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Ask the Dogtor: 10 Questions Every Dog Owner Should Ask the Vet

Written by: Dr. Bo Bergman, DVM


Dr. Bo Bergman offers advice for making the most of your visit to the vet.

[Editor's Note: Dr. Bo Bergman—a.k.a. "the Dogtor"—has graciously agreed to answer questions about dog health and care from Orvis Dogs readers and occasionally provide helpful tips, as well. If you have a question for the Dogtor, leave it in the comments section below. Click here to read his introductory post.]

Client communication is an important aspect of veterinary medicine. Our patients can’t speak for themselves, but the veterinarian-client-patient relationship should never be a one-way discussion. So maximize the. . .

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Ask the Dogtor: Will Chemical Sterilization Replace Surgical Neutering?

Written by: Dr. Bo Bergman, DVM


Dr. Bo Bergman breaks down the factors you should consider when choosing your dog’s food.

[Editor's Note: Dr. Bo Bergman—a.k.a. "the Dogtor"—has graciously agreed to answer questions about dog health and care from Orvis Dogs readers. If you have a question for the Dogtor, leave it in the comments section below. Click here to read his introductory post.]

Question: I’ve heard of a new injectable drug called Zeuterin used to neuter dogs. [Editor's note: We posted about it last September.] Is it really going to revolutionize animal medicine? —Jody, via email

Great question, and one with a complex answer.

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Ask the Dogtor: Holiday Giving for Dog Lovers

Written by: Dr. Bo Bergman, DVM


Dr. Bo Bergman has some ideas for holiday giving for dog lovers.

[Editor's Note: Dr. Bo Bergman—a.k.a. "the Dogtor"—has graciously agreed to answer questions about dog health and care from Orvis Dogs readers. If you have a question for the Dogtor, leave it in the comments section below. Click here to read his introductory post.]

I’ve always been drawn to the “giving” side of veterinary medicine. Most veterinarians I know care deeply about animal welfare. I, for one, will never forget the impact my work at animal shelters has had on my life. I saw firsthand the way many of these animals suffer, but also the. . .

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Ask the Dogtor, I: Treatment Options for Strained Knee Ligaments

Written by: Dr. Bo Bergman, DVM


A torn or ruptured knee ligament can affect a dog’s mobility and cause varying levels of pain.
Photo via crozetgazette.com

Last week, Bill asked about treatment options for his dog with a strained “ACL.” Most people have likely heard of athletes tearing or rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in their knee, and the same thing can happen in dogs (and cats)—only we call it the. . .

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