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Most loved Health Talk posts of 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, the team at Health Talk wanted to take a minute to thank you – our readers. Since the beginning of 2015, more than 112,000 of you have stopped by to read one of our posts, with the majority staying to enjoy multiple blog posts. Having a strong readership is what makes Health Talk so successful. In honor of our readers, we wanted to share what posts you loved the most in 2015.  

Have a wonderful New Years Eve and see you in 2016!

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Emergency situation: What to do if your pet is having a medical emergency

Everyone knows what to do for a medical emergency: call 911. But what if a pet is having a medical emergency? How can you tell when it’s serious?

Health Talk sat down with Emergency and Critical Care Veterinarian Kelly Tart, D.V.M., of the Veterinary Medical Center to talk about how to recognize medical emergencies in pets and what to do about it.

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Popcorn for pets? Healthy treats your pet can enjoy

It’s no secret there is an obesity epidemic in the human population. As humans are growing larger, their four-legged companions are following a similar path.

University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center Nutritionist, and associate professor, Julie Churchill, says that an estimated 54 percent of dogs and cats are overweight or obese.

It’s important to feed your pet a well-balanced diet, including healthy treats.

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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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