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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.

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...

Dog Dental Water Additive: Here’s What It Is and How to...

A dog’s dental hygiene may not be at the top of the priority list when it comes to caring for your pet, but it...

Found Crusty Scabs on Dog’s Back? Here’s Why and What to...

Discovering crusty scabs on your dog’s back, especially if you do not know what caused them, or how to treat them, can be upsetting....

Pale Gums in Dogs: What It Means and What to Do

The same way that you can learn something about a person’s health by the color of their face, you can learn a lot about...

Dog Deworming Schedule

Most of us already know that there are important things to do in order to keep our dogs healthy. Dogs should be spayed and...

Bumps on a Dog’s Back: 7 Things It Could Be and...

You’re carelessly petting your dog and suddenly you notice a lump on their back. Your heart starts racing and you question yourself whether the...

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A dog’s nose is an extremely important part of their body. Dogs see the world through their noses. When a dog’s nose isn’t functioning...
Dog Leaking Urine - Causes and Treatments

Dog Leaking Urine: Causes and Treatments

It is not unusual that older, primarily female dogs, suffer from urinary incontinence (dog leaking urine) when they have no control over the bladder...
How Long Can a Diabetic Dog Go Without Insulin

How Long Can a Diabetic Dog Go Without Insulin?

Diabetes in dogs is one of those chronic diseases that can be managed with certain precautions and drugs, particularly insulin. Insulin goes a long...
Dog Throwing Up White Foam - 11 Most Common Reasons Why

Dog Throwing Up White Foam: 11 Most Common Reasons Why

A dog throwing up white foam can either be due to some mild reasons or more serious causes. Hopefully, it's only a digestive problem,...
Lenticular Sclerosis in Dogs - Causes, Symptoms, Treatments

Lenticular Sclerosis in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms, Treatments, Diet

Have you noticed a strange discoloration in one or both of your dog’s eyes and wondering what that is? There could be several reasons...
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How to Shop for Dog Doors, Pick the Right Type and...

Installing a dog door in your home can be a life saver for both you and your dog. Dog doors are in particular very...
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How Much Does It Cost to Cremate a Dog?

Losing a beloved pet is never easy, but having plans in place before the grief and trauma of the experience sets in can be...
Dog Pregnancy Stages and What to Expect When Dog Is Expecting

Dog Pregnancy Stages and What to Expect When Expecting

Your dog's pregnancy can be an exciting time for both of you, but it can also be a stressful time. Knowing all the dog...
22 Signs and Symptoms That Require an Immediate Vet Visit

22 Signs and Symptoms That Require an Immediate Vet Visit

In most cases, if your dog looks like they need urgent medical attention, it is probably so. Some apparent medical conditions always require care...
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We all know what a wet dog smells like, and sometimes, when you visit other dog owners' homes, you can smell wet dogs -...