Choose words carefully when discussing a pet's weight in the veterinary clinic

Choose words carefully when discussing a pet's weight in the veterinary clinic

The wrong message might yield unfortunate results.
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Sep 18, 2013

Pets packing on extra pounds can be vulnerable to a number of medical problems. Here Dr. Ernie Ward demonstrates an articulate way (and an offensive way) to broach this potentially sensitive topic in our video series "Say this, not that!"

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