Archive for March, 2014

  1. Bedlington terrier
  2. Devon Rex cat
  3. Irish water spaniel
  4. Italian greyhound
  5. Javanese cat
  6. Labradoodle
  7. Labrador retriever
  8. Maltese
  9. Schnauzer
  10. Yorkshire terrier

So what makes the breeds listed “allergen-friendly”? They “tend to be smaller, are known to shed less or not shed, and possess shorter coats or fur that produces less dander.” ¹  Labradors are the exception, though; they made the cut because they are considered frequent swimmers that “limit allergen concentrations in their hair.” ²

The list was compiled as the Allergen All-Star Pet Awards, by Kaz, Inc., which manufactures the Doctor’s Choice True HEPA Air Purifier.

¹ “11 pets suggested for allergy sufferers,” Veterinary Practice News, April 2014, p. 22.
²  Ibid.

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Schedule update

Dr. Miele will be out of the office this week.

We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

In Dr. Miele’s absence, we are unable to fill
or authorize prescription medication,
provide medical services, or give medical advice.

If your pet needs emergency care,
please contact BluePearl at 757-499-5463.

We appreciate your understanding.

Est. 1973

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Recipe by Cass Lang of Old Derby Animal Clinic, Hingham, MA.
Borrowed from Protector, a Merial publication.

Carob Crunchies for Dogs


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken or beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 cup carob powder
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrot, if desired

Combine all ingredients and roll out to about 1 inch thick.
Cut with cookie cutters, if desired.
Place on cookie sheet and bake at 350° F for 25-30 minutes or until crisp.
Store in an air-tight container.

Cool tricks deserve treats!

Cool tricks deserve treats!

This recipe is intended for dogs that are not allergic to the ingredients listed.

For more dog treat recipes, go here.


Vintage image found at The Graphics Fairy.

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Recipe by Janine Shelton of Bethany Veterinary Hospital, Bethany, CT.
Borrowed from Protector, a Merial publication.

Mouseburger Bites


  • 3 ounces finely ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons oatmeal
  • 1 egg, to bind
  • Whisker of catnip, finely chopped

Thoroughly knead all ingredients together and form into a flat oval. Broil under medium heat for 5-7 minutes, turning frequently and until outside is crisp. Cool and slice into bite-sized chunks.

Your cat has his quirks; show him you love him just the way he is, by baking up a special treat tonight.

Your cat has his quirks; show him you love him just the way he is — bake up a special treat tonight.

This recipe is intended for pets which are not allergic to the listed ingredients.

Find more pet treat recipes here, here, and here.

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If you’ve ever had your pet into the emergency hospital, then perused the discharge papers, you may be confused by all the abbreviations you see. Here’s the lowdown on 21 bits of alphabet soup in the veterinary ER.

BCS……………..Body Condition Score
CBC……………..Complete Blood Count
CRT…………….Capillary Refill Time
DDx……………..Differential Diagnoses
HR………………Heart Rate
MM……………..Mucous Membranes
OU……………….Oculi Uterque (each eye)
R/O……………..Rule Out
RR……………….Respiratory Rate
WNL…………….Within Normal Limits
Wt………………. Weight

Find more definitions here.

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