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Kelly Pebworth, VT

Kelly Pebworth, VT
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Kelly works as a veterinary technician in Austin, TX as well as regular animal rescue volunteer. She's been an animal lover and dog owner since childhood, and has worked in different dog related fields over the last twenty years. Currently she lives with three dogs and a cat.

10 Reasons Your Dog Is Drinking a Lot of Water

If you notice your dog drinking a lot of water, there's a number of reasons what may cause this. Approximate estimates of how much...

6 Common and Serious Dog Skin Conditions (And What to Do...

Most dog skin conditions are minor, but they can be uncomfortable for the dog when left untreated. Some other skin conditions in dogs are...

How Do I Firm Up My Dog’s Stool?

Soft stool in a dog is not an unusual problem. In most cases, this will come and go occasionally. But if your dog’s stool...

Winter Allergies in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Many owners associate dog allergies with the spring and fall seasons. However, winter allergies in dogs are just as common, and may result in...

7 Best Dog Skin Infection Treatments (OTC)

Your dog's skin is her first line of defense against germs and contaminants from the outside world. Infections of the skin can lead to...

Thorax Problems in Dogs: Causes, Signs, Diagnosis

A dog’s thorax is the region between the neck and the abdomen. This includes the rib cavity, breastbone and the organs responsible for circulation...

Dog Coughing and Gagging? Here’s Why and What to Do

A dog coughing and gagging is one of those signs you will notice fast. This may pass quickly on its own, but it could...

10 Best Novel Protein Dog Foods

Novel protein is a term for any protein that your pet hasn’t eaten yet. Most common proteins (non-novel) found in dog foods are beef,...

How to Identify False Pregnancy in Dogs (Pseudocyesis or Phantom Pregnancy)

Here's a situation: you have a female dog and she isn’t spayed. She hasn’t had any unsupervised contact with uncastrated male dogs. She hasn’t...

Dog Psoriasis: Signs, Causes, Treatment and Prevention

Many dogs may suffer from allergic reactions or malnutrition that can significantly affect their skin, coat and overall health. With so many skin conditions...

How to Shrink a Tumor in a Dog

The greatest nightmare of any dog owner is that our dogs may get a tumor. While some of them are benign, there are plenty...

High Blood Pressure in Dogs (Hypertension): A Brief Guide

There are various health conditions caused by high blood pressure in humans, and the same applies to dogs. High blood pressure in dogs can...

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