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Jason Nicholas, BVetMed

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Dr. Jason Nicholas – Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer Emeritus

Dr. J is a former ER and general practice veterinarian obsessed with keeping pets safe and healthy. Just like Preventive Vet, Dr. J strives for a world where all pet owners are empowered to keep their pets happy, healthy, and free from preventable suffering.

5 Pet Hazards People on Keto Diets Need to Know

Updated: February 6, 2019

If you’re contemplating the ketogenic diet to cut back on carbs and sugar or eat better in general, there are some things you should be aware of to best ensure that you don’t endanger the health and safety of your pets while you’re improving your own.

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#IfOnlyIKnew: Milo's Brush With a Chip Bag

Updated: December 14, 2018

Milo, a 3-year-old shepherd/beagle mix was laying motionless on the floor, his head covered by a bag of Ruffles potato chips. Milo was completely unresponsive and barely breathing! Thankfully, Kristi’s nursing skills and instincts kicked right in! Here's their story.

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Shopping List: Help Your New Dog or Puppy Settle In Easier

Updated: April 12, 2020

Ease your dog's adjustment period by being well prepared with products and aids that can help your new dog settle into their new life faster. This article covers everything from calming aids (incl pheromones and music), to how to turn bedtime into sleeptime, as well as safe toys and crate essentials.

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#IfOnlyIKnew: Baking Healthy Killed This Dog!

Updated: September 26, 2018

As is common for people on diabetic-friendly or ketogenic (keto) diets, or any other low carb diets, Melissa replaced the sugar called for in her bread recipe with xylitol, an all natural and increasingly common sugar substitute that’s safe for people but extremely toxic to dogs. Here's her story.

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Is Feeding a Grain-Free Food Hurting Your Dog's Heart?

Published: July 25, 2018

If you have chosen to feed your dog a grain-free diet, and especially if it's a food that contains peas, chickpeas, lentils, or potatoes in place of the grains, you should be aware of the possible link between grain-free diets and the development of Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM).

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