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Last Updated on 2 weeks by Dr. Shannon Barrett Dogs are a part of our family, and what better way to show your pup some love than with a thoughtful gift? If you’re looking for ideas, look no further! In this post, we will take a look at the best gifts for dogs. From cozy dog beds to delicious treats, we’ve got you covered. So whether you’re looking for a birthday present, Christmas gift, or
Last Updated on 2 weeks by Dr. Shannon Barrett Looking for the best dog or cat cone (E-Collar) to protect your pet’s injury? Have they recently had surgery and now need to wear the cone of shame? Veterinarians have spoken! In this blog post, we’ll discuss the top E-collars according to vets, as well as their pros and cons. Keep your furry friend safe and comfortable with the right E-collar for them. Keep reading to
Last Updated on 2 weeks by Dr. Shannon Barrett Many of our canine friends are plagued by pesky eye discharge, and I commonly see it in my patients. There are many causes, such as allergies, that over-the-counter medication may treat. However, other reasons require a trip to the vet, such as dry eye or Keratoconjunctivitis sicca( KCS). Let’s explore the most common causes of eye discharge in your dog and how to treat them so
Last Updated on 2 weeks by Dr. Shannon Barrett Why did I start feeding my dog Nom Nom Dog Food (a veterinarian’s perspective)? I started feeding my shepherd, Griffin, fresh dog food two years ago out of frustration. My husband and I had just returned from a trip, and while we were away, our pet sitter had spent much time enticing him to eat his dry food. However, Griffin had put his paw down and was
Dr. Shannon Barrett
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