Category Archives: Off the Leash

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

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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…

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Anesthesia: Sleeping well

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH It is time to talk about the big worry many pet owners have, so that we can start the year with a clean slate….

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A Vet’s Life — My Joy

  Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH As I reviewed my articles from 2016, I realized that I had a lot of articles trying to prepare people for some of…

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Walking in a winter wonderland: Tips to keep you and your dog out there

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH Rain, snow, freezing rain; it seems the only weather we are not getting lately is sun. By the time most of us leave work,…

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Best Paw Forward in 2017

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH Well, Christmas has gone and New Year’s is coming right up. My holidays were a flurry of Christmas lights and food. The past couple…

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The gift of love…and responsibility: Things to consider before putting a new pet under the tree

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH We are getting right down to the wire on gift giving. This is the time in December when people turn to Hail Mary presents….