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What Temperature Should My Dog Be?

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Most of us know what temperature humans should be when we are healthy, 98.6 F. But most of us don’t know what a normal temperature is for dogs. Dogs run hotter than their human counter parts. A typical normal range for dogs is 101 to 102.5 F. […]

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How to Treat Constipation in Your Dog

Nobody likes being constipated, an this includes your dog. Not only is it not comfortable but the strain of trying to poo can cause hemorrhoids. If a dog goes long enough without pooping, it can cause a bowel obstruction which can have sometimes life threatening consequences. What […]

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Spring Time is Flea Time

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New Mexico is a warm enough climate that our fleas never go completely away, at least not in Los Lunas. However, Spring is the time of year that fleas are in full force. All the winter eggs are hatching and waiting to jump on your pet. Plus as […]

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Spinters from Wood or Bones: Are they deadly or just painful?

Dogs can get splinters from running through the woods or even walking on the pavement. Some splinters can be shallow, while others may be deep. Both ways can be incredibly painful and your stoic best friend will probably do their best to limp along to keep up with […]

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Trick-or-Treat: Stop Dog Bites at Halloween

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You may have the sweetest and best behaved dog in the whole world, but Halloween brings out the scary in everyone and this includes your dog. It is not uncommon for normally non-aggressive dogs to get aggressive with all the trick-or-treaters. When your dog see’s all the […]

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Most Common Issue: Inflammation of the Inner Ear

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Did you know that inflammation of the inner ear is one of the most common health issues for dogs?Otitis externa is a chronic inflammation of a dog external ear canal and otitis media is an inflammation of the dog’s middle ear. These are actually symptoms and not […]

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Pit Bull Common Health Issues

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The Pit Bull, though a controversial dog, is also one of the sweetest dogs when raised with love and good training. But with any breed, there are issues specific to the breed. Overall this is a pretty healthy breed with limited breed specific health issues. Hip Dysplasia […]

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Most Common Issue: Patellar Luxation aka. Kneecap Dislocation in Dogs

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Kneecap dislocation (Patellar Luxation) is one of the most commonly diagnosed medical issues in dogs. Once the kneecap is dislocated it can only be returned to its normal position after the quadricep muscle in the hind leg relaxes and lengthens. If your dog dislocates his kneecap he […]

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Most Common Dog Names

Did you know that over 50% of people name their dog after a popular movie? No surprise when you see #1 on our list…for you Twilight fans. If you are looking for some inspiration for naming your new dog, you can look at this list and see […]

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Chihuahua’s and their Health Issues

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Chihuahua’s are the most common dogs in New Mexico. This is the smallest breed of dog but don’t let their size fool you. These little guys have more energy than a dog 10 times bigger. They are super playful and very affectionate. They are one of the […]

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