Tips for Setting Pets and Kids Up for Success

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By: Dr. Kwane Stewart, The Street Vet Pets are incredible teachers for kids. Pets can teach children a range of emotions including empathy and compassion; they can also teach children how to have something that relies on them for love, support, and care. Before you bring home a new pet for your child, learn what…

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What to Know Before You Choose a Pet Food

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By: Dr. Lindsey Bullen a Board Certified Veterinary Nutritionist ® in North Carolina My job as a veterinary nutritionist, and as an expert in metabolism and biochemistry, is to ensure that pet parents (myself included) are feeding the best diets to their pets. This means making sure pets get the appropriate concentration and proportion of…

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Fireworks Safety for Pets

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The 4th of July is just around the corner!  While you might be thinking you’ve waited too long to get help for your fearful dog or cat, it’s not too late!  Here are some helpful tips to have a safe and relaxed holiday for everyone in your family! The 4th of July is the #1 time for pets to…

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Dog Park Rules of Etiquette

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It’s finally warming up and school’s almost out.  Pet parents, families and dogs around the country are ready to get back to the dog parks!   And while veterinarians strongly encourage daily exercise and socialization with other dogs, off leash dog parks are not for every dog.  Here are the ten important tips to remember to help keep every…

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Reflections for Black History Month

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Dr. Michael Blackwell: The Inconvenience of Racism I grew up watching my Dad provide veterinary services to mostly White families in Southeast Oklahoma. During the early years of his practice, we could not go into certain businesses because they didn’t serve Black people. Maybe his clients were not the ones blocking entrances, but their silence…

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New Year’s Resolutions from the VetScoop Team

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Dr. Kwane Stewart So, what’s the most common disease I see on a DAILY basis in our pets? It’s worth noting this is also the most neglected part of your pet’s body because it hides in plain sight, gets worse with each passing day and rarely sends any alarms that there’s a major problem lurking. …

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How to Have Harmony at Home with Dogs and Kids

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For so many of us, one of the brightest spots of 2020 has been our furry family!  Whether you’ve been a pet parent for fifty years or this is your first time with a pet in your home, the benefits of the human-animal bond are truly remarkable both physically and emotionally.   But, to nurture and…

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What You Need to Know About Leptospirosis

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Picture this: your sweet, new puppy in the household taking a weekend stroll to the park and taking a simple drink of a puddle or licking its foot after it steps in the water.  This seems harmless, doesn’t it?  But, as a pet owner, we want you to be aware of the risks lurking in…

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