Should You Sedate a Dog for Grooming? Options & Risks

Should You Sedate a Dog for Grooming? Options & Risks

Most people fall into two categories when it comes time to sedate a dog for grooming. Some think it’s no big deal and that we should sedate animals anytime we need to do something that makes them uncomfortable. The other people are deathly afraid of drugging a dog to get them through a scary situation….

How to Cut an Uncooperative Dog’s Nails (Without Sedation)
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How to Cut an Uncooperative Dog’s Nails (Without Sedation)

It’s normal for a dog owner to have some level of anxiety when faced with the task of nail trimming. As a veterinarian, I’m no exception when performing the procedure at home even though I’ve taught others how to cut an uncooperative dog’s nails many times.  You can learn how to cut an uncooperative dog’s…

When Is It Too Late to Neuter a Dog & Best Age to Do It?
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When Is It Too Late to Neuter a Dog & Best Age to Do It?

In the U.S., neutering dogs refers to castrating male dogs by removing their testicles and hence lowering their male hormone levels. The main reason veterinarians recommend neutering male dogs is to prevent them from breeding and to prevent annoying male dog behaviors like urine marking, mounting, aggression/fighting and roaming to find female dogs. But when…