Category Archives: Off the Leash

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher provides pet advice and answers your questions.

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Fixing Fido: Common orthopedic procedures can get your dog back on his feet after injuries

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH Your dog runs to fetch a stick on one of our many icy days, but slides right past it! He then makes a quick…

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Don’t eat that! Common household products can be hazardous to your pets

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH We have recently seen a rash of animals that have eaten things they should not have. These things range from medications to chocolate, to…

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Dog days: Answering questions about caring for your pet

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH A lot of this has to do with studies on immunity, but also what the vaccine is made out of. The vaccines that can…

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Spring into action: Now is the time to make sure your pets are up to date with vaccinations

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher Off the Leash While I am still holding out that this is a “pseudo” spring and I might have some more snowboarding ahead of me, my hope…

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Tick Time: Prevention preparation and products

By Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH So I rarely listen to weather anymore, and the calendar isn’t much help either. Walking my dogs the other day we got back…

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Matters of the Heart: Part 2: Common cardiac conditions in cats and dogs

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH Valentine’s Day may be over now, but that just means all the candy is on super sale. While we stock up on truffles and…

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Matters of the heart: Why heartworm prevention is so important

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH On Valentine’s day we think about hearts, flowers and chocolate (and love, of course.) The trouble is that I just don’t love chocolate as…

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Crazy cat: Keep your cat entertained through the long indoor months

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH Inconsistent weather outside, darkness inside, ice everywhere we look — this winter has been especially crazy. Many pets like to match their behavior to…

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Lyme Primer: Questions answered about this growing threat

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH As I was preparing a presentation on Lyme disease this past week, I realized that there are many misconceptions people have, and so I…

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Pearly whites: Why regular dental care is so important for your pets

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH Next week marks the beginning of February and also Pet Dental Health Month. I thought that this was the perfect time to talk about…