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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Why Spay or Neuter Your Dog or Cat? Here’s 5 Important Reasons

Posted by Chris Vanderhoof, DVM, MPH on Jul 22, 2019 8:00:00 AM

So you’ve got that new puppy or kitten and you’ve been agonizing over getting him or her “fixed” and when. Perhaps your breeder has told you one thing and your next door neighbor has told you another. It’s also possible you adopted a pet from a shelter or rescue (for which we’d like to say thank you!) and the decision to spay/neuter was already made for you but you’re interested in this topic all the same.

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Topics: Cats, Dogs, Pet Health

Dog Scooting 101: 5 Causes and How to Help Your Pup

Posted by Chris Vanderhoof, DVM, MPH on May 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM

It’s that scenario many of us are familiar with. It might be at home (typically when friends or family are visiting), maybe it’s on a walk through the neighborhood, or at the dog park. Your pup starts to drag her bottom on the ground. Everyone stops and stares. Some chuckle.

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Topics: Dogs, Pet Health

5 Highly Successful Health Tips for Basic Pet Care

Posted by Chris Vanderhoof, DVM, MPH on Apr 17, 2019 8:00:00 AM

We love our pets. And there’s nothing better than seeing our pups and kitties happy, healthy, and being themselves. But keeping them fed properly, frollicking, and free from illness isn’t always easy, and takes some know-how. In this article, we’re going to cover 5 big categories in preventative health that are important to be thinking about on a daily basis for your pet.

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Topics: Cats, Dogs, Pet Health

Is Dog Urine Killing Grass On Your Lawn? Why and How to Prevent It

Posted by Chris Vanderhoof, DVM, MPH on Mar 18, 2019 8:16:49 AM

There’s nothing that supports a homeowner’s pride more than a well-kept lawn. And there’s nothing that invites a neighbor’s or landlord’s ire more than the patchy, yellow, dead grass pattern of urine spots.There’s nothing that supports a homeowner’s pride more than a well-kept lawn. And there’s nothing that invites a neighbor’s or landlord’s ire more than the patchy, yellow, dead grass pattern of urine spots.

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Topics: Pet Care, Dogs, Pet Health

The Gassy Dog: How to Reduce Those Foul Emissions

Posted by Chris Vanderhoof, DVM, MPH on Feb 4, 2019 12:18:05 PM

Dog flatulence is a funny topic. We are, after all, talking about farts, which smell funny and sound funny. But if you’ve ever had to address that elephant in the room that is your gas-prone pup, especially during the holidays when guests and family are visiting, the humor is harder to appreciate. The stress that your gassy dog can have on your relationship together is no laughing matter.

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Topics: Dogs, Pet Supplements and Vitamins, Pet Health

Coping with Coprophagia: Why Does My Dog Eat Poop?

Posted by Chris Vanderhoof, DVM, MPH on Oct 31, 2018 2:57:16 PM

We dog lovers like nothing better than a warm wet kiss from a furry friend. It’s a good sign of the bond we share with them. But there can be one deterrent that would keep us from enjoying that sloppy wet kiss.“Doggy breath” can be bad enough but if you catch your pal eating poop, all bets are off.

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Topics: Pet Care, Dogs, Pet Health

Making a Safe and Healthy Choice for Your Dog: Vitamins and Supplements

Posted by Chris Vanderhoof, DVM, MPH on Oct 5, 2018 11:02:27 AM

Dog vitamins and supplements are extremely popular. There’s so many out there! But what constitutes a vitamin and what constitutes a supplement? Do supplements need a prescription and in what cases might my pooch need one? Before we get into some specific supplements and when we might consider them, let’s take a few moments to answer some of these questions.

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Topics: Pet Care, Dogs, Pet Supplements and Vitamins, Pet Health

5 Preventive Health Tips Every Dog Owner Should Know

Posted by Chris Vanderhoof, DVM, MPH on Oct 4, 2018 10:45:49 AM

I love dogs. But what I love most about them is seeing them in their element: happy, healthy, playing, and enjoying time with their human companions.

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Topics: Dogs, Pet Health, News

How to Catch 10 Common Dog Health Problems Early

Posted by Chris Vanderhoof, DVM, MPH on Oct 4, 2018 10:36:23 AM

When your pup isn’t feeling well, it can be very distressing.

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Topics: Dogs, Pet Health

6 Foods That Are Bad For Dogs (and 4 to Feed Carefully)

Posted by Chris Vanderhoof, DVM, MPH on Oct 4, 2018 10:29:14 AM

Look up an article on healthy foods for people and you’ll find some familiar and popular items.

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Topics: Dogs, Pet Health

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