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The Importance of Physical Exams

Posted on by Ari Zabell, DVM

“Just tell me what’s wrong.” Those 5 words make up the bulk of the physical examinations I get from my own doctor. They don’t poke me and pull me or make me get into weird positions unless I tell them … Continue reading

Helping Pets in Need in Puerto Rico

Posted on by banfield

The Mars Ambassador Program (MAP) gives associates from the entire Mars family the opportunity to come together and serve the community. November 17-24, Banfield led a team of volunteers on a special assignment in Puerto Rico. With so many pets … Continue reading

Adopting a Senior Pet

Posted on by David Dilmore, DVM

Adopting a pet and making him or her part of your life is a very rewarding experience. While it can certainly be a lot of fun to get a tiny puppy or a cuddly kitten, there are many wonderful reasons … Continue reading

Halloween Candy and Pets Don’t Mix

Posted on by David Dilmore, DVM

Halloween is one of the scariest holidays for me, and not because of the costumes or the trick or treaters. It’s the candy that terrifies me. Around Halloween I think of all the pets that I have seen after they … Continue reading

How to Enjoy Your Pet – As a Pet, Not a Patient

Posted on by Ari Zabell, DVM

There is always something rewarding about helping your loved ones when they need you.  A cool towel to a feverish brow, some chicken soup for an upset stomach, or even just a strong hug and a good joke when you … Continue reading

Tips for Dealing with Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Posted on by David Dilmore, DVM

Separation anxiety can be a very frustrating thing for owners to have to handle. Having dealt with a case in my own pet, Gus, I know how difficult it can be always worrying what you are going to come home … Continue reading

Does Pet Food Packaging Tell the Real Story?

Posted on by Christopher Bern, DVM

I’m sure you’ve seen plenty of pet food commercials, and most of them probably seem very appealing. A rain of meat cubes and veggies rains down as a dog scampers across the beach. A cat’s food is shaped like little … Continue reading

Myths About Corn in Pet Food

Posted on by Christopher Bern, DVM

I’m sure that many of you may have the impression that corn in pet foods is “bad”. You may have heard that it’s merely filler, that it is indigestible, that it is a leading cause of food allergies, or any … Continue reading

Ear Mites or Ear Infection?

Posted on by Christopher Bern, DVM

Most people have heard of ear mites. In fact, when a dog or cat has itchy ears with debris in them it is common for the client to assume that it is mites. The truth is, more times than not … Continue reading

What You Should Know About Giardia

Posted on by Christopher Bern, DVM

Probably the most common symptoms we see in veterinary medicine are vomiting and diarrhea. Literally more than half of the disorders we diagnose can potentially have these as symptoms, from renal failure to parasites. So when a pet comes in … Continue reading

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