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Six fun summer pet activities

Summer is here which makes us think about great outdoor activities such as swimming, barbecues, outdoor concerts, baseball games, camping, fishing and more. If you’re an animal lover, you’re probably thinking about which of these fun activities you can do along with your pets. Dr. John Gicking of BluePearl said there’s ... Learn More

Pet 411: Making sense of feline lymphoma

Cancer: It’s a word pet owners dread hearing from their veterinarians. Unfortunately, cancer has become fairly common, particularly in older pets.  But while the news may be distressing, it’s no reason to panic.  There have been a lot of advances in this area of  veterinary medicine, leading to a better understanding ... Learn More

K9 officer back on the job, thanks to pedicle screw fixation surgery

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — A 3-year-old German shepherd named Kvido had to stop working for the U.S. Border Patrol because degenerative lumbosacral stenosis left him unable to run or jump, and suffering from chronic pain. But now Kvido is back on the job, after his spine was stabilized with pedicle screw ... Learn More

How to train your cat – and why you should

  It’s common knowledge that dogs can be trained to obey cues and do tricks, and it’s a common misconception that the same is not true for cats. Actually, cats are very trainable and have a learning capacity similar to dogs, according to Dr. Jill Sackman, a BluePearl veterinarian and pet ... Learn More

Beloved K9 dog is back on the job after surgery at BluePearl

  GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A beloved K9 dog is back on the job at a Michigan hospital and is making children smile again, following surgery he received at BluePearl. “Cain is back and raring to go,” said Officer John McGarry, a security officer who works with Cain every day at Spectrum ... Learn More

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