Table Scraps

Did you know that sage (a popular ingredient in stuffing) can cause digestive upset or neurologic depression?  Onions and garlic can cause red blood cell destruction and anemia.  Grapes and raisins can cause kidney failure.   Foods that agree with humans … Continue reading →

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Happy Holidays!

   It’s that time of year again, and if you’re like me, it’s all about the food!  The last thing you need is a trip to the veterinarian during the holiday season.  The following is a list to remind you … Continue reading →

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Thanksgiving Tips

Remember not to feed your dog table scraps or especially turkey bones! It can cause digestive upset or an obstruction. Happy Thanksgiving! Share on Facebook … Continue reading →

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We know dogs love tennis balls, BUT…

Did you know they can damage their teeth?  The brillo-like surface acts like a perfect file for tooth enamel.  I can always spot a tennis ball fanatic by the smooth, even, worn-down teeth.  Over time this can lead to exposure … Continue reading →

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Summer Heat

Did you know that heat stroke can be fatal? Obese pets, or those with airway problems are more at risk. Avoid exercise or prolonged walks in hot weather, and be sure to have cool water available at all times. Ask … Continue reading →

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Dr. Nulton’s Pets

Meet one of my all-time favorite pets. The magnificent Butter, along with all my other pets. Share on Facebook … Continue reading →

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Why is my dog licking his feet?

This is not normal, and not something you should ignore.  Dogs are not cats, and they don’t “groom” themselves the way cats do.  Licking of the feet is actually a sign of itchiness in dogs, the most common cause of … Continue reading →

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Wet nose/dry nose/warm nose/cold nose: What does it all mean?

It’s a bit of a myth that your dog’s nose is going to warn you that he’s sick.  A healthy dog can have a wet, dry, warm, or cold nose at any given moment.  In fact, variability is quite normal.  … Continue reading →

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Why is My Dog Scooting?

Dogs have two glands just inside the anus on either side which are filled with a very foul-smelling material.  Small amounts of this material are normally released when your dog has a bowel movement or gets frightened or excited.  Some … Continue reading →

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