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Dear Doctor: Preparing for Move-In Day

We are about to make a big move across the country, and I am concerned about the emotional well being of my six-year-old American Eskimo dog, Bibi, who has never known any other home. Whatís the best way to help her make the transition? More

Dear Doctor: Yes, the Dog Needs the Operation

My 11-year-old Lab mix was having trouble breathing, so I took him to the vet, who diagnosed pneumonia. But now the doctor is saying he has to have an operation to correct some trouble in his voice box, which caused the difficulty breathing in the first place and also led to the pneumonia. Does that make any sense? How could a problem with the voice box lead to labored breathing or pneumonia? I have gone to this vet for years but now fear she is trying to bilk me. More

Dear Doctor: White Coat Hypertension?

I just took my dog to a new veterinarian for the first time, and he said she has high blood pressure. He wants to check it again in a few days. Iím concerned. She is only 3 years old and has never had high blood pressure before, but the doctor thinks it might just be white-coat hypertension ó transient high blood pressure resulting from anxiety because she has never been to this office before. Can a dog really get white-coat hypertension? More