Chris Vanderhoof, DVM, MPH

Chris Vanderhoof, DVM, MPH
Chris is a seasoned veterinarian with over 15 years of animal health experience in small animal, large/farm animal, equine, and public health fields.

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Tips to Clear Up Your Dog's Smelly Gas

Posted by Chris Vanderhoof, DVM, MPH on Nov 3, 2020 8:20:32 AM

Here’s a fun question for you…


If you could have one superpower, what would it be? 


If you’re like most folks across the US and Europe, invisibility and being able to fly are the top two. You’ll also find super strength, teleportation, and immortality high on the list too.


But one superpower that’s not high on this list? Being able to clear the room with a single gassy toot. 


So, if your pup does in fact have this superpower, chances are, it’s not too popular. 

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Topics: Dogs

What to Do if Your Dog is Leaking Urine

Posted by Chris Vanderhoof, DVM, MPH on Sep 28, 2020 7:12:26 AM

Here’s a head scratcher for you.

You take your pup out for walks, and she uses the potty pretty well outdoors. You would in fact say that she appears to be well potty-trained.


And yet, when she gets up off her bed from sleeping or napping there’s a small wet spot where she was laying. Or perhaps you even see little drips of pee on the floor when she’s walking around the house.


What almost seems worse, is that she doesn’t even seem to be aware that it’s happening. 


So what’s going on?

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Topics: Pet Health

6 Tips to Help Your Dog Gain Weight

Posted by Chris Vanderhoof, DVM, MPH on Aug 17, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Many pet parents can be understandably concerned about their pet’s weight, whether too much weight or too little. 

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Topics: Pet Health

How to Tell a Dog's Age: 5 Vet Tips

Posted by Chris Vanderhoof, DVM, MPH on Aug 3, 2020 8:00:00 AM

During the last couple of decades, interest in adopting pets from shelters and through rescue groups has increased dramatically, and for good reason.

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Topics: Pet Care

Heat Stroke in Dogs: The Dangers Outside and In (the Car)

Posted by Chris Vanderhoof, DVM, MPH on Jul 21, 2020 7:52:14 AM

Although this current year of 2020 has led to restrictions in how we can enjoy it, this summer is no less a time that most folks enjoy getting outside. 


But along with those typical summer activities and enjoyments, there are also a lot of precautions too. 

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Topics: Pet Health

What Does Catnip Do to Cats?

Posted by Chris Vanderhoof, DVM, MPH on Jul 6, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Many kitty parents are familiar with the strange and unique behavior that happens when a cat encounters catnip.


The mewling, body contortions, manic darting from one place to another, and general craziness that ensues when kitties come in contact with this herb are hilarious to watch.


But how and why does it cause this effect in cats? 

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Topics: Cats, Pet Health

Strategies for Stress: How to Calm a Dog Down

Posted by Chris Vanderhoof, DVM, MPH on Jun 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM


Here’s some scenarios you might be familiar with when it comes to your pup.

If you leave home, sometimes even just for 5 or 10 minutes to take out the trash or do something in the backyard, you can hear her howling and whining. If you ever leave for longer, you might find her broken out of her crate and the entire house looks like a small cyclone ripped through it.


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Topics: Pet Care

Can You Give Your Dog Melatonin?

Posted by Chris Vanderhoof, DVM, MPH on Jun 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Melatonin is a popular supplement that many people take if they have trouble sleeping. It’s purported to promote a restful, relaxed state, and help you snooze through the night. 

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Topics: Pet Health

A Dog's Gums: The Comprehensive Guide

Posted by Chris Vanderhoof, DVM, MPH on Jun 1, 2020 12:00:00 AM

We may think a lot about our dogs’ teeth and how important they are to health and happiness. But what about those rosy pink gums that help keep those vital pearly whites in place?

A dog’s gums are not just there for show, they actually serve as a unique window into the health and condition of a dog at any given time and can be even more important as an indicator for disease than the teeth themselves.

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Topics: Pet Health

How to Deal with Your Dog's Ear Infection

Posted by Chris Vanderhoof, DVM, MPH on May 18, 2020 8:00:00 AM

A head shake here, a little hind foot scratch there. But at its peak, a dog ear infection is pretty awful, as many pup parents out there can testify to. Red, swollen, painful ears that smell terrible and have nasty white, yellow, or brown gunk.


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Topics: Pet Health

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