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What to expect at a Wellness Appointment at the Vet?

By: Gabriela Medina Vázquez (Pre-Vet)

May 13, 2022 • 6 mins read time

What are wellness exams? Wellness exams in dogs are conducted by veterinary professionals and their purpose is to examine, diagnose, treat and practice preventive medicine.  Why are wellness appointments essential? Taking your dog to a wellness exam is an essential…

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Top 5 Tips on Reading a Dog Food Ingredients List

By: Nikki Giovanelli

April 7, 2022 • 7 mins

Sometimes reading a pet food label can feel like the most overwhelming thing in the world. The average pet parent often has limited knowledge of the “rules” that govern ingredient lists. And there are rules, lots of them. The Association…

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What does it mean when a Vet is Fear-Free Certified?

By: Ryan Fortier, DVM, Elite FFCP

March 25, 2022 • 4 mins read

Fear Free is a philosophy that focuses on animals’ mental health and stress in addition to their general health. For many years, most veterinarians believed that animals were simply going to be scared at the vet and there was not…

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