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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Toy Poodle

February is National Pet Dental Health

By Dr. Doug Pernikoff, Special to the Jewish Light February 15, 2012

Dear Dr. Doug, My little Pierre is a 14-year-old toy poodle.  My vet explained that he really should have his teeth cleaned, but I am so afraid of the anesthesia.  Why can't he do the dental without anesthesia? —Fearful Mama Dear Fearful Mama, I...

Dr. Stacey Wallach with her Newfoundland, Duke, one of her three
dogs.

Local veterinarian now offers stem cell treatments for pets

BY PATRICIA CORRIGAN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT January 18, 2012

Almost 40 percent of U.S. households own at least one dog and 33 percent own at least one cat-so says the Humane Society of the United States-and some of these animals are being restored to health through the use of stem cell therapy. Dr. Stacey Wallach,...

What’s the harm in feeding your dog table scraps?

December 7, 2011

My wife keeps nudging me to stop feeding the dog from the table.  When asked why I do it, I simply reply, ‘ the dog likes me to!'  Do I have to be concerned with feeding extra goodies?   -Wanting to Please My Pet Dogs and cats are traditionally...

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