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Pharmacists play a prominent role in animal healthcare

While pharmacists are well known for helping people with their medications, it’s often overlooked that they play a primary role in animal healthcare. While veterinarians prescribe animal medications, pharmacists have had an increased role in preparing and dispensing them.

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What’s yours is mine … dog germs included

Dog owners and their canine counterparts share more than just love, living space and the occasional bite of food.

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Humans aren’t the only ones who suffer from allergies…

For many this spring, the return of the sun and warm weather also means a return of seasonal allergies. The sniffling, sneezing and itching can be a frustrating characteristic of this time of year. As you head for the pharmacist to combat your allergies once again, keep an eye on your pets — they may be suffering, too.

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, spotlighting a peak season for asthma and allergy symptoms as pollen and other allergens come out in full force.

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Expert Advice: Holiday Pet Safety

Kristi Flynn, D.V.M., a veterinarian with the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, knows firsthand that the holidays can be a dangerous time for pets.

She’s seen pets come into clinic for everything from stomach problems to fractures and strains during the winter months.  Who knew the holidays could be so hazardous for pets?

If you’re looking for ways to keep your pet out of harm’s way this holiday season, here are a few of Flynn’s top tips …

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Vet Q&A: Keeping your pet safe this summer

Kristi Flynn, D.V.M., a veterinarian with the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine, is here to offer some tips to beat the heat and help keep your pet happy, healthy and hydrated this summer.

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