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Traveling With Pets

As travel restrictions have abated, pets are on the move once again. This is true domestically and internationally. Last month we featured cultural differences...

Record Number Entrants in 2021 Howl-O-Ween Contest

The Howl to the Chief Howl-o-ween Doggie Costume Contest set a record this year with over 125 entries --and a separate record for zebras....

Lessons From the Dogs of Lucca

When walking down the street, I note every dog in front and behind me. I note their gait, their body condition score, their weight,...

Veterinary Health Workers: The Unsung Heroes of the Pandemic

Almost eighteen months ago, as the world suddenly came to a halt, the way we conduct business dramatically changed. Veterinary medicine was faced with...

Ticks: Perennial Problem for Human and Animal Health

Ticks are a perennial problem for human and animal health, as they are vectors of transmission of various potentially debilitating ailments. Utilizing flea and...

Enter the Hill Rag Pet Photo Contest!

You know your pet is a star! Prove it --get it in print! Send us your favorite pet photos for a chance and fame! Winning...

The District Vet

With cautious optimism, it is time to start preparing our furry friends for our return to a modified pre-pandemic life. As quickly as we...

Teeth Are Important

February is National Pet Dental Health Month. A few years ago I wrote a piece about the importance of good dental hygiene in dogs...

Keeping Furry Tenants Comfortable

When Libby Jamison and her husband Brian moved to the District from San Diego in November, 2019, they wanted to make the adjustment as...

The District Vet

Glaucoma isn’t only a disease of people. Cats and dogs can have elevated eye pressure, too! Many people have heard of glaucoma, but what is...
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