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"To Your Pet's Health" by Dr. Doug Mader

Following storm, black mold will be problem for many

Dear readers, I hope you are all making steps toward recovery from Hurricane Irma. I realize that this was a life-changing experience for many of us, myself and my family included. I want you all to know that I am in this with you, and if there is anything I can do for any of[…]

Post-Hurricane Irma advice for pet owners

After a traumatic event like a bad storm, such as Irma, it is not uncommon for pets (and owners) to be distressed. I have heard from many clients regarding their dogs, cats, birds and more all acting differently post tropical storms and hurricanes — anywhere from being timid to overly aggressive. So far, the only[…]

Pet training is not only for dogs, but companions too

Dr. Doug, I thought your column in this past Sunday’s Key West Citizen was really good. You went the distance to inform people what responsible pet ownership is. I would like to see a follow-up column aimed at the potential novice pet owner regarding training pets, especially dogs. I stumbled into a situation where a[…]

Filling out DNR form is important for pets

Dear Dr. Doug, I had to take my dog to the vet last week. It was very sick. When I left it in the hospital the doctor asked me if I wanted to sign a DNR form. I thought that was so insensitive. Why would anyone do that? — No name please   Dear NNP,[…]