Top 5 Blogs of 2023

dog and woman on laptop

Happy New Year! We are so grateful for the continued support of our lovely community. We couldn’t do what we do without each and every one of you. As we reflect on the end of another year, we wanted to take some time to go back and revisit some of our most popular blogs of 2023. So. without further adieu, here we go:

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Lutheran Military Veterans & Family Ministries Runs Exclusively on Donations and Volunteerism

A red dog looking at the American flag.

If you’ve been around Dupont Veterinary Clinic for long, you know we’re passionate about animals! We also care deeply for the people that come along with the pets we see! That’s why we love to support organizations that care for both people and pets!

Dr. Steve Harry has been the owner of DVC since 1999. Recently, as he has backed off on his veterinary responsibilities, he has served on the board of directors for an important organization that uses therapy dogs to serve our military veterans. If you’re like us, you deeply appreciate the sacrifice our veterans have made for our country.

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Understanding Dog Vaccines

A ridgeback puppy gets a vaccine.

Most pet owners are on board with the fact that their dog needs some vaccinations to keep their furry family member safe and healthy. But what vaccines do dogs need? Are dog vaccines safe? When do you start to vaccinate a puppy? Dupont Veterinary Clinic has all the information you need when it comes to understanding dog vaccines. 

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What’s the Deal With Your Pet’s Anal Glands?

What to know about pet's anal glands.

It’s easy to ignore something that we can’t see. Case in point: your pet’s anal glands. Located on the right and left sides of the anus, many pet owners never have cause to inspect them. While not every pet has issues with their anal glands, some cats and dogs depend on regular expression. The more you know about this hidden anatomy, the better off your pet will be.

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When Doggie Breath Starts to Really Reek, It’s Time to Act

The seemingly slow build up of yucky yellowish-brown stuff on the back molars might not cause problems right away, but if left alone for too long, a telltale smell might become part of your dog’s kisses. The first sign of dental disease in pets (like people) is usually bad breath. 

Unfortunately, that doggie breath you’ve grown accustomed to might very well be on its way to repelling you – but it doesn’t have to be this way!

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Dupont Veterinary Clinic’s Top 5 Blogs of 2020!

Oh 2020… You rascal of a year. You’ve certainly had more than your fair share up ups and downs and, truth be told, we are not necessarily sad to see you go.

Yet, for all the challenges you’ve thrown at us, one thing most of us can agree on is that it has been a banner year for our pets! Pet adoption boomed in the face of the pandemic. Many of us were home more than usual, resulting in an increase of snuggles, daily walks, and overall companionship. And, many of you took advantage of your time to learn more about your pets’ quirks, behaviors, and health needs.

We appreciate you, our readers, for turning so often to Dupont Veterinary Clinic’s pet health blog. It warms our hearts that you entrust your pets’ care to our team.

And now, without further ado…

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Celebrating Veterinary Technicians and the Extraordinary Services They Provide

While most pet owners refer to their primary veterinarian when speaking of their pet’s medical care, you may be surprised just how much a veterinary technician does. In fact, veterinary technicians are the first to assess your pet, as well as provide important screening and diagnostic services. They are an essential part of a successful, high quality veterinary practice.

The team at Dupont Veterinary Clinic wants to put a spotlight on how essential our fantastic technicians are and the expertise, education, drive, and compassion required for the job.

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Get to Know Your Dupont Veterinary Clinic Doctors! 

If you’ve spent any time with us here at Dupont Veterinary Clinic, you know that we place a huge emphasis on the relationship between our staff and you.

An important part of providing your pet with the caring and professional service they deserve is cultivating a relationship between our staff and you! 

To help you get to know us a little better, we sat down for a little Q and A session with our doctors. Some of their answers to our questions may surprise you!

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A Spotlight on Our Fundraiser for K9 Vests!

In 2018, 28 police K9s were killed in the line of duty. K9s are not only invaluable assets to any police force, but they are loyal friends, protecting both their officer handler and the community at large. 

Much is expected of K9 officers. They are trained to patrol, track, and locate people, drugs, and explosives, as well as to protect their human partners. K9 officers are in as much danger of being shot or injured as human police officers, but unlike human officers, most don’t wear protective vests. 

Learn about how Dupont Veterinary Clinic, along with other groups, worked hard to change that right here in the Fort Wayne Police Department.

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Client Spotlight: Anne and Chris Bohlman and Their Incredible Therapy Dogs

Fort Wayne is a pretty great place to live, thanks in no small part to the residents. At Dupont Veterinary Clinic we are extremely fortunate to get to know so many incredible local families and their pets, such as Anne and Chris Bohlman and their dogs, Bessie, Dana, and MiniMoo. 

The Bohlmans, along with their three trained therapy dogs, have been volunteering their time and energy in our community for the past 14 years. We’re thrilled to share the Bohlman’s story with our readers, and to highlight the ways in which therapy dogs enrich human lives and bring communities together.

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