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The large breed dog versus the rest. Let’s take a look at some of the facts we know.
Different investigations over they years have demonstrated a definite need for specific nutrients to be in ranges for the proper development of a puppy. For instance let us look at calcium. read more
Your chance to ask a real veterinarian with over 24 years of experience any question about your pet. Every Tuesday and Thursday come on by and visit to learn from questions posted by other enthusiasts or post your own. read more
Welcome to the new stores carrying Dr. Tim’s in Michigan;
Jacks IGA in Harvey, Michigan
The Mighty Pet in Menominee, Michigan
Mels Feed in Escanaba, Michigan read more
What is is about a cat’s whiskers that leaves us puzzled…
Whiskers are a type of long, thick hair. The importance of whiskers lies in the fact that they are deeply rooted in follicles which are surrounded by a muscle tissue that is very rich in nerves and sensory cells. These nerve cells in the roots are then connected to a special area of the cat’s brain. read more
Stepping in a puddle of urine in the house. Purposeful or just can’t hold it? A few reasons why this might be happening that are important to know. read more
Large breed dog food. Is it for real or is it just marketing?
Breeds such as a Labrador, or the “large breed” type, have been shown in studies to have needs for calcium of a certain range or they risk having bone deformities occur during their puppy year. Poodles were also tested on this same study platform and shown to tolerate very high levels of calcium with no ill effects where if the large breed received the same diet they would end up with curved bones. read more
Recently, I had the opportunity to conduct a spay/neuter and vaccination clinic in several Yup’ik villages along the Kuskokwim River in western Alaska. read more
Vitamins and your pet. Dr. Tim’s has its own vitamin mixture made specifically for us. Why? read more
Does your cat look like he might be a few pounds too big these days? How did he/she get that way is the question of the day.
So, cats get fat because; 1. they get fixed(not that they were broken) 2. live indoors more these days 3. they eat a lot of food that has tons of carbohydrates present. 4. the level of protein is too low plus it is not animal based. 5. We have placed our eating schedule onto them-that is, 2-3 meals a day fed versus a browsing type schedule which they do in nature. Ever see a fat barn cat? read more
So, you want to take care of your dogs’ teeth before they all fall out. What to do.
The idea of brushing a dogs’ teeth is a nice one but rarely done and I understand why. It is not a fun thing to do. Some dogs you can teach to allow you to perform the task but many fight to the point where all involved will give up. read more