Mobile Pet Vet Blog

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Does my dog need flea and tick medication in the winter?

December 6, 2021

Cooler weather means less insect activity, which in turn means it’s okay to skip the monthly flea, tick and heartworm prevention for your pets, right? Wrong!

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What do I do if my cat is coughing and sneezing?

September 30, 2021

An occasional sneeze or cough from your cat is common, but when does a simple “Bless you!” suffice and when should you be concerned? How can you tell if the strange noise coming from your cat is even a sneeze or a cough at all? It’s not always easy to tell, so take a video […]

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Why Is My Dog Licking His Paws?

August 25, 2021

Dogs lick their paws for many reasons. Skin issues, injuries, allergies, boredom or anxiety may all be factors leading to your pup’s habit.

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COVID-19 Protocols

March 17, 2020

Dear Mobile Pet Vet Family, As your trusted veterinary care provider, we are dedicated to ensuring the health and safety of all of your family members (both 4-legged and 2). We are closely following the ongoing developments regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and are following guidance from the AVMA, CDC and Maryland Veterinary Medical Association. Maryland […]

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CBD- Weeding through all the information

September 13, 2018

CBD oil use in pets and people has been in the news a lot recently. There has been new interest in use of CBD in pets with the publication of an article about a study done at Cornell University. This study looked at two different doses of CBD oil obtained from Ellevet and showed no […]

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Grain Free Diets… Friend or Foe? It’s Complicated

September 6, 2018

There have been several articles in the news recently about the health concerns of feeding grain free diets. One of the articles was published here in the New York Times. Articles like this one have focused on the concern about a heart condition called cardiomyopathy (DCM). The articles are a little misleading because, as of […]

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Counterfeit Nutramax products sold through Amazon

September 6, 2018

We have recently been made aware of a press release issued by the Nutramax company, the manufacturers of many veterinary supplements we recommend including Dasuquin, Cosuquin, Proviable and Welactin. In the press release, Nutramax states that it is aware of counterfeit products being sold through They urge consumers to return to Nutramax any listed […]

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Hyperthyroidism in Cats – Thyrotoxicosis

July 24, 2017

Affected Animals: This is a common disease of older cats, with an average age of 13 years and a general range of four to 20 years. Cats of all breeds and both sexes can be affected. Overview: Feline hyperthyroidism is the most common hormonal abnormality and is a common disease of aging cats. Hyperthyroidism is […]

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Hyperadrenocorticism in Dogs – Cushing’s Disease

July 24, 2017

Affected Animals: Although dogs of almost every age have been reported to have Cushing’s disease, it is most common in middle-aged and older dogs. Most dogs diagnosed with Cushing’s disease are at least 9 to 10 years old. Slightly more female dogs are affected than male dogs. Large breed dogs tend to be affected more […]

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Foods to Avoid

July 24, 2017

Foods to Avoid Chocolate Grapes/Raisins Raw meats Hard/Treated or cooked bones Pig ear treats or other pork products Any over the counter pain relievers or human medications (check with veterinarian first) Toys Avoid any chew toys that are harder than your dog’s teeth. This includes: bones, hooves, and nylabones etc, as these can cause serious […]