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Dr. Seth Bynum

Dr. Seth Bynum

Dr. Seth Bynum is a North Carolina native but has lived in the northwest for more than 15 years.  He is a second-career veterinarian, having spent more than a decade as a writer and photographer for newspapers and magazines in Montana and Washington.  When he’s not in the clinic, you’ll find Dr. Bynum outdoors with a shotgun or fly rod, accompanied by his two rambunctious German Shorthairs, River and Shine.

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Should I Adopt My Next Hunting Dog?

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Should I Adopt My Next Hunting Dog?

For all the promise and anticipation wrapped up in a new puppy, there exists a certain charm in restoring the shine on a second-hand bird dog. Tailgate legend has a long chapter devoted entirely to these pups. Their stories feature washed-out trial dogs that just needed more time to blossom or the...
Is a Raw Diet the Right Choice for Your Dog?

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Is a Raw Diet the Right Choice for Your Dog?

Few things will turn south an otherwise civil conversation about dogs faster than the topic of what to feed them. As a practicing veterinarian and bird hunter who spends a great deal of time engaged in tailgate banter, I’ve both received and dished out my share of subtle eyerolls and outright looks...
4 Ways to Save Money at the Vet

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4 Ways to Save Money at the Vet

If you’ve spent enough years in the good company of fine dogs, there’s no escaping one attribute they all share: Hunting dogs are expensive. If you haven’t depopulated your wallet or set fire to your credit card on behalf of your hunting companion, you should know that your time is coming. From gear...
Should I Give My Dog CBD?

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Should I Give My Dog CBD?

The therapeutic benefits of cannabis have been well documented in human medicine, from aiding in the control of seizures and management of arthritis, to adjunct treatment for mood disorders and anxiety. As our understanding of this plant and its medicinal and recreational uses expands, so does our...
Ask a Vet: Should I Stud My Dog?

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Ask a Vet: Should I Stud My Dog?

Training and fieldwork creates a special kind of bond between a dog and its owner. But our four-legged friends often find themselves in situations where they need your help. Our Ask a Vet series delivers advice directly from a professional, working veterinarian.  After years of training, hunting...
Ask a Vet: What Should I Look for in a Puppy?

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Ask a Vet: What Should I Look for in a Puppy?

Picking a puppy from a litter should be an exciting experience, but in the moment it’s easy to get blinded by the collective cuteness of a pile of baby bird dogs. Speaking from personal experience as a self-diagnosed sucker for puppies, you have to maintain a level head and a critical eye when...