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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.

8 Weight Loss Supplements for Dogs

We all know that obesity is a serious issue in the USA, with some stats showing that obesity rates exceed 25% in 48 US...

What Human Food Can Dogs Eat?

It's tempting to give your pooch table scraps from your plate, especially when it's hard to resists the dog's begging eyes, but you know...

9 Most Common Dog Health Issues (How to Prevent and Treat...

Veterinary medicine has made a lot of progress in predicting future health problems in dogs, and veterinarians (and owners) are now much more effective...

9 Most Common Dog Eye Problems (How to Prevent and Treat...

In most cases, eye problems that dogs suffer from will be a mild inconvenience, but there are also many conditions that require serious veterinary...

9 Common Skin Problems in Dogs (How to Prevent and Treat...

A variety of different skin conditions in dogs are the most common health issues that pet owners have to deal with. There are numerous...

8 Best Weight Gain Supplements for Dogs

In contrast to one of the biggest health problems in dogs which is being overweight or obese, dogs that are underweight might not seem like...

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...

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