Dr. Chantal Villeneuve MS BVetMed (Veterinarian)

Dr. Chantal is passionate about the human-dog bond and improving animals' lives through their connections with their human companions. She has worked with almost every species, dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and even horses and mice - all are welcome. She is excited to use her writing to spread the things she has learned to help people connect with their dogs.

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6 Vizsla Health Issues To Be Aware Of (Vet Answer)

Vizslas are sensitive, energetic, and smart. They need plenty of exercise and positive mental stimulation. Overall, they are healthy dogs. They don’t usually suffer from some of the more prevalent genetic and inherited diseases that some other breeds do. They might have some eye or skin issues, but in general, Vizslas are pretty sturdy. However, […]

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High Blood Pressure in Dogs (Systemic Hypertension): Causes, Signs & Treatments (Vet Answer)

High blood pressure in dogs has some significant differences compared to humans. This article will explain how high blood pressure works in dogs, and how it is treated differently in veterinary medicine. Read the last section to understand why your vet doesn’t measure blood pressure the same way your doctor does. What Is High Blood

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Pulmonary Hypertension in Dogs: Signs, Causes & Care (Vet Answer)

Pulmonary hypertension is a disease process, not a specific disease. It is caused by a specific disease, such as heartworms, or anatomical or physiological defects. It is usually a secondary process to the primary cause of disease. Heartworm is a serious global problem that every dog owner should know. Although not as common as systemic

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8 Signs It’s Time to Change Your Dog’s Food: Our Vet Explains

There are so many different types of dog food, and your dog can have a lot of different things that make choosing dog food even more important and difficult. The following article highlights some of the signs that suggest things are off, and you may need to consider changing dog foods. Before We Begin: A

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Bronchitis in Dogs: Signs, Causes, & Treatment (Vet Answer)

In dogs, bronchitis is a relatively common problem. In humans, bronchitis is usually thought of as an infectious problem. And in dogs, it can be an infection, but it can also be present in other ways. Hopefully, if your dog has been diagnosed with bronchitis, it is an acute, short-term problem. Chronic bronchitis can get

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Neuropathy in Dogs (Vet Answer): Signs, Causes & Treatment

Neuropathy is a problem with a nerve or a set of nerves. Neuropathies can vary from small problems that do not impact your dog’s life greatly to dramatic, life-shattering disasters. On the giant highway system of the nervous system, with all roads leading to the city center (the brain), even small roadblocks can seriously slow

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Wolf Spider Bite on Dog: 6 Steps to Treat It (Vet Answer)

Do you need to panic if a wolf spider has bitten your dog? Thankfully, no. Wolf spiders are not venomous. Their bites might cause mild pain, small, localized swelling, or itchiness, which we discuss how to treat later in the post. But, in general, they are not something to worry about too much. Saying this

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Can Dogs Be Allergic to Other Dogs? Our Vet Explains Facts & FAQ

Yes, dogs can be allergic to other dogs. But in veterinary literature, there is actually more evidence that other allergens cause more problems for dogs than other dogs. Dog allergies tend to accumulate on top of each other to create an allergic response. And while an ‘other dog allergy’ can be a problem, it is

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Can Dogs Be Allergic to Chicken? Facts & FAQ (Vet Answer)

Chicken is a common ingredient in many dog food recipes. But, in fact, many dogs are allergic to chicken. It is one of the most common food allergies in dogs, along with beef, wheat, dairy, and lamb. Allergies, in general, are extremely common. Dogs can be allergic to types of food and environmental stimuli (i.e.,

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Valerian Root for Dogs: Info, Usage & FAQ (Vet Answer)

Valerian root is often used by humans as a supplement and although there is little to no evidence in the scientific literature to confirm its effects, it is supposed to help with insomnia, anxiety, depression, headaches, and many other things. In dogs, it also has no scientific evidence or medical studies confirming its effects. Anecdotally,

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Eating & Drinking for Dogs Prior to Spaying/Neutering (Vet Answer)

It can be emotionally stressful getting your dog ready for its neuter, making it confusing to sort out when they can eat and drink. Plus, different vets can give slightly different instructions. To be the most thorough, carefully follow your own vet’s instructions down to the hour. And remember that even if you’ve had a

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Pet Allergies in Babies & Children: What Parents Must Know (Vet Answer)

Allergies are always a problem in a vet clinic. Whether it is the pet that is allergic to living with humans or humans who are allergic to their pet, allergies are frustrating, hard work, and time-consuming. And when a child develops an allergy to a family pet, it is always especially sad and frustrating. As

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