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Everything You Need To Know About Microchips In Pets

Microchips are small devices implanted underneath a pet’s skin to provide unique and reliable identification. You’ve probably heard some dramatic stories about how microchips have helped reunite pets with their owners, like this dog who was found on Christmas Eve near Kansas City and this New York Police officer’s cat who had been missing for […]
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Essential Documents for Pet Emergencies

When planning for a pet emergency, maintaining important documents might not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, it is extremely important to know what documentation you need in order to ensure your pet’s safety during an emergency. From widespread natural disasters to unexpected accidents on vacations with pets, the experts at BluePearl […]
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Growing old gracefully: Tips for helping a senior pet

There’s something so rewarding about living with a senior pet. You’ve spent years developing a bond, so of course you want to do everything possible to ensure your pet’s golden years are happy and comfortable. That’s the case for Diane Robbins, who wrote to me about her senior pug. She’s 12 years old and both […]
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Garden Dangers for Dogs

Spring is a great time for people to play in the yard with their pets and relax together in the garden. While many dogs are delighted to spend time outdoors, veterinarians from BluePearl Veterinary Partners say it is important to be mindful of toxic plants and other garden dangers. Cocoa Mulch: It might be a […]
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Pet 411: The single injection that can save cats from an overactive thyroid

Pet 411 is a new column that will appear on BluePearl’s website. Readers are encouarged to submit questions for Dr. Cathy Meeks at pet411@bluepearlvet.com. The advances in veterinary medicine within the last five or ten years are really astounding. One of the most rewarding aspects of my role as a veterinary specialist is to make people […]
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Help needed to save sick girl’s injured puppy

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. –  A 6-month-old Great Pyrenees named Minnie is being treated at BluePearl Veterinary Partners hospital for extensive leg injuries she suffered after escaping from her pen. Anxiously awaiting her recovery is 3-year-old Lily, the daughter of Jesse and Tiffany Funk, Minnie’s owners. Lily was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, which has required […]
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Introducing Pet 411 with Dr. Cathy Meeks

Editor’s note: This is a new column that will appear on BluePearl’s website. Submit your questions for Dr. Cathy Meeks at pet411@bluepearlvet.com. Being a veterinarian really isn’t all that different than being a detective. I should know. When I started college, I planned to get a degree in criminology with an eye toward becoming either […]
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Make a New Year’s resolution for your pets

We doubt your pets have vowed to eat better and go to the gym three days a week, but they could still benefit from a few New Year’s resolutions. So read our list. These resolutions will help you keep your pets happy and healthy in 2016. Have you resolved to exercise more? Where possible, add […]
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Preventing Holiday Weight Gain

If you are from New England, you know it can be hard to not gain weight during the long winter. Between being snowed in, freezing temperatures and all the holiday culinary delights, many exercise and diet plans go out the window. Our furry friends are not immune to this phenomenon. Getting pets out to exercise […]
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How to Teach Your Dog Good Manners

By Jill Sackman, DVM, PhD, DACVS Holiday season is upon us. Parties, guests, music, food – what could be better? But, as many pet parents know, the holidays can also bring out the worst in their canine companions. When your dog barks like crazy at the door, jumps on guests as they enter or steals […]
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