All posts by Will Falconer, DVM

Nature vs Nurture: Epigenetics And Your Dog’s Health

Genetic Disease and Dogs “She’s the only one of her litter who is still alive.” Those words, revealed in the story of Suzi, the 15 year old Wheaten Terrier who’s lived this long without a single

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Your Influence on Your Vital Animal

Your interaction with and the quality of attention you give to your animal can add to or detract from your animal’s overall vitality. The quality of your mind and emotions shapes your animal’s mental

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Heartworm “Bewareness” Month

I’ve decided on a new name as we enter the month of May when many dog owners start thinking about preventing this pest: Heartworm Bewareness Month. While April is National Heartworm Awareness Month.

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NSAIDs, Inflammation, And A Cautionary Tale

When I went through vet school, there was not much if anything mentioned about inflammation being a natural thing. Or a good thing. It might have been paid lip service, but in the same sentence it was

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Cruciate Ligament Rupture: Missing The Big Picture

“I have just discovered that my mom’s dog, Dodger, has a cranial cruciate tear, and possibly a meniscal tear as well. The vet recommends surgery ASAP, but it sounds costly and dangerous. Also, the

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