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Dog Smarts: Is It Spring Yet?

We get it. Spring has been a long time coming. But we’re almost 80% sure it’s here. And no one knows that better than your dog. As you take to your backyard and break out the barbecue pit, we thought we’d get a little perspective from our veterinarian friends on how to prepare for a…

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Dog Smarts: Outside Safety

The weather keeps getting better as we edge toward the back half of summer. And while kids are thinking about school, dogs are thinking about getting outside. So, we thought we’d reach out to our old friend, Dr. Ed Migneco, to learn more about how best to enjoy the great outdoors with our best buddies.

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Dog Smarts: Getting Outside and Staying Healthy

Spring and Summer mean more excuses to get outside with your dog. And The Watering Bowl is obviously a huge proponent of more play and more socialization. But we do notice an uptick in things like ticks. Not to worry, it’s all part of the territory. And while we love to play, we aren’t veterinarians.…

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DOG SMARTS: UNDERSTANDING CANINE INFLUENZA IN ADVANCE WITH DR. BOWEN

There have been no reported cases of canine influenza at The Watering Bowl or anywhere in Missouri, for that matter. However, we wanted to share some expert knowledge with you. So, we asked Dr. Bowen, a graduate of the University of Missouri—College of Veterinary Medicine to tell us what she knows, so we are all well aware…

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Dog Smarts: Winter Wonderings With Dr. Karen Rooney

When the temperature drops and snow begins to fall, it’s an entirely new environment for our adaptable companions. With this winter expected to be one of the coldest on record, we thought it would be a good time to have a conversation with our trusted South County neighbor and veterinarian, Dr. Karen Rooney, about caring…

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Dog Smarts: Meet Dr. Brooks. Avoid Kennel Cough.

As children, many of us dream about helping animals for the rest of our lives. Few of us are lucky enough to follow that notion into a “grown-up” career. For Dr. Tara Brooks of Affton Veterinary Clinic, the path was long and somewhat indirect.

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Free Dog Smarts Seminar

Our cage-free canine community is giving back to the rest of the community by hosting a free seminar to benefit the Animal Protective Association. It’s free for all of our clients, and any donations or proceeds from the event will go 100% to the APA. But what’s in it for you? Good question.

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Dog Smarts: Dealing with Diarrhea

Ah yes, a topic all of us can relate to but rarely discuss. Well, today, we get to discuss it with an expert—Dr. Evelyn Bock of Southwick Veterinary Hospital.

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