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Dr. Karri McCreary, co-owner of the Greenville Animal Hospital, reflects on a story that a woman in Iowa has cloned her beloved cat.

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Dr. Karri McCreary, veterinarian and co-owner of the Greenville Animal Hospital, reflects on a Pew Research Center study that shows millenials are spending a lot of money on their pets during the coronavirus pandemic, much more than baby boomers.

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Dr. Karri McCreary, co-owner of the Greenville Animal Hospital, reflects on a story that telemedcine for pets is catching on during the coronavirus pandemic, but she says, so far, it's not a trend in Northeast Texas.

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Dr. Karri McCreary, co-owner of the Greenville Animal Hospital, discusses strategies for helping your pet adjust when you return to work after being at home during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Dr. Karri McCreary, co-owner of the Greenville Animal Hospital, provides advice on taking care of pets in hot weather.  In particular, Dr. McCreary says if pavement is too hot for your feet, it's probably too hot for your dog's paws, unless the dog is very accustomed to being outside and on the pavement.  And she says brush your dog's fur in the summer, removing the loose winter undercoat, but don't closely trim them.  

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Dr. Karri McCreary, Greenville veterinarian and co-owner of the Greenville Animal Hospital, discourses on some of the problems that occur between pets and senior citizens, and how to create the best matches for each.

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Dr. Karri McCreary, co-owner of the Greenville Animal Hospital, says it's not always easy to tell when a pet is in pain.  Pets' instinct may be to hide the pain, she says, because, in nature, it would be dangerous for them to show a weakness.

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Dr. Karri McCreary, co-owner of the Greenville Animal Hospital, says February is Pet Dental Health Month.  She says dental care is often overlooked by pet owners.  And Dr. McCreary reacts to a report that veterinarians are reporting a major problem with pets being overweight.

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Dr. Karri McCreary, co-owner of the Greenville Animal Hospital, reflects on a new ordinance passed by the Frisco City Council placing extensive new rules on pet stores after the local Humane Association discovered a number of concerns.  Dr. McCreary says it is best to buy pure bred dogs directly from a reputable breeder who can show all of the pertinent records on the pet.

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Dr. Karri McCreary, veterinarian and co-owner of the Greenville Animal Hospital, reflects on an article describing the benefits of pets for senior citizens at home and in senior-care facilities, and also in places of business.  Dr. McCreary says the Greenville Animal Hospital will pay the medical costs for any business adopting a rescue pet.

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Dr. Karri McCreary, veterinarian and co-owner of the Greenville Animal Hospital, comments on an article cautioning pet owners to be careful in providing toys for their pets.  She says she often treats pets who have swallowed balls or broken teeth on toys.

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Dr. Karri McCreary, co-owner of the Greenville Animal Hospital, says more of her clients are buying pet insurance to help cover the costs of caring for pets in the event of accident or necessary surgery.  The average monthly cost of pet insurance is about $76, but there are several different varieties of pet insurance available with variable costs.

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Dr. Karri McCreary, co-owner of the Greenville Animal Hospital, discusses on ways to help pets deal with stress.

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Dr. Karri McCreary, veterinarian and co-owner of the Greenville Animal Hospital, reflects on a New York Times article on caring for aging pets.

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Dr. Karri McCreary, co-owner of the Greenville Animal Hospital, reflects on an article warning against misinformation found online related to pet care.

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Dr. Karri McCreary, co-owner of the Greenville Animal Hospital, says dog owners should be more vigilant about preventing heartworms in their pets.  Heartworms are spread by mosquito bites, and from dog to dog. Dr. McCreary says heartworm preventative medicine is relatively inexpensive.  She says she's also seeing a lot of problems this summer with fleas and ticks.

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Dr. Karri McCreary, co-owner of the Greenville Animal Hospital, says the hospital has partnered with the Abandoned Pet Project to provide neutering surgeries for feral cats that are caught and brought to the hospital.  The neutering is the "snip," and clipping the end of one of the cat's ears is the "tip," so that the cat can be identified as one that has been treated.  The fee for an individual trapping a cat and bringing it in is $20, thanks for a grant from the Abandoned Pet Project.  Dr.

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Dr. Karri McCreary, co-owner of the Greenville Animal Hospital, says dogs and cats need regular dental care.  She says many pet owners do bring their pets to her for dental care.  Dr. McCreary recommends that pet owners start cleaning the pets' teeth when they're very young, so they become accustomed to it.

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Dr. Karri McCreary, co-owner of the Greenville Animal Hospital, says studies show that grain-free pet food -- which has gained popularity in recent years -- may actually cause serious health problems for dogs and cats.

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Dr. Karri McCreary, co-owner of the Greenville Animal Hospital, discusses a trend of veterinarians banding together to offer after-hours pet care services for emergencies.  Dr.

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Dr. Karri McCreary, co-owner of the Greenville Animal Hospital, contemplates the controversy over the trend of feeding raw food to pets.  Although eating raw food may seem natural for pets, Dr.

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Dr. Karri McCreary, co-owner of the Greenville Animal Hospital, says she is seeing a major increase in distemper in dogs.  Dr. McCreary estimates the number of distemper cases has perhaps doubled in the past couple of years.  She said distemper was almost considered a thing of the past when she was in vet school, but it has returned in this area because too many people do not vaccinate their pets.  Dr. McCreary says the disease is almost always fatal.

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Dr. Karri McCreary, co-owner of the Greenville Animal Hospital, reflects on an article about the rising cost of pet care.  Dr. McCreary says many factors are involved, including the expectations of pet owners for technologically advanced treatment.  But Dr. McCreary says veterinarians are able to work with pet owners on working out a plan that suits their situation.

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Greenville veterinarian Dr. Karri McCreary discusses a recent article explaining why pets may not be good Christmas gifts unless you're very sure the person receiving the pet wants one.  Pets are a major responsibility and may be costly.  Also, Dr.

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Dr. Karri McCreary, veterinarian and co-owner of the Greenville Animal Hospital, says pets caught up in disasters such as the recent hurricanes and wildfires often have to be moved to locations in distant locations of the country because shelters are already full nearby.  Dr. McCreary says many rescued pets are never reclaimed by their owners, and foster pet hosts often end up keeping the pets.

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Greenville veterinarian Dr. Karri McCreary, co-owner of the Greenville Animal Hospital, discusses the problem of "puppy mills," businesses that breed dogs without adequate regard for their well-being.  Dr.

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Dr. Karri McCreary, co-owner of the Greenville Animal Hospital, says decisions concerning health care for older pets should be made depending on the potential for the animal's quality of life at that time and in the future. She says animals live in the moment and are not able to understand the concept of being healthier weeks or months from now.

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Dr. Karri McCreary, co-owner of the Greenville Animal Hospital, continues her recent discussion of summer pet care.  She says pet owners should be very careful about exposing pets to fireworks, which may frighten dogs or cats and cause them to run away.  And she says it's not wise to feed pets with food from summer barbecues.  Dr.

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Dr. Karri McCreary, co-owner of the Greenville Animal Hospital, says pet owners must take special precautions in the summer.  Outdoor dogs need a shady place and lots of water, and a raised bed that allows for air circulation is a good idea.  Dr. McCreary says pets should have all their vaccinations before they travel, and inserting a microchip is also a good idea.

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Dr. Karri McCreary, co-owner of the Greenville Animal Hospital, says she and others in Hunt County Pets Alive regularly transport shelter pets to New York and Wisconsin, where they find new homes.  She says people are needed in Hunt County to provide temporary foster homes for shelter pets while they're waiting to be transported.

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