Leptospirosis in Dogs: What You Need to Know

A dog swimming in a beautiful lake.

Leptospirosis. It is a pretty intimidating word, and the disease itself can be pretty scary as well. It can be a very serious disease, and one worth avoiding at all costs. 

When it comes to leptospirosis treatment and prevention, you have come to the right place. MarketPlace Veterinary Hospital knows all about leptospirosis in dogs and how to protect your pet. 

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Busting Up the Top 10 Most Notorious Pet Myths

Dog and cat together.

People are susceptible to believing things they hear or read. Pet ownership and care are among other topics that flourish online and in person. Unfortunately, the prevalence of pet myths can lead pet owners and animal lovers astray. Together, we can dispel 10 fallacies and offer our pets the best care possible.

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Compulsive Licking, Biting, and Scratching in Dogs

A dog licking his paw.

Scratching the occasional itch behind his ears or vigorously licking his chops at dinnertime is perfectly normal dog behavior for your canine companion. But if he starts to incessantly scratch, lick, or even bite part of his body, it’s time to schedule a checkup

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Our Favorite Games to Play With Your Pet

A dog and cat standing in the grass.

All pets require and benefit from daily exercise, but the routine can go from fun to humdrum in no time flat if you are always doing the same activities. With our favorite games to play with your pet, you can enrich their mental and physical well-being and yours as well!

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Lost Pets and Stray Animals: How Can You Help Them?

Lost pet.

Pet owners know that there are few things worse than becoming separated from their pets. Whether they simply wander too far or run after prey and become disoriented, the struggle to keep pets safe is very real. Luckily, there are some elements, like collars/ID tags and microchips, that make a swift reunion possible. Preventing a separation is different than knowing what to do if/when you ever come across stray animals or lost pets. We have some pointers that will keep you ahead of the curve.

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The Right Skills to Make Dog Walking Easy and Fun

Dog walking.

What could be better than going for a walk with your dog? Exercising together is the best way to get to know one another and begin to bond. And while it might seem counter-intuitive, not every dog comes equipped with the skills to walk on-leash. Some pull or yank, others drift, dawdle, or fall behind. Whatever the case may be for your newly adopted dog, it’s worth the time and energy to train them to embrace their leash, keep step with you, and not bolt after every squirrel they see. These dog walking tips are just for you.

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A Go-To Guide For a Specialized Pet Diet

Cat that needs specialized diet.

We can all relate to the impact that food has on the way we feel, and pets are no different. The wrong food has the potential to create illness or cause symptoms of health conditions to worsen. Similarly for our furry friends, the right pet food can be incredibly therapeutic. By providing excellent nutrition to our pets, we can ensure a higher quality of life and a longer one, too. If you’ve been wondering about a specialized pet diet, we’ve got some ideas worth considering.

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More Than Words: The Real Benefits of Dog Ownership

Dog licking owner's face.

Generally speaking, people love perks. Who doesn’t love a little kick-back for participation or a monthly bonus? Adopting a dog is a perfect example of this. We think we’re doing a good thing for others, but the real reward comes back to us tenfold. The tremendous, long-lasting, and far-reaching benefits of dog ownership simply cannot be overstated.

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Puppy Care Leads the Way to Lifelong Health

Puppy care.

Most of us would be hard-pressed to come up with anything that’s better than a warm, squishy, sweet puppy. While they are perfect in every way, shape, and form, puppies have significant needs that require minute-by-minute understanding and attention. Without a proactive approach to puppy care, they may not get on the right track to long-term wellness. Luckily, we can help with that!

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