My dog never lost his puppy teeth. Do I need to worry about this?

My dog never lost his puppy teeth. Do I need to worry about this?

Just like humans, puppies and kitties lose all their baby teeth. In most cases, the teeth come out by 6 months old. In fact, that is one tool vets use to judge the age of a puppy – if she has her canine tooth (the big fang) she is 6 months or older. So, what happens...
My dog has cherry eye. Do you recommend we operate to remove it.

My dog has cherry eye. Do you recommend we operate to remove it.

Cherry eye is prolapse of the third eyelid. Dogs have an extra eyelid compared to humans – it helps protect their eye and keep it moist. The third eyelid also makes 60-70% of the tears in the eye. People don’t like the look of cherry eye – and they worry that their...

What is the best age to get a puppy or kitten “neutered”?

Oh – I can just feel the controversy in the air rising! Can you?  Okay, let’s just get right into it! We’ll tackle dogs first. From the perspective of how small the incision is to how quickly they bounce back from surgery, 3-4 months of age is a great time for this...

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