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Kelli Pechal, VT

Kelli Pechal, VT
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Kelli is a practicing Licensed Veterinary Technician and a lifelong animal lover who regularly works with pets. On top of her professional dog experience in the veterinary field, Kelli has also worked in a dog boarding facility since 2012. Kelli is also taking care of two rescue dogs of her own, a Border Collie mix and a Westie mix.

9 Emergency Dog Health Conditions That Cannot Be Delayed

Dealing with any type of dog health problems is often distressing for pet owners, and you must take your pup to the vet if...

6 Most Common Dog Ear Problems: How to Prevent and Fix...

One in five canines will suffer from some type of ear disease throughout their life. In most cases of dog ear problems, these issues...

Glaucoma in Dogs: The Pet Owner’s Guide

In both humans and dogs, glaucoma is characterized by damage to the optic nerve and peripheral vision loss. However, there are some significant differences...

How to Cool Down a Dog: 12 Most Efficient Ways and...

Whether we’re talking about the early, mid, or late summer, or even early autumn as it is right now, as temperatures soar, it’s surprisingly easy...

Dog Muscle Spasms: What You Need to Know (and Do)

Spasms in your dog's muscles may occur as a localized issue. For instance, if a dog hurt a leg, that same leg may experience...

Can Humans Get Worms from Dogs?

When owners bring their dogs to my clinic to deal with worms, they will often ask, can humans get worms from dogs? The simple answer...

15 Safe Human Medications for Dogs

We all have a friend of a friend whose sister is a vet tech and she says it’s perfectly fine to give to...

Mobility Equipment for Dogs: Comparing All the Options

Having a dog with limited mobility can be challenging. As a dog mom who parented a mobility-limited dog for fifteen years, however, I can...

Eye Infections in Dogs: Prevention and Treatment [Infographic]

Hang on, did your dog just wink at you? Unusual winking, blinking, rubbing, or pawing at the eyes is your pet's way of telling...

27 Unsafe Human Medications for Dogs

There is some human medicine safe for dogs and it's fine to give it when under veterinary supervision. However, there are far more medications...

15 Tips on Dog Pregnancy and Whelping to Help You Through...

You’re expecting puppies, how exciting! Whelping is a term used to cover the entire process of birthing puppies, from the initial dog pregnancy to...

6 Nutritional Guidelines for Safe Homemade Dog Food Cooking

Making homemade dog food for our pets is a tempting idea for a lot of owners, there's a good reason for that. In a way,...

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