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Winter Pet Hazards: Antifreeze

December 10, 2013

The arrival of a cold snap in Minnesota is a good time to remind ourselves of the dangers of antifreeze. Most antifreeze products contain an ingredient called ethylene glycol. When…

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Thanksgiving Safety

November 26, 2013

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Let’s take a moment to think about keeping our pets safe so that we can spend the day relaxing and enjoying our time with…

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Resource Guarding in Dogs

October 31, 2013

One of the most common concerning behaviors for dog owners is when their dog guards objects such as toys, bones, or food. This behavior is called resource guarding (RG), and…

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Canine Circovirus FAQ

September 18, 2013

There have been some alarming news reports of a possible emerging virus (circovirus) causing severe, life-threatening vomiting and diarrhea in dogs in Ohio. Although the relationship between the virus and…

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Helping Your Shy Dog at the Veterinarian

September 10, 2013

Many dogs are perfectly comfortable going to new places and meeting new people, including the veterinarian. However, there are many dogs who are shy or fearful of new things…

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Anal Glands 101

August 22, 2013

Many people know that when dogs and cats scoot their rear on the ground or lick obsessively, it means that the anal glands may need to be checked and…

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Getting to Nail Trims, Part 3 and 4: Look, Ma, Two Hands!

June 11, 2013

After practicing steps 1 (http://www.grandavevet.com/blog/getting-nail-trims-part-i-good-touch) and 2 (http://www.grandavevet.com/blog/getting-nail-trims-part-ii-increasing-du…), you should be able to hold each of your dog’s paws for a count of 5.

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