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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.

Muscle Relaxers for Dogs: What They Are and When to Use...

Just like us, dogs sometimes have to deal with pain and anything that can subside it helps. Most commonly, your dog will suffer from...

8 Ways to Lower the Risk of Heart Disease in Dogs

Approximately 10% of dogs in the United States have some form of heart disease. Usually, it's a genetic disorder, more prevalent in some breeds....

3 Ways to Prevent and Treat Staph Infection in Dogs

A staph infection is a type of infection caused by the bacteria Staphylococcus. This bacteria lives freely within the environment and does not require...

Leaky Gut in Dogs: Real Thing or a Myth?

The legitimacy of leaky gut syndrome in dogs (and people) has been debated as the idea of the condition is a recent development, whether...

The Plague and Your Dog

The plague is the development of a bacterial infection caused by Genus Yersinia pestis (PDF), a parasitic bacteria that infect potential hosts, including dogs....

The Complete Guide on Osteosarcoma in Dogs

Each year approximately 8,000 to 10,000 dogs are diagnosed with osteosarcoma. Most frequently seen in large and giant breed dogs, this aggressive bone cancer...

5 Dog Esophagus Problems and What You Should Know

The esophagus is a thin, muscular tube that connects a dog’s throat to their stomach and helps with pushing water and food into the...

10 Most Common Dog Digestive Problems and How to Treat Them

Just like with us, dog digestive problems are one of the most common ailments that pet owners will have to deal with. A "digestive...

7 Most Common Dog Paw Problems and What to Do About...

Dogs' paw health is often neglected by pet owners, but shouldn't be. Your dog's paw pads provide cushioning to reduce stress on their bones...

5 Causes and Signs of Prostate Problems in Dogs

An enlarged prostate is a common condition that affects men in their senior years. But men are not the exception because male dogs and...

7 Causes and Signs of Dog Spine Problems (and How to...

Did you know that spinal problems in dogs are more common than most owners realize? Typically, these issues take some time to develop before...

3 Common Knee Problems in Dogs and What to Know About...

Dogs can suffer from knee problems just like humans, and just like with us, these problems can seriously affect their quality of life. Knowing what...

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