Guest Blog Post

Do You Have Room in Your Life for a Dog?

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by: Jessica Brody  Jessica Brody created OurBestFriends.pet so others could find a place to share stories and photos of their beloved animal companions.    If you’ve never owned a pet before, you should know that having a companion at your side is one of the greatest joys in life. It’s not, however, always easy or […]

Guest Blog Post

The Pros and Cons of Sharing a Bed With Your Dog

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By: Stacey L. Nash Stacey L. Nash is a Seattle area writer for Tuck.com whose insomnia led her to research all aspects of sleep. With a degree in communications from the University of Puget Sound, she helps put sleep into the forefront of the health and wellness conversation. When not researching and writing about sleep, […]

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5 Pet Resolutions for 2019!

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As we rang in the new year I began to think to myself – what are some resolutions that would be advantageous to both ourselves AND our pets? 1. Spend more quality time with your furry friends Life is hectic and we often have our minds in hundreds of different places. Days turn into weeks, […]

Vaccines

Vaccines Part III: The “Distemper” Shot

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In our previous post, we delved into rabies vaccination and discussed why it is the single most important vaccine to administer to your pet. Now, we will go into further detail about the other core vaccination that is recommended for your dog. Although it is more commonly known as just the distemper shot, this vaccination […]

Vaccines

Vaccines Part II – Rabies

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Rabies is a particularly concerning disease because it is not only dangerous to animals, but to humans as well. In the developed world, human deaths from rabies are relatively rare, with only twenty three reported cases in the United States over the past decade. But it does happen and earlier this year a six year […]

Vaccines

Vaccines Part I – General 411

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Vaccination is a hot topic in the human medicine world. Some people are uneasy with or downright opposed to having themselves or their children vaccinated. In the veterinary medicine world, though, most pet owners get their animals vaccinated without a second thought. When it comes to pets, it can be daunting to comprehend which vaccines […]

Veterinary Life

The Silent Epidemic

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This is a topic that is difficult for me to talk about. It is something that all veterinarians are aware of, but many of our clients are not. There is a silent epidemic coursing through my chosen profession: suicide. I am in general a very upbeat person and like to keep things light and happy, […]

Acupuncture

Rocky Mountain Acupuncture

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When I decided to get my certification in veterinary acupuncture, I didn’t really know what to expect. I had seen acupuncture work wonders on horses with sore backs, but wasn’t sure about how effective it would be in other applications. There are several certification programs throughout the country and I was having a difficult time […]

Announcements

Starting Fresh

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New beginnings are exciting, but scary. It can be easy to coast through life without pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone or making the leap to try new things. I have always aspired to own a veterinary practice, but until recently that felt like just a dream. I’ve loved the idea of practicing medicine the way […]