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About David Dilmore, DVM

David Dilmore graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. Dr Dilmore joined Banfield in 2004. He and his wife Heather have one dog, a 14 year old Australian Shepard named Gus. ← Older posts

Adopting a Senior Pet

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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

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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

Tips for Dealing with Separation Anxiety in Dogs

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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

Tips for Stopping Unwanted Barking

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Over the years, one of the most common behavior questions my clients ask is how to keep their dogs from barking at inappropriate times. Unwanted barking can be a cause of great frustration to many pet owners (and neighbors!) so … Continue reading

Tips for Keeping your Dog from Digging

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Many dog owners have witnessed a scenario unfold before their eyes– a dog comes in from the backyard with dirt caked on his paws, soil smudges on his nose and a guilty look on his face. This is the image … Continue reading

Why Is My Dog Licking So Much?

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As a dog owner, when I think of my dog licking it’s generally a happy memory, such as Gus greeting me with a few happy licks when I walk in the front door. But since I’m also a veterinarian, there’s … Continue reading

How to Introduce a Second Cat to the Household

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Dogs, by nature, are pack animals. Whether it’s a person or a fellow canine, they enjoy being around other members of their pack. Cats are much more independent and don’t always easily take to any additions in the household. It’s … Continue reading

How to Stop Play Aggression in Cats

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There’s nothing better than playing with an energetic, enthusiastic cat. Kittens, in particular, are adorable when they exuberantly chase and pounce on any moving object that catches their eye. Unfortunately, as any cat owner knows, a good-natured game can quickly … Continue reading

How to Keep Your Cat from Jumping on Counters

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Cats are graceful, acrobatic athletes. I’m always impressed by how effortlessly they can leap onto a high table or windowsill. Of course, when they use their skills to jump up on undesirable places, like my kitchen counter when a chicken … Continue reading

How to Keep Your Cat from Chewing on Inappropriate Objects

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One of my jobs here at Banfield is to answer the questions that come in through the Ask-a-Vet page on As you might imagine, there is a vast range of topics that pet owners ask about, but one that … Continue reading

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