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    Fad Diets

    Jun 03 2016

    appalachianah | Oliver's Blog

    One of the most difficult parts about taking care of your pet is choosing the best food for your pet to maintain a healthy body condition and promote a longer…

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    Outdoor Toxins

    May 04 2016

    appalachianah | Oliver's Blog

    As we enjoy the warmer weather this summer, we also allow our pets much more freedom outdoors.  With this extra freedom, some pets may get themselves into harmful situations that…

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    Atopy

    Apr 05 2016

    appalachianah | Oliver's Blog

    This month we will focus on environmental allergies, also known as Canine Atopy.  Just like people, dogs can be allergic to things in the environment.  As we discussed last month,…

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    Food Allergy

    Mar 03 2016

    appalachianah | Oliver's Blog

    As we approach Spring and Summer, the allergy season is upon us.  We wanted to discuss some of the culprits of allergies in our pets and what can be done…

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    Cat Behavioral Issues

    Feb 04 2016

    appalachianah | Oliver's Blog

    When we asked our clients for topics that they would like to see covered in this blog series, the most commonly requested topic was cat behavior!  Cats are unique creatures…

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    Are you ready for a New Year’s Resolution?

    Jan 07 2016

    appalachianah | Oliver's Blog

    Are you ready for a New Year’s Resolution?  It’s the perfect time to focus on your pet’s overall health by helping them to trim down some excess weight.  Many dogs…

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    Want to make it a Happy Holiday? How to Avoid an Unplanned Visit to the Vet!

    Dec 07 2015

    appalachianah | Oliver's Blog

    As the Holiday season approaches, we wanted to revisit this very important topic.  The holidays can be a stressful time and nothing adds to your stress like a sick pet…

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    Senior Bloodwork

    Nov 02 2015

    appalachianah | Oliver's Blog

    When you bring your pet in for its annual visit, you may hear us recommend something called “Senior Bloodwork.”  What does that include and why is it recommended for your…

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    The Spooky Dangers of Halloween

    Oct 02 2015

    appalachianah | Oliver's Blog

    The Spooky Dangers of Halloween The time has come for dressing up our pets in their Halloween best.  Whether you plan to take your pet trick-or-treating, to a Halloween parade,…

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    Quality, not Quantity

    Sep 01 2015

    appalachianah | Oliver's Blog

    One of the biggest concerns that our clients typically have when discussing quality of life is that they will either euthanize too soon, or wait too long and allow undue…