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Know what to ask when choosing a veterinarian for your dog or cat

Melissa R. Hoffman, DVM
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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Is your new partner allergic to your dog or cat? Here's what to do

Dr. Cathy Alinovi
Owner and Holistic Veterinarian
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Self-hypnosis can help you to help your dog lose weight

Alexander Ivlev
Certified Hypnotist, Member Of The National Guild Of Hypnotists
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Protect your dog from harmful foods during Thanksgiving

Laura Galvin
Veterinary Technician and Vice President
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Protect your dog from the winter chills and keep them healthy

Laura Galvin
Veterinary Technician and Vice President
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Dog Health and Wellness

Your dog is most certainly your best friend. You will do anything for them. And ExpertBeacon can provide you with the advice they need to keep your pet healthy. Whether that means helping you with the best ways to posting lost dog flyers all over town when they run away, protect them before they get lost with a GPS chip or collar, we’ve got it all. We can also help you choose the right dog food so that they have a balanced diet and healthy coat, help care for your blind or disabled dog, and also keep them safe at all times during the day.

Know what to ask when choosing a veterinarian for your dog or cat

When your pet is part of your family, finding excellent veterinary care is a priority. Unfortunately, all practices are not equal when it comes to the level of care that they provide. Knowing which questions to ask when looking for a veterinarian can help guide the process and make it less daunting. Don’t be drawn in by a fancy building or a convenient location without finding out what really matters - the quality of the veterinary care. Here are some questions that everyone should ask before visiting a new veterinarian.
Melissa R. Hoffman, DVMDoctor of Veterinary Medicine

I graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. For the past fifteen years I have been practicing clinical veterinary medicine in the Philadelphia area. Five years ago, I also became involved in shelter medicine as...

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Oh, baby, it’s cold outside: What your dog needs on a three-dog night

Some say it originated in the Australian Outback. Others point to Alaska or Siberia as the source. No matter where it came from, the expression “three dog night” means a night so bitterly cold you’d need three dogs in bed with you to keep you warm. But what about our beloved dogs? They’re always there for us, day and night. What can we do to keep them warm, healthy, and safe during the frigid days of winter? 

Christina TravaljaShelter Director

Christina is the Shelter Director at North Shore Animal League America and is responsible for the overall management of the Shelter and its support areas. She joined the organization in 2006 and has been instrumental in creating programs to ...

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Self-hypnosis can help you to help your dog lose weight

Alexander Ivlev Certified Hypnotist, Member Of The National Guild Of Hypnotists

According to Dr. Oz, hypnosis for weight loss is a new weapon in the obesity war. Hypnosis can help overweight people lose weight by changing their habits of eating. The human body has a built-in mechanism for maintaining ideal weight. This wonderful mechanism works perfectly if you eat healthy food every day. Of course, you should eat normal amount of food without stuffing your stomach.

Alexander IvlevCertified Hypnotist, Member Of The National Guild Of Hypnotists

Alexander Ivlev was born in 1962 in Russia. When he was 12, someone gave him a book titled "Gymnastics for the brain", that book was about meditation, self-hypnosis and autogenic training. Alexander had read this book and many other books and...

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Protect your dog from harmful foods during Thanksgiving

Laura Galvin Veterinary Technician and Vice President Harry’s Picks

Did you know that Thanksgiving time is when veterinary offices can be their busiest. Emergencies pour in the days surrounding the all-about-food holiday due to digestive problems, toxicities, and pancreatitis.

With all the smells of rich meats, hearty appetizers, and sweet desserts wafting through your home on Thanksgiving, your pet may be begging to partake in the big feast. To keep your pup safe during the holiday keep some of these tips in mind and remember to stuff your turkey, not your pet.

Laura GalvinVeterinary Technician and Vice President

Laura Galvin, a graduate of Boston University, with a Bachelor of Science from the School of Communications in Public Relations, longed for a way to incorporate her love for animals into the bigger picture. Encouraged by her late father Roy, and...

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Dog medication advice to help keep your pet safe and healthy

If a dog is part of your family, you’re aware that there are a wide range of medications and drugs that involve various delivery systems. They include everything from topical, dermal patches, oral, intra-dermal injections, solutions, drops, intranasal and medicated collars to spot-on, creams, shampoos, dips and injections, just to mention a few. The list is long and can be confusing.

While many medical conditions require different administrative avenues, co pet owner medications, which occur on a daily or monthly basis, are slightly easier to administer.

Steven May, CVJPet Expert

Pet expert Steven May, CVJ has provided his expertise to both the veterinary industry and the general public for more than 35 years. The former editor of Vetz Magazine, May now heads the pet website The Daily Growl and has over 430,000 followers...

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A balanced diet and feeding routine keeps a dog healthy and trim

Canine nutrition is one of the most controversial topics within the pet and veterinary industries. With new products constantly being brought to market, and veterinarians having varying opinions on what’s best to feed our beloved family members, pet owners are faced with a dizzying variety of options. Sometimes we make our choices based on the specific nutritional needs of our dogs and sometimes our dogs make the decision for us.

Steven May, CVJPet Expert

Pet expert Steven May, CVJ has provided his expertise to both the veterinary industry and the general public for more than 35 years. The former editor of Vetz Magazine, May now heads the pet website The Daily Growl and has over 430,000 followers...

