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STOP using Tramadol in Dogs?

Posted by Ira Gordon on February 23, 2018 at 8:41 AM
As a veterinarian who frequently works with pet owners to manage chronic and painful conditions, I have long utilized tramadol as one of the many weapons in our arsenal to battle pain and support the quality of life of dogs and cats in my care.  

So imagine my surprise and potential embarrassment to review a recent study in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) which reports on the lack of effectiveness of tramadol in dogs.  So should we stop using Tramadol in dogs?
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Topics: Dog Breeds, Tramadol

Veterinarian Infographic: Canine Cold Weather Risk Assessment Tool

Posted by Cari Wise on December 26, 2016 at 7:41 AM

Veterinarians and veterinarian students, here is our latest infographic on canine cold weather risk for small, medium and large dogs. This assessment tool will give you the score risks for each size and also some other considerations.

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Topics: Dog Breeds, Facts, Canine

Tempted to share your Thanksgiving Feast with your Dogs?

Posted by Cari Wise on November 21, 2016 at 7:12 PM

Are you tempted to share your Thanksgiving feast with your dogs?  Just say no! Their lives could depend on it!

Thanksgiving is a time of sharing and showing appreciation for those we love, including our pets. Unfortunately, even "just a little bit" of those Thanksgiving dinner for dogs can cause really big problems for our furry family members. 

This article identifies some of the biggest offenders.   Read the full post from

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Topics: Links, Dog Breeds

How Vets Can Help Combat Dog Breed-Specific Restrictions

Posted by Cari Wise on August 11, 2016 at 9:00 AM

The last thing vets want is for humans to be hurt by companion animals.  The general public agrees as evidenced by the outrage expressed each time news of animals hurting people hits the media.  And if the offending animal is identified as a Rottweiler, German Shepherd Dog, Doberman Pinscher, Pitbull, or other breed erroneously considered inherently dangerous, then look out!  The push to restrict these breeds, and others, ignites anew.

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Topics: Dog Breeds

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