extra weight on our pets leads to other medical issues just like it does in people. However most people simply don’t realize that an extra pound on their pet is not equivalent to an extra pound on
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