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Your pet is lost....now what?

Tim Link Lost Animal Expert Wagging Tales

Have you ever wondered what you would do if your pet was suddenly lost or stolen? The most important thing to do is to remain calm. Understandably, this is very difficult because our pets are beloved members of our family and we don’t want any harm to come to them.  

Tim LinkLost Animal Expert

Tim Link is an author, writer, speaker, nationally syndicated radio host, animal communicator, president and CEO of Wagging Tales. Tim has been featured in numerous newspaper, television and radio shows including the Associated Press, “FOX & Fri...

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Our pets aren't property: co-parenting after divorce

As a pet owner, have you ever shared a particularly troubling story with a friend about your pet only to hear in response, “But it’s just a dog! (or cat, bird, horse, hamster, pig, etc.)

Odds are your friend is not a pet owner.

Steven May, CVJPet Expert

Pet expert Steven May, CVJ has provided his expertise to both the veterinary industry and the general public for more than 35 years. The former editor of Vetz Magazine, May now heads the pet website The Daily Growl and has over 430,000 followers...

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Is your new partner allergic to your dog or cat? Here's what to do

Our pets love us unconditionally, and most of us make a commitment to love them back unconditionally as well. However, lines become gray when new partners have allergies. By making a commitment to all parties, in most cases the allergies can be seriously diminished and pets can remain in the household. If your new girlfriend or boyfriend is allergic to dogs or cats (or another one of your pets), consider this advice to help them prevent allergy symptoms and not let it get in the way of having a healthy relationship.

Dr. Cathy AlinoviOwner and Holistic Veterinarian

Dr. Cathy Alinovi DVM — author, speaker, and retired integrative veterinarian — knew she wanted to be an animal doctor at nine years old. She began her veterinary education at the Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine and also holds a Master of...

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Ensure your dog eats healthy food and dispel common pet food myths

There are many myths about dog food and what constitutes a healthy diet. Certian dry and wet dog foods claim to be hypoallergenic, for example, but may include certain things that your dog can’t tolerate. Each dog needs an individualized diet specifically for them, especially if they have uncommon allergens affecting their health. This article helps to dispel some misinformation to help you make an informed choice about what you feed your pet.

Lucy PostinsFounder and CEO

With extensive experience as a companion animal nutritionist, Postins is an innovative entrepreneur who is passionate about advanced nutrition and holistic health, including complementary modalities like herbalism and homeopathy. Her experience ...

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Advice when your are forced to find a new home your dog

jme Thomas Executive Director Motley Zoo Animal Rescue

Finding a new home for your dog, called rehoming, can be a stressful, sad and unpleasant experience, however there are many ways to help ensure that your dog gets the best care and happiest outcome. You should do plenty of research on animal welfare organizations in your area, as well as any potential applicant you might find for your dog.

You do not want anything unfortunate to befall your beloved dog, so remember that this process takes time to do it right, and you are the only one responsible for helping create the happiest of outcomes.

jme ThomasExecutive Director

jme has a varied background of skills and experience from owning and operating her own boutique in her early 20’s, to starting her own clothing line and working as a welder, both as a job and as an artist. She has always been of an independent a...

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Protect your dog from the winter chills and keep them healthy

Laura Galvin Veterinary Technician and Vice President Harry’s Picks

The winter season brings lots of fun holiday festivities, and can be a beautiful time of year, but if we’re not careful and aware it can be a dangerous one for our pets. Before you settle down in front of a warm cozy fire, take some time to learn how you can keep your animals as warm, safe and comfortable as you are.

Laura GalvinVeterinary Technician and Vice President

Laura Galvin, a graduate of Boston University, with a Bachelor of Science from the School of Communications in Public Relations, longed for a way to incorporate her love for animals into the bigger picture. Encouraged by her late father Roy, and...

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Choose a vet for your dog or cat that is respectful and compassionate

Giving your furry feline or the man’s best friend treatment requires choosing a veterinarian that is trustworthy and as compassionate as you are with your pet.

Dr. Ivan A. PerezVeterinarian

Graduated in Cuba in 1985, Dr. Perez has always been involved in small animal practice. After validating his diploma in the United States, Dr. Perez worked in regular practice until 2003, where he began his career in emergency medicine with Miam...

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Protect your pet when getting lost with a microchip or GPS collar

Tim Link Lost Animal Expert Wagging Tales

There are so many choices available for identification for your pets including microchips, engraved tags, tattoos, and even GPS collars. With all of the available options, how do you choose the right one for your pet?

Tim LinkLost Animal Expert

Tim Link is an author, writer, speaker, nationally syndicated radio host, animal communicator, president and CEO of Wagging Tales. Tim has been featured in numerous newspaper, television and radio shows including the Associated Press, “FOX & Fri...

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Keep your pet safe during the holidays

Holidays are a time of joy, time with family and friends and exchanging good foods. The last thing you want is for this to be a time spent in the veterinary emergency room with your dog, cat, or other pet. Here are some tips to help you prepare for the holidays and keep your pet safe.

Dr. Michael FrischPresident, Palm Beach Animal Hospital

Dr. Frisch is Palm Beach Animal Hospital’s President and co-owner. He is the in-house animal behavior coach, trainer and animal nutritionist. As a graduate of Harvard University, Dr. Frisch’s PhD research focus was on medical informatics, bus...

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