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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.

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,...

7 Pool Safety Tips for Pet Owners

Summer is already here, presenting a ton of adventures you can have with your dog. But with summer comes high temperatures, which can be...

8 Dangers of DIY Homemade Dog Food

Feeding your dog a DIY homemade dog food is something that more and more dog owners are doing these days. It’s understandable as many...

Ringworm in Dogs: Prevention and Treatment

A ringworm infection is a parasitic infection that can befall your dog. Often mistakenly lumped together with worm infections such as tapeworms, roundworms, whipworms, hookworms, and others because of its name, ringworm is dogs isn’t actually caused by worms – instead, it is fungal infections.

7 Most Common Health Problems of Senior Dogs

As your dog grows older, there are many conditions that he will become more prone to. Knowing of most common senior dog health problems...

Preventing Over-Vaccination in Dogs & Real Dangers of Puppy Vaccines

As pet owners, we all know just how important vaccinating our dogs against certain diseases is. We should all know the big three –...

How to Feed Dogs With Liver Disease

Unfortunately, liver disease in dogs is a common occurrence. Your veterinarian will help you develop an evidence-based plan to alleviate the symptoms, which will...

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15 Safe Human Medications for Dogs

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25 Ways to Manage Diabetes in Dogs [Infographic]

Diabetes is a disease of the endocrine system which manages everything including hormones, metabolism, growth and development in the dog. In the case of...
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12 Must-Haves for Camping With Your Dog

These some of the most important things to bring with you if you’re going camping with your furry best friend. If you're yet to try...
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Our pets today live much longer than they did a few decades ago, thanks to advancements in veterinary care and a variety of medicine,...
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Kids vs Dogs: Differences and Similarities in Raising Them

As a devoted pet parent, you have likely made the comparison of pet parenthood to being a human parent. You have also likely heard...
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20 Pros, Cons and Myths About Homemade Dog Foods

Pet owners know that homemade dog food can be a great nutritional choice for their canines when done right. If done incorrectly, however, it...
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Finding a good apartment or house as a pet owner can be difficult since a landlord is likely to prefer a tenant without pets....
The Guide to Financial Independence and Dog Ownership

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Does Hypoallergenic Dog Food Really Work

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If your dog suffers from itchy skin, your veterinarian may have suggested a "diet trial" or "elimination diet" using hypoallergenic dog food as the most...